Don’t try to cut steak with a butter knife

Just don’t. That’s my advice for the day, spurred by my not-so-successful lunch. I packed steak, the last of my cauliflower “rice” and sweet potato wedges for work … but forgot to bring a steak knife.

I have plenty of plastic utensils stashed in my desk drawer, but sawing through steak with a plastic knife would have been impossible. Luckily, one of my coworkers had a metal knife — but it still wasn’t sharp. By that time, I was hungry, so I decided it’d have to do.

It worked — barely. About two-thirds of the way through, I got tired of working so hard to cut the steak and just picked it up and ate it off the fork … like a steak-sicle. Steak on a stick? That could be a new fair food, right? 😉

Cough, cough. Let’s put my boneheaded move behind us and move on to more successful parts of my day.

Like this walk/run:

See that total? That’s right — 5K. It took 50 minutes, so I have some work to do before I can reach that fall fitness goal of doing a 5K in less than 40 minutes.

Still, it’s a start. A good start. Better yet, Thursday’s outing included a run for 10 minutes straight. I made sure to run on the downhill part of my route … heading back uphill, my pace was much, much slower … like 3 mph. (It was a steep hill! As I huffed and puffed my way up it, I remembered why I don’t usually go that way.)

Nike+ informed me this was my fastest 1K ever: 8:31. If I string 5 of those together, I’ll finish 5K in 42.5 minutes. Almost there.

Hmm. Maybe I need to rethink that goal a touch. 5K in less than 45 minutes instead? I don’t want to set myself up to fail. I’ll get back to you on that one.

When I got back to the house, I whipped up another batch of almond butter in the food processor, then threw together breakfast: Sliced banana, almond butter and a crumbled Paleo Morning Glory Muffin. I do love those muffins, even if they slowed my weight loss.

Just one left from the batch, and I’m not planning to make any more … at least not for a while yet.

It did, however make for a very filling breakfast. It fueled me through lunch/dinner prep and a writing session at Starbucks. I was barely hungry five hours later, when I got to work and had that run-in with a steak.


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