Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Almost time for the long weekend!!

Hi all,

Sorry for disappearing again. I haven't been feeling too great this week...for some reason I've been really dehydrated lately. We're talking crazy dry mouth, wake up in the middle of the night dehydrated. And what I don't get is where all the water is going! I'm drinking a ton to compensate for the dry mouth feeling (btw, it's gotten to the point where I'm sick of drinking water, but I feel like I have to), but still have bright yellow pee? Whaat? Sorry, TMI, but that's what's been going on. I was so exhausted last night I could barely think about blogging (I've been writing a ton of stuff for work and my brain is fried) and didn't have anything fun to eat. Perhaps I'm just over stressed :(

Yesterday morning I bagged some toast for breakfast and a small container of this:
I was obsessed with this stuff when we were in Grenada this past November. We were staying at the Bogles Roundhouse on the smaller island of Carriacou for a few days and breakfast was always a spread of cereals, bread, guava and nutmeg jams, and fresh fruit. It was an AWESOME place to stay. The owners, Roxy and Phil, live above the Roundhouse (the delicious restaurant) and their friendly dogs are always around. The cottages are simple and spacious -
no TV or A/C - and are a great way to detach yourself from the stress of modern life. *sigh* I want to go back!

Anyway, guava jam is delicious on toast...or anything really ;)

For lunch, I packed some of that salad I prepped on Sunday:
With avocado and an egg (kept it in it's shell so it wasn't like a big woosh of stank when I opened it up at lunch time) and dressed with about 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and some pepper. The richness of the avocado and egg were a great match for the acidity from the tomatoes and cucumbers.

So last night instead of running, I walked about .5 to .75 miles home (
PARCHED, which was why I decided no running) and then got sucked into the trainwreck that is NYC Prep. Have any of you checked this new Bravo series out? I was just flipping through the channels and I COULDN'T STOP WATCHING. AGH! Hate when that happens.

Basically it's
The Hills meets Gossip Girl meets Real Housewives of NYC meets obnoxious, bratty children. These kids are absolutely ridiculous. There's this guy PC who is 18, but thinks he's 20-something and acts like such a tool. I just want to shake him and be like dude, get over yourself. YOU'RE 18! A BAAAABY!! And who lets their 16 year old daughter live in an apartment in NYC with no adult supervision? Seriously? Whatever. I still can't believe I watched two straight episodes. I will never get those hours back. Grr.

I was going to do my 5 miles this morning, but again, woke up a ton of times in the middle of the night barely able to swallow. Still NO CLUE where my 3 glasses of water went. I brought some Nuun tabs with me to work this morning hoping that maybe I just need electrolyte replenishment instead of water.

I love Nuun. They are these effervescent tablets (think Airborne) that you dunk into a cup of water and poof, instant electrolyte replenishment!
I've had
Citrus Fruit and Tri-Berry...heard Lemon Lime is like drinking Sprite and I've also heard the Cola is gross. We just got a new flavor at the store - Banana. People seem to like it, Jamie thought it wasn't bad...I thought it was drinking water with a banana Now and Later in it. Very strange.

Nuun is great to have post long run. I've also learned that it's great to keep on you when you travel. Our trip to Grenada was not only my first island trip, it was also the first time I ever got the big D on vacation (and by big D I mean what you think I mean plus major dehydration). Still not sure how it happened, but I ended up almost passing out while we toured a nutmeg factory even after drinking a lot of water. I knew I needed a Gatorade or Powerade...something, but there wasn't any around. Enter Nuun to save the day! YAY!

Ok, enough gushing about Nuun. Point is, it made me feel a little better.

Tonight's dinner was fast and not exciting. We were supposed to have large salads for dinner last night, but we both ended up skipping dinner all together. That meant large salads for dinner tonight!
Greens, CORN, feta, pre-cooked turkey strips and greek dressing. I usually hate the pre-cooked turkey or chicken strips b/c they kinda smell weird and usually have an odd texture. Has anyone else noticed that it's not the same as regular strips of turkey or chicken?? I'll buy them every so often when I get lazy and then I'm reminded about how much I don't like the texture. Wow, this blog post is all over the place. Sorry!

I'm off to start packing (at 10pm!) for my mini vacay to my parents' house. Fingers crossed I can find my camera cord so I can post pictures as I blog to you live from Scotch Plains, NJ, home of...well, me. Excited? Apparently I'm from one of Business Week's Best Affordable Suburbs. Good or bad thing? Jury's still out.

I spoke with my mom this afternoon and she's got a crazy menu planned for the weekend so prepare yourselves for the food fest! What are your 4th of July plans?


Mia {runs and rests} said...

Awww, sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling great this week. I hope the long weekend will recharge you. I'm excited to read about your upcoming weekend eats. Will there be Filipino food? :D

Val said...

That's interesting about the electrolute replacements - if you could, let us know what you think after using them a few times, and if you are having with them I'll try to find them in my Chicago supermarkets!

Karena said...

Mia - I'm definitely hoping to recharge over the weekend...and get spoiled with some of my mom's cooking ;) There'll probably be some filipino food scattered in there some where. Jamie always puts in at least one request each trip! I'll let you know!

Val - I've developed a HUGE appreciation for Nuun ever since our Grenada trip...I think we always have at least one tube in the apartment at all times! Not sure if you can find them easily in supermarkets. Just about any running store should have it...or there's always City Sports! Let me know what you think!

Runeatrepeat said...

Yeah for the Marine Corp Mary :) Glad to hear you're running it too! Good luck with training!

Anonymous said...

Aw..I hope you feel better soon!
Oh, and BSI is this blogger contest called Blogger Secret Ingredient...each week there's a different host, and they choose an ingredient you have to cook with and you submit the recipe to them! This week's host is CHez What? and his secret ingredient is's the link:

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, that Nuun looks fabulous; definitely need to try it out! I hope you feel better... that sounds awful!