Thursday, July 17, 2014

Plan July 22-27


Tuesday
Walk
Yoga
Chickpea salad melt

Wednesday
Walk/Run
Savory tofu & spinach wraps

Thursday
Walk/Run
Kale & white bean pizza with roasted garlic

Friday
Walk/Run
Pan seared avocado & seitan sandwiches

Saturday
Walk
Yoga
Spinach & tofu "feta" pies

Sunday
Vegan sausage and gravy biscuits

We just returned from a fantastic trip to Kansas City (food review blog/s coming tomorrow), where we went for our annual family reunion. We had a really wonderful time. We even did a 5k Saturday morning!
Tonight, we are tired, And the produce in our fridge has turned against us, but we are very happy to be home!

I am hoping this week to get cleared for running training! I'm ready to start my trip back to normal town. Well, my normal town may still seem a little silly to you, but that is okay!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Plan July 7-13


Wednesday
Walk
Sonoma tofu salad

Thursday
Walk
Chickpea salad sandwich

Friday
Run?
Date night at the ballpark

Saturday
Yoga
Monster salad

Sunday
Yoga
Leftovers

I really did have this written for Monday, friends! Sorry for the late posting!
Saturday morning I started having some real issues with the side effects from the diamox, nausea, vomiting, the works. I had zero appetite and couldn't keep anything down. Finally, yesterday, I was able to eat something (are you ready? Some cheerios, and some mashed potatoes). Today I am hoping to eat something that is not quite as bland, or beige.

All of this is really throwing a wrench in my running training! I am honestly thinking of converting my September entry in the Air Force/Navy half to the 5 miler. I just have had no energy! I'm hoping to try a run on Friday.

So even though the running and eating fronts haven't been going so great, I have been reading a lot. This past week, I read McCarthy's The Road, reread Gone Girl, read Tropper's This is where I leave you, have read essays from the Consider the Lobster series, and have reread Oryx and Crake, and am having another go at that series, so I'm midway through The Year of the Flood.

My mom came to visit me this last week, and accompanied me to the neurologist. It was really great having her here. I can't wait to see her again in a few weeks!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Plan June 30 - July 6

Monday
Abs
Run
Dinner in Old Town

Tuesday
Arms
Yoga
Green Bean Pasta Salad

Wednesday
Abs
Run
Eggplant sandwiches

Thursday
Arms
Run
Mexican

Friday
Abs
Fourth of July
Watermelon festival
Cookout

Saturday
Arms
Counting Crows
Dinner out- vegan field trip

Sunday
Walk
Leftovers

My neurology appointment is on Tuesday,  and my Mom is coming to visit me this week to help out. She's awesome like that. I'm really done with these headaches, so I'm hoping the Dr. has some answers for me.

My running lately has been mostly walking, but I have found a really lovely yoga class that I've been attending. I think as long as I'm still moving, I will be okay when my body decides it can run again.

I have been reading a ton. Marathoning for mortals, Mr. Mercedes, Dr. Sleep, Notes from the internet apocalypse,  77 Shadow Street, & I'm rereading The story of B.

Here are some pictures from last week:

Our haul from the farmers market, and other errands on Saturday.

Mia got Rob a rocket for Father's Day, and they had fun playing with it.
The new Silver Diner opened in Waldorf with lots of vegan options.
My battle with A. C. Moore is over, and I am the victor.
More yoga in July.
I have been drinking lots of fruit smoothies.
We saw Maxx impact, and they recognized veterans, like my love.

I got to spend some time with the lovely Kara!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

VEGAN EATING OUT Silver Diner, Waldorf, MD


Yesterday,  Mia and I went to the newly opened Silver They'ree e Waldorf, MD.
We've eaten at the Silver Diner before, they have other local locations, but this one is very close to home, and we are very excited. 
I love that TSD has many vegan options, and not only is everything very clearly labeled on the menu, but the staff is also very knowledgeable. Some of the vegan options include soy ice cream,  vegan peso,  pastas,  even their coleslaw is vegan! 
When we arrived,  we talked to Ype Von Hengst, the executive chef, and co-founder. He was really pleasant, and we talked about vegan options in the area. He made some recommendations, and also promised to bring soy milkshakes to TSD in the airport location! 
Mia and I started with the two vegan milkshakes: a soy chai tea milkshake, and a summer berry ginger milkshake.


