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Lunch Time is Blog Time

18 Nov

Howdy, campers. How is your day going? This is my first time posting while on my lunch break, so it’ll be another short entry.

This here is all about lunch at work. As I mentioned in a previous post, I use my wonderful Mr Bento for all my lunching needs. 4 containers: a 15.2 oz main bowl, a 10.1oz side bowl, 6.8oz small side/snack bowl, and a 9.5 oz soup bowl. Ahh, so perfect. (Edit: I should also mention that it comes with a metal spork. Yes. A metal spork. You know you need this now.) I do most of my dinner prep on Sunday, then just throw a meal together the night before work. Today’s Bento consisted of Kashi Warm Cinnamon Heart to Heart for a snack, chicken, peppers, and onions for my main dish, brown rice with chickpeas and black beans  (Creole style) for a side, and some butternut squash and cauliflower soup (vegan!). Then an apple as another snack later on if I’m feeling snacktastic.

How do you guys prefer to eat lunch: brought to the office, at a restaurant, or back home? What do you typically eat?

Until later, alligators…

Busy Busy Bee

14 Nov

Hi blogworld. I’ve missed you. I worked 30 hours over the last 3 days, standing for about 29 of those 30 hours. Then I had plans each night after work, leaving me scrapped for time. Egad. So I’m spending most of this gross, rainy Saturday on my couch. And believe me, I’m totally okay with it.

I hopped back on the treadmill Thursday night after taking a break Monday-Wednesday. My foot is still bruised, but feeling much better. 2.5 miles in 24 minutes. There’s a 3.5 miler scheduled for tomorrow and some cardio work today. I’ll do the cardio work… just not right now (I promise, I’ll do it!).

I missed reading all your posts this week, too. I opened up my reader this morning to 60+ new posts. Gah! Marlene at Mission to a(nother) Marathon linked to a post by RunToTheFinish called the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. Here are the rules:

1 Point per mile (run/walk/snowshoe)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 30 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of another form of cardio (i.e. kick boxing, aerobics elliptical)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies

It kicks off Nov 23 and ends Jan 8, be sure to sign up!

Last night was great, I got to see a friend of mine that will be across the country for the next 6 months working at a ski resort. Yeahhhh tough life, right? We made an impromptu trip to Sonic at 1am, which never ends well. My body is totally hating on me for eating that food, but it was SO GOOD at the time.

In other non-running news, I begin my new job on Monday! I’m very excited to have a consistent daily schedule, I feel like it’ll be so much easier to plan out the rest of my week outside of work. Since I’m working on Newbury St, I’m going to see how possible it is to go out for a run during my lunch break. The Commonwealth Ave mall is like rightthere, and the Boston Gardens are a short distance away. I cannot tell you how excited I am for the warmer months, and being able to make that run/jog regularly. Okay I guess that turned into running news. But that’s what you’re here for, right? ;)

I’m going to start using my Mr Bento for my lunches at work. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s this super adorable thermos container with four mini containers inside. There’s one for a main dish, one for soup, and two smaller ones for snacks and sides. It’s a perfect portioning device. There’s even an entire Flickr pool dedicated to the meals people make for their bentos. I don’t have the time or patience to actually arrange my food bento style, but it’s fun to look at.

Alright, I’m going to catch up with all of you in the ol’ feed reader. I’d better see some good reports in there!

EDIT- I just came across this in my feed, and um, I think I may be in love. Pasta with Butternut Parmesan Sauce. Brb, dreaming of this dish.