i think it’s kind of funny that when my life gets super busy i always seem to find more time to blog. somehow i’m here in the middle of the week and everything’s just going to get crazier until spring break. there’s a few things happening that i’m going to fill you guys in on in a couple of weeks if all goes well- but i can tell you that i’m super excited about it! haha.
anyway! i’m here with a WIAW post and i noticed as i was going through my photos that a lot of them were from eating out and indulging recently. and i’m totally a-okay with that. some days/weeks are more indulgent than others, but it all balances out in the end. birthdays and girl scout cookie season are definitely not every day of the year!
// tangent about the girl scout cookies: hunting them down seemed even more impossible than usual. every time i saw girl scouts on campus i was in a rush to get to a midterm or class and didn’t have time to stop and buy them. then last weekend i was in westwood (area by school) studying at a coffee shop and decided to pop by the grocery stores because usually there are girl scouts there. i even went to the atm to get cash and everything, prepared to throw my money at little girls for the most delicious addicting cookies out there. then it started pouring. and when i say pouring, i mean pouring. our streets were flooding, it was raining so hard. people in the coffee shop ran to the door and windows to see what was going on. so by the time i could emerge from the coffee shop when the rain had lessened up it was already around 4pm on a saturday. i still went to the grocery store.. no girl scouts. a second grocery store.. no girl scouts. it was a really sad day.
then the next day my friend was at the grocery store and girl scouts were there and she texted me and bought cookies for me so all was well in the world. the things we do for cookies! aaaand that story basically had no relevance to this post. except that i ate a lot of girl scout cookies this week (samoas and thin mints is where it’s at!). //
anyway! onto the recent eats:
from left to right: strawberries, vegan brownie + cranberry walnut bread, tangerine, chicken, roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potato with almond cashew butter
green smoothie from jamba
from left to right: raisin bran bread, strawberries, big salad with veg + beans + a few crackers, roasted brussels sprouts (didn’t end up eating the salad on the right- didn’t like the dressing it was served with)
birthday dinner for a friend at bj’s: california burger & fries
weekend in-n-out trip with friends (animal style burger. uhmmmm yeah. if you like pickles, DO IT.)
iced latte at peets
greek yogurt with almond butter, frozen raspberries, and cranberry coconut granola (tj’s)
new mojo bar flavors! liked the dark chocolate almond sea salt the best (no surprises there)
weekend baking with friends: brownie + cookie dough = brookie. best decision we’ve made in awhile. these turned out amazing! the trick was to bake the brownies for about 1/2 the time, then drop the cookie dough in and finish baking.
pomegranate yogurt with coconut cranberry granola and almond butter
big salad with veggies, beans, cheese, sunflower seed, balsalmic, with crackers, grilled chicken, strawberries, and orange juice spritzer (sparkling water + oj)
oatmeal made with chia seeds and almond milk, topped with frozen raspberries, cookie butter, and almond butter
spinach and mushroom whole wheat quesadilla, black beans, and guac (skipped the rice and sour cream)
vanilla froyo with shredded coconut, sliced strawberries, and a crumbled vegan brownie
i’ve been eating well lately, to say the least! towards the end of the week i’m going to start trying to eat a little more carb heavy food since the LA marathon is THIS SUNDAY! i can’t believe it’s already this weekend. i’m so stoked. but not so stoked about the 3:30am wake up call (which will be like 2:30am thanks to daylight savings time). but soooo stoked. guys i can’t wait to tell you about it! also, it’s supposed to be like 80 degrees on sunday. not cool, LA. i’m planning on drinking lots of water/electrolytes in the days leading up to the race and then making sure to drink enough water during the race.
now i’m back to studying ochem – midterm is this friday and i have 60+ reactions that i need to memorize. yikes.
happy wednesday, everyone!
best thing you ate this week? what do you do to fuel up for a race?
[shameless plug: i wrote a post for mojo this week on how not to feel guilty about skipping a workout. i hope you like it!]