Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Running in the Rain

Are you thrilled that it is Wednesday night already? I am super excited. This week seems to be crawling a little bit. I think I need to learn to appreciate week days more! My day went a little something like this: Work, lots of cleaning/laundry, and thennnnn it was time for my run. One problem- it had just started really raining. I was bummed! I thought of my options: go run at the gym, do a video at home, hmmm. And then I thought to myself- in life, there are always excuses to not do what you want-soooo why not just go for it? So I did! I ran five miles in the rain! I took a gorgeous picture of myself soaking wet haha:


Onto the eats!

Breakfast: Hard boiled egg whites, coffee (no pic….its pretty much pitch black out (5:45 am) when I eat breakfast so the pics I take aren’t coming out well!)

Lunch: Little mish mosh of sorts.Carrots/Celery and an Apple (aka Itzy’s version of Crack):
PB (to dip the carrots, celery and apple in-yummmmmm):


Applesauce:

I also had the usual yogurt (no pic).
Afternoon Snack: Coffee with skim milk ( I was falling asleep at work!), a banana, and the white of a hard boiled egg:


Dinner: Big salad with romaine, carrots, tomato, brussels, chicken, walnuts (thank you for the suggestion Diana!)



I really appreciate all of your comments on the clean eating!! You are like the best cheerleaders EVER! I also am in debt to all of you nutritionists/dietitians out there who are providing amazing advice on things like how to get more fat into my clean diet. PLEASE keep the feedback coming. Good/Bad/Ugly- I want to hear it ! And if I don’t like it, I will just delete your comment ;) Just kidding….

OK, Lost time. Yahhhh! Wish it was on every night. I will probably have a little snacky at some point ;)



49 comments:

FoodsThatFit said...

You are gorgeous lady! I love running in the rain, as long as it's not freezing rain :)

I love reading your clean eating posts, you are a great example to all of us!

Krista said...

So glad it was warm enough for you to run in the rain!! That must have be fun!

wholefoodswholeme said...

woah i really admire you for running in the rain! i must remember this when it's pouring outside and i need to run (most likely tomorrow, knowing london, haha)

Sharon said...

Look at you go! Awesome job!

And love your salad, yum yum!

VeggieGirl said...

FABULOUS photo of ya, girl!!

Love the PB & salad!!

Heather said...

good for you for running in the rain :) i had an apple with pb for lunch today and some yogurt and thought of you. yum. peanut butter rules.

ksgoodeats said...

You look cute from your run! I would look like a serious hot mess!! You're killing this clean eating challenge!

I'm super pumped for Lost - I actually fell asleep during Housewives so I have to catch up but the new girl, me no likey! She's kind of obnoxious!

Esi said...

You go girl! Running is one of the things I want to take up this year. I'm going to email you because the thing I am planning is very similar to clean eating. :)

lesley said...

YES, I'm thrilled it's almost the weekend!!! : )

Ha, that's such a cute picture of you all soaking wet from your rainy run! Nice job!! ; )

(We have that same pb ... yum!!)

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

that salad looks great!

Sometimes I like running in the rain! There's something kind of freeing and invigorating about it.

emilydh211 said...

haha love the picture! Sometimes its fun to go running in the rain and get soaking wet (if its not cold!!)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

way to go on the run!! I never thought to put brussels in a salad- yum!

Amandaaa said...

I loveee that you went raining in
the rain! How refreshing I'm sure. That is true dedication, girl. You rock it.

redheadedjournal said...

Running in the rain sounds fun (as long as their is no lightening). PB makes everything better!!

jane said...

i ran in the rain today, too! i wasn't that soaked though. I actually really like running in the rain, as long as it's not too cold.

i also noticed i eat the same peanut butter as you- it's soo good! :)

Becca said...

I think thats actually a great pic!

Glad the clean eating is going well! I need to hit up the grocery store to supplement my not so healthy options here with some clean stuff!

lauren said...

you look cute after your rainy run! good job on that, by the way. And your clean eating is so freakin impressive.

Erin said...

You are a good eater. But I may stop reading for a while, cuz your menu makes me feel like a heiffer.

;)

Um, what do you think of LOST tonight?!?!

Maria said...

I wish I could of ran outside, we are getting 2-4 inches of snow though, boo! I was lazy today and didn't workout, I am such a slacker. I worked 10.5 hours and was tired. I hope one day off doesn't hurt me.
Great day of eating for you! Nuts are a great source of healthy fats to add in, great idea! I like almonds! Do you like that PB? I am sure you read the label, does it have hydrogenated oils in the ingredients? Just curious, some labels say no trans fat but they are still hiding:) I haven't had that brand so I don't know, just a heads up because most PB does have hydrogenated oils. Ok, sorry I am rambling like always!! Have a good night! Oh and I love the photo of you! So fun!

Haleigh said...

You look great after running in the rain! Definitely have some admiration for that! If it was raining then I would have turn to run straight home :)

HangryPants said...

