I’m in Leeds, United Kingdom NOW.  I’ve been here exactly two weeks now, studying abroad.

I know this was supposed to be a running blog…but I guess its now a travel blog too!

.  I didn’t run in two days, I”m kind of dissapointed in myself because I’m trying to train for a Virginia Half Marathon in November.

I’m just feeling sad. I’m still in summer mode even though I’ve had classes for 1 and 1/2 weeks already!!During the summer, exercise kept me motivated and happy. I guess it was the endorphins, or just having a set routine and lots of free time! Now i’m living off campus, spending too much time buying food at Walmart, and not getting enough work done…
I said in the summer I would keep up with this blog even during the school year, and I’ve already been seriously going back on my word!

Well…here’s what I’ve been doing lately:
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I made this big pot of curry by myself for the first time!! It just has onion, carrots, potatoes, and beef. I had some with brown rice and froze the rest!DSC04249

Homemade pizza!! Here is the BEST whole wheat pizza dough recipe everrrr ! You should try it, it’s so easy to make and good! I used mozzarella, tomato slices, diced red peppers, and mushroom.

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greek yogurt of course!

So for dinner today, I totally did not eat healthy. I had 3 kashi dark chocolate oatmeal cookies and 1 peanut butter sandwich!!! UGHHH i don’t know why I don’t have self control!

Have you ever just felt demotivated? What do you do to get yourself back on track?

Today I made banana blackberry oatmeal pancakes with honey drizzled on top!! It was good! I’m exhausted from my first day of classes…I think I’m going to work out every other day now that school started.  I have a crazy schedule + work+lab position + hospital volunteering + mcat classes…i hope I can survive this semester.

I ran outside for about 50 minutes, but I walked at times, because where i live is very hilly, and this was only the second time for me doing hills.

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I had my first green monster!! I used soymilk, spinach, banana, and blueberries! DSC04228

Then for dinner I had an egg with shrimp, cucumber,yellow squash, and red pepper. The veggies weren’t that flavorful, but I didn’t have anything in my kitchen since I just moved into my apartment and haven’t been to the store that much.DSC04229

My first day of classes is tomorrow!

Ok , So i haven’t been updating because i’ve been moving back to Pennsylvania. I had to fly into Philly, and then drive to Penn State in State College all  by myself!! ! I feel so independent! I haven’t had the internet either!  Right now I’m still trying to unpack…but I don’t know where to start, nor do I want to.
This past week, I didn’t exercise at all!!! Tomorrow I’m planning on waking up early for a run though.  I still can’t believe I haven’t exercised in so long..I hope I can still run.

Tomorrow, there will me food blog pictures..but today ahhh. soo tired and I’ve been eating cereal for dinner! I just bought some pots and pans and silverware today.

good morning everyone..  🙂  I was kind of busy this morning so I decided to push the workout until tonight.  Right now i’m listening to shakira’s she wolf song…haha i love it

For breakfast: Sweet potato pancakes!
I mixed one egg, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 oats, 2 tb soymilk, and mashed in 1/2 sweet potato.

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I formed two pancakes on a frying  pan.
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…and voila….two sweet potato pancakes sprinkled with ground flax seed and sliced almonds, and drizzled with honey.  I had a juicy yellow peach with it too.  Oatmeal is very filling, so I could only finish once pancake though.

DSC04195-btw.. Happy Thursday!! yay I can’t wait for this weekend. Well I have to start packing for my trip back to PA!

-Christine

happy wednesday!! wow I can’t believe my summer is almost over. I only have 3 more days left in Houston!  I ran 3 miles on the treadmill today, it took a little more than 27 minutes.  I like running outside more, but its just way too hot in Houston, even in the mornings!! I decided not to lift today and save it for tomorrow.
So for lunch today, I made kimbap, which is a korean dish. it’s kind of like sushi, except nothing raw in it. My mom grew up in Korea, so I learned how to make it from her!
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DSC04181Basically it’s just egg, spinach, brown rice, and tempura wrapped in dried seaweed.  The pink stuff is some kind of Japanese fish thing, its like the japanese version of spam.  Its sprinkled with crushed sesame seeds.

Here is a recipe of it I found online. YOu can basically put whatever you want in the roll, like sliced carrots, imitation crab…etc