For lunch, I ordered the Mango veggie stir fry. Yum.


Mia ordered the Portabello pesto pasta. The vegan pesto is amazing. Apparently, their vegan sandwich has this pesto on it, so I will be ordering that next time. It was very good.

Thank you, Silver Diner, for being so vegan friendly! (They're also veg friendly, have clear indicators on their menu for those with gluten sensitivities, and get local, organic ingredients! They also give back to the community.) Well done! I will be back! There are 7 meals on your menu I can't wait to try!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Plan June 23-29

Monday
Run
Vegan homemade pizza

Tuesday
Run
Monster salad

Wednesday
Run
Baked sweet potatoes, broccoli, tempeh, and peanut sauce

Thursday
Pilates
Vegan Jamazetti with tofurky sausage

Friday
Run
Out

Saturday
Vegan pad thai with baked tofu

Sunday
Leftovers

Here are some pictures of some things I ate this week. Also, I've been getting a lot of suggestions about vitamins, these are the brand I take.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Plan June 16-22

Monday
Run
Vegan Chili cheese fries -HH

Tuesday
Yoga
Pilates
Orange roasted cauliflower- HH

Wednesday
Run
Portabello steaks- HH

Thursday
Run
Pilates
Black bean and corn taquitos -HH

Friday
Run 5
Dinner out

Saturday
Tofu pineapple pepper skewers and taboleh

Sunday
Twice baked sweet potatoes-TVZ

HH- Happy Herbivore
TVZ- The Vegan Zombie

Headache update: they're still here. I am managing them better, but they're still a problem. Saw my Dr. on Friday and we reviewed my bloodwork, which all looked good (surprise, surprise, my cholesterol is the lowest she'd seen in a patient). So, I get to see a neurologist next week. In the meantime, I've been cleared for running as long as I feel okay (slow and easy). Still no go on getting bumped, so I won't be starting roller derby anytime soon. Also, we will be driving when we travel this summer, not flying.

Dissertation update: I have IRB approval from both Capella and CSM, so next I will be doing a conference call with my committee, and then starting my interviews.

Vegan update: I haven't been blogging much about what I've been eating etc. Hopefully I will get caught up. Eventually.

Running update: the time I haven't spent on the trail has been spent signing up for races. Now officially on the books are:
-Air Force/Navy half marathon
-Baltimore running festival 5k
-Christmas town 8k
-Rock and Roll DC half marathon
-Wilds half marathon

Rob, Mia, Ryan and I did the R.O.C. 5K this Saturday. We took it slow between many of the obstacles, and I walked around the wrecking ball so I wouldn't get hit.

Reading update: been doing quite a bit of that lately, including King's Mr. Mercedes, some research, Saving Ophelia, Lindsey Nixon's latest, Game of Thrones, The tapping solution, and the Calvin and Hobbes Collection.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Plan June 9-15

Moday
Run
Fiesta bake -EHH

Tuesday
Walk
Pick up Mia from airport!

Wednesday
Run
Tofu "crab" cakes & Maryland kale -EHH

Thursday
Walk
Pilates

Veggie lo mein -EHH

Friday
Run
Chickpea tender (EHH) wraps

Saturday
ROC 5K Race
Leftovers

Sunday
Father's Day
Backyard grilling out

EHH- Everyday Happy Herbivore

Still dealing with my headaches. I've had an MRI & MRA, and should get the results this week.  Blood tests are normal. Cluster headaches, while more common for men, then women, seems to be the diagnosis. I see my doc again on Friday to try to iron out treatment. I'm becoming better at reading the warning signs, and am able to guess when one is coming on (really watery eyes and excess saliva seem to be indicators) during the day, so my headaches during waking hours are held to 2-5 level. The nighttime ones are tricky though, since I'm asleep, I can't predict them.

My running ban is lifted. Doc says short, slow runs are fine, just to moniter how I'm feeling, run in public, and not too far yet. Good thing, too. I am really feeling it. I need to start training again, even if I have to nap afterwards (which will likely happen). We are signed up for a 5k on Saturday, but Rob & Mia will take it at my pace.

I've been wearing magnetic necklaces,  which I think helps some, although I really don't know yet.

Anyway, I am hoping this will be a great week. I was able to push through some headaches this past week while maintaining humanity, which gives me a ton of hope. I'm very optomisticly hopeful that I will be normal (or, as normal as I get) SOON.