I started my morning with a decaf coffee with Tj’s soy cream.
followed by a small bowl of oatmeal in preparation for my long run
whenever I go over 8 miles, I bring water and energy beans. Once I didn’t and I was miserable the rest of the day.
I enjoy Sunday long runs the most because I don’t need to rush to home. I run slowly. I don’t have a set number of miles to hit but a range. Today was anywhere between 10 to 12. I run with Tony for the first 3 miles, and then 9 miles by myself that went in a blink. 12 miles later, I felt energized, world was a better place. 🙂
First thing after I step in was to put the NUUN into a big glass of water.
then I stretched for 10 min, showered and put on compression socks. These are wonderful for after long run. The first time I tried it in the store, I couldn’t believe how well I felt after just 10 min. The calf I put it own felt 100 times better than the other one. Now I wear it for couple of hours after long runs.
During the run I thought about what I would have for post-run fuel. Something cold, sweet, indulging sounded appropriate. So I made a high protein smoothie bowl with frozen banana, berries, protein powder and coconut milk. As any smoothie bowl, the best part was toppings. I put some more berries, goji berries, coconut chips and PB. It hit the spot!!!
Tony left with his parents to do some shopping. I was by myself with the girls. Sofia was happily watching papa pig, her weekly treat, while snacking on some grapes.
meanwhile Lizzy took her nap so I had time to do meal preparation for the week. I had some veggies roasting
while Sofia joined me to make pancakes for her breakfast
meal preparation was done. I prepared roasted Japanese sweet potato, ginger-soy roasted cauliflower and broccoli, and bakedtofu
and an apple balsamic glazed purple cabbage. Divided into individual containers.
Lizzy woke up around 12:15pm, perfect timing for lunch. Sister love!!!!
Sofia lunch consisted of two fried eggs, 1 pancake and frozen peas. She happily finished them all and had another pancake later.
Lizzy had pancakes too. I made those with breast milk, egg yolks and baby oatmeal. She prefers finger food over puree.
I gave her some green peas too and she loved them, kept putting more into her mouth.
I love having them alone sometimes because I feel that I am more engaged with them. Needless to say, they love having me focusing on them 100%.
after the girls went for nap. I finally sit down to have my lunch. I made for the first time Jimalaya with turkey sausage, vegetables and quinoa. Really filling and delicious meal that I can’t wait to play with other ingredients.
while the girls were sleeping, I worked on my side project for 2 hours straight while snacking on some high fiber cereal.
when girls were up from nap, Tony and in-laws came with a big shopping haul. I left them with Lizzy and took Sofia to buy some serving ware.
when we arrived, dinner was ready. We had bok choy, napa cabbage with egg dumplings, green beans, and a curry beef soup with tofu pockets.
after dinner, I nursed and put Lizzy down for the night
while Tony read Chinese books to Sofia
then I had some quiet time with my bowl of kabocha
8pm, it was time for night routine. I accompanied Sofia to brush her teeth, bath, Pj.
read a Chinese book and goodnight to her.
9pm, I was in bed with a magazine and a ginger tea.
then Tony came. We chatted a bit and felt asleep before 10pm. It was a relaxing but productive day. Fully recharged for a busy week to follow.