Yesterday, I ran. I ran far and wide. I ran on the bike path that rolls from my hometown to Alewife. It’s former train tracks that have been paved over. So… it’s paved, I had that going for me.
Um, it’s also a “suburbia run” which means I’m running through woods, about a hundred yards from any houses or businesses… on either side. So once dusk passed, I was running through the pitch black, praying that I would make it out alive. It really doesn’t help that I watch marathons of Criminal Minds. The last 3 miles of my run were pretty much a sprint because I was so TERRIFIED. It’s funny, when you have nothing else to think about, you think about the pain you feel when running. My bad knees, former stress fracture in my hip, how tired my feet are because I stand up all day every day for work.
Anyways, so I was running along, in the pitch black, for half an hour, thinking about this episode of Criminal Minds where halfway through, a second girl gets abducted in the woods. ahhhhhh. I didn’t even finish the episode and all I could think about was how it should have turned out.
All the pain left my body and my heart rate JACKED WAY UP. I ran my little tush to safety.
I know that 9AM, the time I’m actually writing this post, isn’t really that early, but for someone who’s lifestyle is now 11am-2am everyday, 9am is annoyingly early. I woke up because my feet were cramping really bad from the run. And because I was uber hungry. So I woke up, put on Criminal Minds because I’m a masochist (SAME EPISODE as I mentioned before… now I can find out what happened to the girl!) and make this tasty little breakfast smoothie.
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 giant spoonful peanut butter
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 container chocolate protein shake (or you can use yogurt, milk…)
All you have to do is put everything in a blender or Cuisinart and puree! The quinoa doesn’t quite puree smooth but I like it like that. Gives the smoothie some density and crunchy bits.
Now I shall lay in bed till 11:25 when I will go to work until 1:30am tonight.