Last night I had a rather amazing dinner.
I got a falafel burger and a side salad from New Seasons Market.
If you haven’t noticed, I normally don’t eat salads unless they are an appetizer or a side.
Never do I eat a salad as a meal and think, “Gee whiz. That was great. I’m so full.”
Never do I think that I need to eat a salad every day.
I see a lot of bloggers say, “I need to eat a salad every day. I need it. I. Need. It.”
They don’t get that aggressive, but they get pretty darn close.
Of course I like salads if they are made correctly. I don’t love salads. They can be good tasting with the right dressing and toppings, but they are not incredible that I need one every single day.
A lot of bloggers defend their eating of salads by saying, “Here’s my lunch. A salad in a popcorn bowl! It’s so big, you guys. Oh my god.”
Wow. So putting a salad in a kiddie pool instead of a regular bowl adds what… 20 calories? Good for you.
I just don’t think salads are meals. I also think many bloggers are huge liars that think their mountain-sized salad fills them and that it was just so delicious that they are going to eat it again tomorrow. “Just lifted some weights. Going to eat some kale and fat-free Trader Joe’s dressing!”
If you’re a bird, go ahead. Be my guest. Just stop fooling yourself into thinking that just because you make a salad in gigantic container, does not mean you are healthy and eating a satisfying meal.
It just grinds my gears, folks. Salads are not meals unless you are at California Pizza Kitchen where their salads are, like, 900 calories.
In addition, you know, you never hear guys saying, “Man, I just really need a salad today.” If they have a salad, it’s next to a huge bowl of pasta.
Okay, okay. That’s enough of my bitching. I’ll bitch about running instead.
So, Saturday’s are normally my long run days where I run for over an hour and a half without music. I really enjoy my long runs.
However, since I decided to scale back on running this week and next, I cut my long run. I wasn’t feeling it this morning really. My butt was hella sore from yesterday’s workout anyway so I went to spin class. Hello, fit male instructor. How you doin’?
This spin class was all about the hills. I swear we were standing for most of the class and my butt was screaming at me. Seriously.
I was planning to do a long trail run today, but if I want, I’ll just do it next week some time. Now I just need to study for my ASVAB test before work.
By the way, I just bought this awesome Groupon for acupuncture and a massage. The Groupon includes a 45-minute acupuncture session, Therapeutic TDP-lamp heat treatment, and a 15-minute Chinese medical massage. It cost me forty-nine bucks. I’m a little broke now. The radiator on my car broke so I was out $300 then I bought another pair of shoes and Running Times magazine for five bucks. It’s only like a trial issue or something, but it was five dollars and I thought it was worth it.
Enjoy your Saturday! Go eat a salad.
Or eat a peanut butter packet that’s been in your purse for a month. Whatever floats your boat.
“If you have a bad run, don’t obsess about it. You’re always going to have days when your legs feel dead.” -Heather Hanscom