It’s back to the daily grind over here. But the end is in sight — today is the last day of fall classes!! Our first exam (public health nutrition management) is on Friday, biochem (!) is on Saturday, and medical nutrition therapy is on Tuesday. Busy week ahead! I’m feeling better about things though because I amazingly had wi-fi (for only $5) on my flight out to Vegas on Friday — it was a 5 hour flight and I was able to bang out not one but two big assignments due this week! Total win.
Anyway, I had class yesterday morning and had plans to stay at school all day to study with classmates, so I packed a quick lunch, as per usual.
On Monday night when I got home from Vegas, my stomach was hurting and not very happy with me after the weekend of indulgence, travel, weird sleep patterns, and a half marathon. All I wanted was something super simple and healthy, so I threw together a meal from the slim pickings in the pantry and freezer. I took some 90 second brown/wild rice, cannellini beans, and frozen peas, topped them with marinara sauce, and called it dinner. It was surprisingly good! I had one serving left over, so I saved it for lunch yesterday.
I added some spinach in, too — I had a bag that was on its last legs. I microwaved it for a minute and it was ready to go! I love microwaving spinach — it gets so tiny you can pack in a TON of nutrition for not much volume.
This was literally half a bag of spinach.
To enjoy with my random rice/bean mess, I packed a Chobani lemon yogurt:
Plus some clementines… the only fruit I currently have in the house. Must go grocery shopping!
All together now!
I also snacked on some unpictured almonds that live in my backpack “in case of emergency.” :)
In other news, official Vegas half marathon race photos have been posted! They are… subpar. Here are the only two decent ones:
The one on the left would have been super cute if Meghann were paying attention! We’re bummed they didn’t get a shot of us all finishing together, either. The pic below is as close as they got — see us right under the clock? :) Oh, well — I guess that’s what happens in crowded races!
I wore my race shirt to school yesterday. It’s a nice tech material — love it! I love that races are doing women’s sizes now, too. No more massive race t-shirts!
Excuse the awkward smile. That was about my 10th attempt to actually get myself in the frame of the picture.
I’m off for another busy day — class from 9 until 2, then studying biochem with a classmate, and then heading briefly to our nutrition department holiday party at 5!
Hope your weeks are going well!