Day 34: It Never gets Easier, You just get Stronger

Normally I take Sunday as a lazy day, but today I took it as an opportunity to complete my long run, grocery shop for the week, and organize. I start work this week so I figured I’d get everything squared away to make the week easier. It was supposed to rain, but thankfully the weather let me go through with my plans to be productive. It was perfectly chilly for my run, and I got a solid 7 miles in, negative splits all the way! I felt great except when my left foot went numb around the 4.5 mile mark…it was quite odd. It’s days like these when I love running, why can’t it always feel this great? I guess it’s like they always say,

stronger

I’m also really happy with how I ate today. My renewed paleo strictness seemed like a breeze. I had my “breakfast of champions” egg scramble (mushrooms, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, spinach–I nixed the goat cheese) before church. Before my run I had a banana, and after I had a smoothie with some almond milk, chocolate protein powder, and spinach. While I was at the store I decided to grab stuff to try a snack I saw on Pinterest–honeydew wrapped in prosciutto. I didn’t know what to expect, but OMG it was so good! New paleo snack fave. Dinner was paleo spaghetti and meatballs and it turned out AHmazing too! Thank goodness it made plenty of leftovers. I used spaghetti squash for the noodles. Simply cut them in half and bake at 375 for 40 minutes. The meatballs were made from the local, grass-fed beef I got yesterday from the co-op. The grass-fed beef really has such a rich flavor it doesn’t even compare to regular ground beef. I seasoned with some onions, garlic powder, salt, pepper, coconut aminos, and smoked paprika (this basically gives a bacon taste without bacon). Then I made tomato sauce from organic tomatoes, onions, garlic, fresh basil and parsley, and some oregano. All together it was comfort food crack! While it definitely filled me up, running 7 miles will give you quite the appetite so after dinner I had a few Medjool dates with almond butter, literally the most delicious healthy “dessert” ever.

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What’s your favorite paleo snack/meal? I’d love to keep experimenting with the simple stuff, just need some ideas 🙂

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