too cold to run…

This morning Brian and I set our alarms for 5:45 to get up for a mid-week training jog.  I got out of bed, brushed my teeth and put in my contacts, and then crawled right back in bed because it was SO COLD!!!  Argh.  We agreed that we would bring our workout clothes with us to work so that we can go for a jog downtown immediately after work.  It will still be pitch black but maybe it won’t be as frigid….  How do you handle workouts in the cold?  And I mean COLD…under 35*.  And I don’t have a gym membership…  😦

Once I finally got up the nerve to get back out of bed I put together a quick breakfast.  1/2 a whole wheat bagel with 1 tbsp almond butter and 1/2 a banana on top.  I ate the rest of the banana on the side.


For lunch I made a veggie wrap with my new roasted red pepper hummus!!!  So excited to try this new brand and new flavor.  I also decided to beef up my wrap a bit with some black beans.  I’ve noticed in my calorie tracking (yes I track, more on that later) that I’m not getting a great balance of carbs to protein, so I’m going to make a conscious effort to sneak more veggie protein in when I can.  I’m only eating meat about once a week these days, so I need to make sure I’m getting enough protein from other sources.  Today’s wrap includes:

  • 8″ whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • arugula lettuce mix
  • red bell pepper
  • cucumber
  • broccoli sprouts


And a pink lady apple on the side…


And I packed a new flavor (for me) of Clif Nectar…dark chocolate walnut, for an afternoon pre-run snack.


I have the office all to myself today!  My boss and one other co-worker are in D.C. checking on some of our jobs, so I’m enjoying playing whatever music I feel like!  It’ll be a great day for lots of productivity without distraction…woohoo!  🙂


10 responses to “too cold to run…

  1. Workouts in the cold = STAY INDOORS!!!! Thank goodness for loving my gym (sorry!! not trying to rub it in!!), ***and my DVDs at home 😀

    Your food photography is beyond stunning, as always. And I loooove roasted red pepper hummus.

    Enjoy having the office to yourself!! Score!! 😀

  2. I got a gym membership. I know – I’m rude for saying that! But it really really helps.

  3. Your bagel reminds me of my hiking trip in scotland, where I enjoyed something very similar as a mid-morning snack…

  4. Whoops, link didn’t make it in previous comment…

    My banana and walnut bagel.

  5. have fun in your empty office today! that sounds like a peaceful & enjoyable work environment 😀
    love the meals as usual. so beautiful.
    stay warm! bundle up !!

  6. I am struggling with staying warm for runs in the cold as well. I caved this morning and stayed in bed instead of trying to brave the cold. I am going to try a run tomorrow in layers and see how it goes.

  7. Your meals look amazing as usual!

    I wish I could help with suggestions with staying warm, maybe DVDs? Gym membership is necessary here when the weather is freezing 7+ months of the year. 🙂

  8. That flavor Clif Nectar bar is my favorite one!

  9. As usual, I am blown away by your photographs! So fabulous.

    I cannot manage to exercise in the cold, so once it gets chilly I turn to the treadmill.

  10. love the bagel with banana looks amazingly yummy. and that nectar bar, i just bought the same flavor cant wait to try it looks great!

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