Today was a delicious day of food.
Breakfast: Eggs over easy with hash browns and sautéed red peppers, jalapeño, and spinach. Usually I come home from swimming craving a big bowl of oatmeal but today I felt like something less sweet and more savory; this definitely hit the spot.
Lunch: Fried brown rice with leeks, cabbage, red pepper, lentils and crispy tofu. I made the tofu by first marinating it (tamari, sriracha, toasted sesame oil, and rice vinegar) and then coating it in cornstarch before pan-frying. The cornstarch gives it such a nice crisp, even if you don’t use oil.
Dinner: Socca wrap with spinach, roasted red pepper, roasted chicken breast, homemade chimichurri, and goat cheese. Tonight was the first time I’ve made socca and I’m definitely going to be making it more of a staple. It was so simple to make (it’s just garbanzo flour, water, a little EVOO, and some spices of choice) and it was really tasty and had a nice texture. The chimicurri I made today plus the goat cheese really just sent this over the edge and made the whole meal a little more special.
Some days I look like the biggest thug leaving the pool.
I’ve been taking the bus there so I am actually out in public like this. It’s kind of acceptable at 7:30am when I’m on my way there but by the time I’m leaving around 9:00am, not so much.
Today I did 100s on the ~1:50 interval~ which is a big deal because I’ve only ever done them on the 2:00. I survived.
I’m a bit late posting this but my mom sent me the greatest card of all time for my birthday last month.
I haven’t posted any selfies in quite some time.
I have many updates to post and will do so soon enough. But for now, here are a couple gratuitous photos from today: post-workout and post-post-workout.
I didn’t realize how eerily similar my exact smile and head position in each one are until I put them side by side.
Breakfast: banana oatmeal topped with peanut butter, greek yogurt, and stewed figs.
Total weekly training time - 12:10
Comments: This is one of the longest weeks I’ve had in awhile! Lots of time in the pool, and I’m finally starting to integrate core workouts into my schedule which is a weak point for me. I’m one week out from a duathlon (my first ever) and 5 weeks away from nationals!
Dinner: sweet potato, lentils, brown rice, spinach, and onions topped with two eggs over easy and seasoned with cumin, cayenne, and fresh cilantro.
The lighting in my room is really not good but this actually looked and tasted great!
Dinner: lemon baked cod, roasted potatoes with dill, garlicky sautéed spinach
Tuesday (my birthday!)
Total weekly training time - 5:58
Comments: I was traveling Thursday-Sunday this week for more grad school interviews and knew I would have to take a couple rest days, so earlier in the week I decided to keep up my training momentum from last week. I could tell I was getting pretty fatigued by Wednesday and Thursday. On Sunday when I got home, the weather was unusually beautiful and I was so excited to be able to take my bike outside for the first time in months.