Monday, September 8, 2014

AM: 9/8/14

Good morning and happy Monday!

I hope you enjoyed your week/weekend and are ready to take the second week of September by storm! Or at least tackle it with some mild enthusiasm :-)

As mentioned last week, I am having some issues with my right foot. After my run on Tuesday- which was painful and made my foot swell- I took off the rest of the week and spent a lot of time in compression socks and with ice on my foot/ankle. I scheduled an orthopedist appointment for 9/11 (to rule out any bone stuff) but was able to sneak into my physical therapist's office on Thursday afternoon. He thinks that it's a soft tissue issue- possibly the rubbing of a ligament between two of my metatarsals. But, he cleared me to run the Harrisburg Half Marathon on Sunday. So I did!

While my mileage was low this week, I thoroughly enjoyed my mini-break from running and exercise. However, without my usual 40+ APs, I had to be much more focused on my eating and spend my points judiciously. This focus on my diet was a great refresher as we head into the fall season as I hope to set some ambitious weight-loss goals.

Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- 45 minute run
Wednesday- Rest day
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 2 mile run with Matthew
Sunday- Harrisburg Half Marathon

Total: 15.2 miles

My eating was on point this week! I stayed within my daily points all but two days- date night on Saturday and after the half on Sunday. However, I have got to figure out how to manage my fuel on the long run. Before the half, I had a banana and a 4 PPV Kind Healthy Grains bar. By mile 4, I was starving so I had half of another Kind bar. Then I ate the other half around mile 10. I hit a major energy slump after that but wasn't hungry. I think I'll try a different combination next week at the Divas Half Marathon.

The major win of this week was discovering Panera's Hidden Menu. I had heard about this through #wwchat and was eager to try it out. Holy. Deliciousness. I had the Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey and it was divine. Warm spinach, roasted turkey, egg white, and basil pesto. Unbelievably good and only 5 PPV.

Maple Pumpkin Seeds FTW, gems from the hidden menu, and my crazy good cheeseburger and beer after the half. 

155.6 as of 9/3/14 weigh-in.
-.6 from last week.
-34.8 from January 2013.
-46.4 from heaviest (202 in 2005).

I'm still plotting out my fall goals, look for them in next week's Accountability Monday post. Have a great week!

QOTD: Have you ever tried a "hidden menu" at a restaurant?


  1. Just checked out the hidden menu for the first time! I'll definitely be ordering from this on my next trip to Panera! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing - I've never heard of this. I would definitely order of this menu!

    1. Some of the other options look super yummy! I can't wait to try them all!

  3. I love the hidden menu at Panera, but forget about it all too often. Good luck with your Divas race this weekend. I absolutely loved the one I did back in April....and be sure to take your time and choose who will present your medal at the end. :)