Of course, the guilt ate at me all day and I decided to tackle it around 7:30pm, an hour or so after dinner. Normally that's enough time for me to digest-but not yesterday. Below are the planned intervals, and then the actual:
2x1200 meters @ 6:02 Actual: 6:01, 6:04
4X800 @ 3:58 Actual: 4:00, 4:01, 3:57, 4:01
Add in a warm-up, cool-down, and some walk/jog intervals in between, and it was 7 miles. As you can see, I missed the mark I was going for nearly every time. I can be pretty hard on myself, and this was really disappointing. Trying to just be proud I made it out there and gave it my all!
Dinner was a take on the Caprese salad. Whenever I eat out at an Italian restaurant, I'm drawn to both Caprese salads and bruschetta. So last night's creation was a bit of both. I made a mixed salad from a gorgeous orange tomato, a red roma tomato, and some fresh wet mozzarella balls. All mixed up with olive oil, balsamic, and a touch of sea salt. Mine was served in romaine lettuce boats to eat by hand:
The second picture was for hubs--he spooned the salad onto some garlic bread (sliced french loaf with olive spread and garlic baked for a few minutes).
This is one of those meals that hubby looks at and asks, "what will the main course be?" Although he ate this and was full, which made me happy! I get so excited when I make a meat-free meal that he loves. Especially ones with lots of veggies and healthy ingredients!
Got some more use out of the mozarella today for lunch. I had a rice cake trio, each topped with different ingredients. a) peanut butter, b) apple butter, and c) tomato sauce and mozzarella, under the broiler until melted. Hello, rice cake pizza. New favorite:
Do you regularly make meat-free meals? What is your secret to making it hearty enough for someone with a big appetite?
It seems that pasta with tons of cheese is a real winner for hubs. I find that adding in plenty of fat (olive oil, nut butters, avocado, etc.) makes meals much more filling.
How do you react when you fall short of your fitness goals?
Honestly, this is so tough for me. I don't like failing. I try to listen to my body, but when I'm healthy and feeling great and STILL can't make the mark, it's tough. I definitely need to work on being positive and not being so hard on myself!