SIA – ing
One night I texted my boyfriend to see what he was doing. His response: “SIA-ing”.
Apparently SIA = Saturday In America. To him I think it means he’s on the couch drinking beer, eating pizza, and watching football. Well here is MY version of an SIA:
I slept for 12 hours on Friday night and didn’t wake up until after 10 am. Craziness! My 12 mile run was on the schedule, so I had my standard pre-run breakfast of almond butter & banana toast with coffee.
Then I hit the gym. HELLO JANUARY GYM GOERS! Apparently I don’t get a good idea of how bad it is since I’m usually there at 6:30am, but Saturday around noon it is absolutely packed! Waiting for machines! (Someone actually took the one I put my towel on, but I pretty quickly found another).
This run was terrible from the beginning. I think I actually slept TOO much, plus all the chocolate in my stomach from the night before wasn’t sitting super well. I felt like I was going to throw up during the beginning and was ready to quit by mile 3. My training schedule only had 9 on it, but since I missed my 12 last week I really wanted to do the longer distance. I told myself to at least do 9, and then I could walk the last three.
Thankfully down to the wire NCAA basketball kept me pretty occupied as the run went on. I told myself to get to six – half way – and then I could take a break. But when I got there I felt a little better (and Tennessee was about to beat Vanderbilt) and I thought “okay, you can make it to nine!”. And somehow I did! It wasn’t fun. But after 9 miles I got off, went tot he bathroom, and stretched a bit. I actually changed treadmills for a little variety to finish up my final three.
I don’t know how I got through those 12 miles, but I was so proud that I did.
Stretching, showering (I smelled 🙂 ), and FOOD came next. All I wanted was a massive bowl of roasted veggies, so I roasted 1 chopped sweet potato, a whole bag of brussel sprouts (4 sprouts to a serving? what?), about 1/5 block of tofu, and 2 cloves of garlic at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
With a big dollop of roasted red pepper hummus on top, this tasted like HEAVEN. Pure heaven. I actually went back for a some snap peas with more hummus. I think I could eat that meal every day for the rest of my life.
Next I did what ever 23 year old does on Saturday afternoons and went to Barnes & Noble to read. There were a bunch of books I wanted to check out, primarily The Kind Diet, so I spent a few hours relaxing in one of their comfy couches & leaving Operation Beautiful notes.
I Love Loved The Kind Diet and am going to do a better review of it very soon. But it was essentially a much more gentle version of Skinny Bitch that made me want to be vegan (of course!) If only I didn’t have an addiction to Greek Yogurt…
I was feeling pretty lethargic in my sweats on that couch and thought I would just watch Miss America and call it tonight. But turns out it was my friend Irene’s last night before heading back to school and my friend Nick was having a party. I knew I needed to not be lame so I went home to try to revv myself up to go out!
I forgot how much I love getting dressed up 🙂
I wasn’t super hungry but knew I needed some food in my system after that long run and before drinking. So I had a Kind Diet inspired dinner – a big bowl of warm grains! I cooked 1/4 cup brown rice with 1/4 cup barley and then mixed in some edamame and topped it with siracha. Totally hit the spot. Grapefruit for dessert.
And then I got picked up for a night of hysterical laughter, beer pong, dancing, and icing. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:)
A few slices of cranberry bread and a bottle of water later, and I was fast asleep.
That’s how I SIA.
- What was your SIA like yesterday??