Fabulous rain run! You know I love your clean eating ways.

bhealthier said...

good for you going out in the rain!! truly you are an inspiration for so many- I just think the world of you!

healthy fats:

whole foods- olive oil, olives, avacadoes, fish ( I just found wild tilapia?!! i didn't know it existed), nuts: pecans, walnuts, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, nut butters, wheat germ ( i add it to my salads, smoothies, oats, everything! it doesn't really have a taste either and has ton of Vitamin E to help metabolize fat properly), ground flax seed on everything!

I hope I'm not boring you!
You had such crazy delicious and clean eats today!! way to stick to your goals!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

You looks BEAUTIFUL! Do you have freckles?! Are you cuter than I ever imagined possible? Good for you for running! Yay!
You're doing great :)

Pearl said...

omgosh - you are so cute - right up there with sarah's girls!

eatingbender said...

That picture is definitely gorgeous! You are a natural beauty :o) I love running/walking/playing in the rain - I'm glad you had such a great run!

I really am enjoying reading about your clean eating and how much energy you have. And the advice you're getting is definitely helpful, too!

Berni at Yo-yonomore said...

Running in the rain reminds of me of being a kid, just getting out there and having fun. I bet you felt fantastic. That salad looks delish, perfect clean way to end a super clean day ;)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

you look amazing in that pic!!! I'm so proud of you!!! 5miles under rain? You really go for what you like! love this spirit!
i'm considering in doing the clean eating challenge when I go back, could you pleas share the tips/advices that you've received?

MizFit said...

you are so lovely and I love that we got a PIC (finally? or am I just recalling wrong... have you posted others?)

Trish said...

Yummy salad! I wish Lost were on every night too! I hate having to wait a whole week to find out what's happening next.

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

i still haven't decided if i like running in the rain. sometimes i do, sometimes i don't. i think the love/hate relationship started the day after PB and I got engaged, when we ran our first half marathon.. in the rain.. or should i say, when i got tripped 5 minutes in an fell ew.

burpandslurp said...

is that really your true eye color? you have GORGEOUS eyes!
I remember running in the rain all the time during my cross country days in high school! it's SO refreshing, as long as the temperature is reasonable!
continue the great job on the clean eating! you're doing so awesome..

Dawn said...

Nice photo! I love your motivation for staying on this clean eating plan. I've been slowly switching over too. I still have to bake sweet things though, but I give them away to hubbys' office. If I didn't I'd weight 300 pounds!!!
Where's Frank? LOL

Rose said...

You are totally hardcore for running in the rain!

Gosh! It's been forever since I've had that PB. I need to buy some again.

Can you believe what happened at the end of Lost?!?!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
So glad you are loving the clean eating life! Wow, you're really doing well, and I love adding walnuts to my salads. Have you ever had walnut butter? It's amazing, but hard to find. I usually just make my own.

I must say that even after 5 miles in the rain, you are still gorgeous!

Lost - so good! Can you believe Sayid did it?!?

Holly said...

You are gorg after running in the rain! I look like a drowned rat. :-)

Hard boiled eggs sound SO good right now, I always forget about them. Do you just make a bunch and keep them ready to grab in your fridge?

Aimee said...

I ran 5 miles in the rain on Wednesday too! I am running a half on Saturday and I figured I better be ready for yucky weather!

Danielle said...

You look so pretty! Not like you came back from a run in the rain at all!
You are doing awesome with this clean eating!

lilveggiepatch said...

You look gorgeous even when you're soaking wet! And what a trooper to run in that much rain.

Keep up the good work on your clean eating... I'm loving your big salads!

Fitnessista said...

something about running in the rain makes me feel so hardcore :D
that salad looks heavenly! clean eating is actually not that hard if you make delicious food, which definitely seems to be your tactic :D
have a great day!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you did what you really wanted to do. Running in the rain sounds like fun!

Melissa said...

Geez, I wish I looked that darn good after running 5 miles in the rain!!!

Good job on the clean eats :) I think I need to do this again!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance Health said...

Good for you, running in the rain! Did you watch Lost? I made sushi bowls for everyone this week, it was a hit. Vegetarian sushi bowls, that is :-)

By the way, What Does Your Body Good? is now retired and my new site is up! I'm giving away a great cookbook so come on by!

Sweetie Pie said...

I just had some Brussels sprouts. I love 'em! That salad looks great.

Good for you for running in the rain! I'm not a morning person at all, and when I read "5:45" I was impressed. I'm always snoozing away when that time registers on my clock!

Diana said...

Aww I feel so honored you took my suggestion! I love walnuts on salad! :)

I also LOVE running in the rain. It makes me feel hardcore!

Lori said...

I love exercise in the rain. When I played soccer it was the more rain and mud the better! :)

I Run for Fun said...

Even with the rain-soaked hair, you look awesome.

You are dedicated!

That salad looks yummy.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

It looks like you did great today! Congrats on the run in the rain! I would have loved that!

ttfn300 said...

haha, love it!! :)

Jen (Running with Food) said...

You look like that after you run?! Wow. You are adorable!