Per last week’s comments, this week’s What I Ate Wednesday is another “day in the life” rather than “here’s my favorite meals I’ve eaten this week.” Here’s what I ate yesterday…
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have Anatomy at 8am. Rather than wake up at 5:30 or 6 to run, I wake up about 45 minutes before class and just run after class. I don’t have the strongest stomach, so I tend to go easy on the breakfast these days.
Keepin’ it simple: kiwi, pineapple, scrambled egg whites with pepper and ketchup, and morning coffee with quite a bit of soy milk.
My stomach felt queasy on my run, which meant that the planned tempo run became and easy run and there was quite a bit of walking involved. The same thing happened on Saturday. I’ve been trying so hard to figure out why…the only commonality between yesterday and Saturday were that I drank coffee beforehand. It might also be because I’m a little dehydrated; my water intake has gone down slightly but I thought I was still getting enough. Or a combination of both, because caffeine dehydrates you…
I’m hoping my hunch is correct, but I’ll let y’all know on Thursday…when I don’t drink coffee in the morning. (You all should be grateful that you don’t have to interact with me face-to-face that morning. :P)
After class and a not-so-fun run, I comforted myself with lunch.
Chicken in coconut curry sauce, sauteed spinach, broccoli, watermelon, and a lemon poppyseed muffin
I tried one more time to get myself to like broccoli.
It didn’t work.
No more broccoli for this little piggy.
After lunch, I took a take-home exam (during which I really, really had to pee, but it was timed and I was pressed for time as it was, so I’m very surprised and very grateful that my bladder didn’t burst during it), read a little more of The Sports Gene, and then headed over to our on-campus Farmers Market.
I was really sad that the macaroon guy wasn’t at his tent (his tent was there, he was just off doing who-knows-what), so I wandered off to the tent next to his and figured I’d just kill some time and wait for him to get back. After a few minutes, he still wasn’t back, but a friend had highly recommended I try this tent’s satsuma oranges, so I spent the money I would have on the macaroons to get the oranges. I’m being a good healthy blogger. …and I’m just a really impatient person.
Satsuma oranges are unlike any orange I’ve ever tasted before. The skin’s really easy to pull off, and they’re a little squishy, but not in a bad way–almost like they melt in your mouth. And they’re SO sweet. And what I’m getting at is that if you ever have the chance to eat a satsuma orange, please take it.
I also got a free taco (I’m never one to complain about free food) and a bag of coconut “kookies,” aka super healthy cookies. Seriously, look at that ingredient list! It doesn’t get better than that. I’m also trying to cut back on my sugar intake (more on this tomorrow), so that worked well.
After the loooong walk back, during which I managed to eat 3 oranges and half the bag of cookies (I was hungry, kay?), I went to dinner.
Cajun tilapia, spinach and ricotta stuffed mushroom, and cucumbers
I ended my night with a little bit of Biochemistry and a few extra oranges. I think I have my vitamin C needs for the month covered.
Sadly, this is the last Farmers Market I’ll be able to attend till after Thanksgiving break because I WILL BE ON A PLANE IN SIX DAYS TO GO SEE THIS LITTLE GIRL!
(Picture graciously sent by my sis last night)
Apparently, she’s taken to sitting in front of the heating vents until the heat turns off. That’s my girl.
Ever had a satsuma orange?
What’s your favorite uncommonly heard of food?