Paleo Day 17: Salad for breakfast and steak for dinner, that's one way to have a Paleo day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014–As I stated yesterday, I was really craving the notion of having a big salad for breakfast. Yeah, it’s bizarre but there was something about it that I found enjoyable. Yesterday’s meeting schedule made it impractical but today’s more than allowed for it. Starting the day with a huge helping of kale, cabbage, mushrooms and carrots worked beautifully to get the day started and kept me more than full through lunch time.

Lunch unfortunately was yet another salad. This time it was a Chipotle “Paleo Salad” combination. While I usually have it with chicken, they were having some mechanical problems. That meant either the pulled pork or the barbacoa. I don’t mind the flavor of the meat, but I hate how it’s dripping with water, especially with no rice to sop it up. This made for a very messy salad with both meats on it.

While I wasn’t particularly hungry by mid-afternoon I did want to make sure I ate early enough to get my workout done on an empty stomach. I therefore slowly ate through all the nuts, seeds, dried fruit and carrots I packed as a snack. While my original plan was to leave early and head to the gym I unfortunately ended up leaving on time. I also unfortunately ended up spending a lot of time at my last appointment. Therefore rather than get home before 5 and back from the gym by 6:30, I didn’t even get home until 6:30. That was just in time to make dinner.

Dinner was a thick filet and one pound of butter nut squash from the night before. I hate waste, so am thankful that I was able to eat through all of the squash that I prepared over the past couple of days–all five pounds of it. I was going to get a few things done before heading to the gym, but by the time that was squared away it was already 9:30 pm. Needless to say the gym once again got the short end of the stick.

I intend on having a good amount of activity the next few days anyway, but come Monday I have no choice but to get my butt in gear with respect to getting back on my running base build up in preparation for starting my marathon ramp up.