New Obsession: Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Wednesday!  Working my way through the week.

So on Monday, I shared a little about my trip to Trader Joe’s last weekend. I got so many good eats that I’m trying not to open everything and devour them all at once.

But I did open my pumpkin seeds as a snack on Sunday. Boy, was that a bad idea. There were salty and just snappy enough to be addictive.

They then made an appearance in my salad on Monday, and my overnight oats yesterday.

Vanilla yogurt, cinnamon, milk, oats, a dash of cinnamon and a handful of oats made a perfect breakfast.

Today, I’ll probably munch on them as a snack or add them to some other healthy dish.

Pumpkin seeds are supposed to be pretty good for you so I don’t mind indulging in a couple handfuls throughout the day.

Have a great Wednesday!

In preperation

At the end of this week, I’m driving down to my aunt’s house in Maryland for the Hot Chocolate 15K I’m running in D.C. on Saturday.

I’m really excited and a little nervous for this challenge and am dying to see if my training has helped at all.

Thanksgiving Day run

Like I mentioned before, I’ve been following Hal Higdon’s training plan with some modification: yoga instead of stretch and a switch of Monday and Tuesday run and strength. All has been going well, but as the run’s got longer, it definitely required a big push from my end. This past Saturday I ran between 7-8 miles (I was supposed to run 8 but didn’t track my distance so this is a guesstimate). After runs 6 miles or longer, I tend to feel a little out of it for a while. I’m not really hungry but I know refueling is important.

Hopefully, the tempt of chocolate after Saturday’s race will help me out a little. 😉

This week’s plan:

Monday: 3 mile run and yoga

Tuesday: strength

Wednesday: 3o minutes cross-train

Thursday: 2 mile run and strength

Friday: rest

Saturday: RACE DAY!!!

Holiday Weekend Rewind

I’m not quite sure I’m ready for it to be Monday yet. It’s hard to get back in the routine but 3 more weeks for me then I’m on break!

I consumed so most food this week and took a break from tradition with these delicious chocolate chip cookies my uncle made. Don’t worry, there was still plenty of pie. 🙂

My weekend at my uncle and aunt’s was fun and super busy! It’s definitely a task to keep up with a 7 and 8-year-old but one that I enjoyed! Spending large amounts of time with my cousins is not something I get to do often so I soaked up every minute. We played baseball, frisbee, and took a walk to a nearby playground among other things.

another park where I did my run on Thursday

My aunt also happens to be a great cook, and she made this recipe for dinner Friday night. I couldn’t get enough!

I also paid my first visit to Trader Joe’s this weekend and feel in LOVE. At home, the closest one is still pretty far a way so with one just 5 minutes down the road, how could I pass it up.

Now that I’m back at school, it’s time to get back in gear but this week will be pretty slow. I have a couple small tasks on hand and will be finishing my training for the Hot Chocolate 15K at the end of this week so that will keep me a little occupied.

How do you get back in gear after the Thanksgiving?

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.