Leftover Lunch

Lunch was another PEI WEI Leftover creation. When I ordered this dish the other night, I was disappointed that my “veggie lo mein” had about 5 pieces of vegetables.

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I decided to add half of a red pepper and a package of frozen sugar snap peas to spruce up the leftovers. I warmed up the veggies in some soy sauce and threw in the leftovers. How block-like!

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Adding the veggies made a HUGE difference. I piled my plate high with the pasta and lo mien mixture and still managed to have half leftover. Gaaah, I’m going to be eating leftover leftovers!

IMG_3890 Just goes to show, you can be creative with leftovers! I used to not like eating leftovers because I would get bored of eating it or whatever. Now, I have found that adding just a few ingredients makes it a completely different dish!

IMG_3892  Nothing fancy! Just yummy lunch.

Have a great Thursday. I get to go back to Orlando early today! Woo-hoo!

❤ Meganerd

Rainy, Hungry Morning

Last night I was G-chatting with my BFF Debbie about our running plans for tomorrow. Even though we don’t run together during the week we have similar training plans and paces, etc. I told her that I had 7 miles on the schedule but looking at the weather (lightning and 95 degrees) for today made it seem impossible. I came to the conclusion that if I were to run today, it MUST be on the torture tread mill. YUCK, 7 miles on a treadmill!!

Much to my surprise, I woke up with partly cloudy skies (still some sun) and 74 degree weather! Woo-hoo! Running outside is the BEST! I love feeling like I am actually going somewhere and not just stuck in one spot.

I got started a little later today at 7:00 am so I had to shorten it to 5 miles. I completed my 5 mile run faster than I expected! I did end up getting rained on though.

  • Distance: 5 Miles
  • Time: 44:40 (speedy!)
  • Average pace: 8:56 min/mile (go me! LOL)
  • Average Heart Rate: Forgot to bring the strap with me to Tampa :*(

Once I got back I was HANGRY!!! I took out my pre-portioned cereal from home and added stuff from my parents’ kitchen.

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My bowl included:

  • 1 cup Kashi GoLean Honey Almond Flax
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • banana
  • handful of kashi heart to heart

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It was definitely a satisfying breakfast. I think it is important to make sure that I eat larger breakfasts EVERY morning, not just on days that I run. I noticed I was really hungry yesterday morning even without a run. My body is used to having between 400-500 calories in the morning and I feel starved with anything less.

IMG_3879 And since I’m not one to waste milk, I just added a few Kashi heart to heart pieces 😀 They tasted great in the already Honey almond infused milk.

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Are you hungrier on mornings you run? How much fuel do you need in the morning?

I’m hungry the same amount every day pretty much. I think my body has gotten used to being fed the most amount of calories in the morning. I know some people (like most of my family) couldn’t finish a bowl of cereal or a piece of toast. I could gobble the whole fridge if I wanted to!

❤ Meganerd