How is everyone’s weekend going? After my long run yesterday, I dropped my car off to get the tire fixed. While we were waiting for them to finish, Dan and I grabbed some appetizers at a new restaurant that opened up nearby. I was feeling a bit tired from the morning run, so I ordered a cappuccino.
It was delicious.
$200 later and my car was good as new. I hate spending money on things like tires but I guess it is necessary.
Last night we met up with some friends and went bowling. There were four of us and we played 2 games. The first game I came in dead last with a score of 72. The second game- I WON with an all time high score of 116. Apparently none of us are very good bowlers but we had a blast doing it.
For some reason, I was lacking motivation to workout this morning. I almost called my my mom to tell her I wasn’t going to meet her at Pilates but I sucked it up and made it out the door.
I am so glad I did! It was a fantastic and super fast paced class. I felt really strong the entire time…not at all fatigued from yesterday’s 15 miler. The hour flew by and I felt much better afterwards. After Fitness Pilates, I went for an easy 5 mile recovery run with my dad (8:39 pace).
After the run, my mom sent me home with a care package of items she picked up for me at Whole Foods!
Chia Seeds, Almond Butter, and Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
I’m off to enjoy the rest of the weekend!
*How did your weekend workouts go?
*What was the best part of your weekend so far?
This is a hard one! Probably feeling strong after my training runs/workouts. Note that the actual workouts were not my favorite part!
*So apparently I was a little “tipsy” when I wrote yesterday evening’s post.
A few clarifications:
~Please do not put yesterday’s recipe into a blender. I used a juicer. I probably should have mentioned that part.
~I did not have a 20-miler today. My schedule actually said 18 but I made it 15, bringing me to 40 miles for the week. Finally.
10.75 miles outside, with dad @ 8:55
4.25 miles on treadmill @ 8:53
Total Run: 15 miles, 2 hours, 14 minutes.
Unfortunately, I forgot my ipod and magazines so the treadmill part was torture.
This was the view of my car from my parent’s doorstep:
So. Much. Snow.
I refueled with this:
More green juice, this one was made by my mom.
In a juicer.
*How do you feel about Britney’s new song?
I don’t think I like it, but the local radio stations are playing it alllllll the time. It is catchy though and has been in my head all day.
*Don’t worry, I was not actually tipsy yesterday while writing my posts and running on the treadmill…
Care for a cocktail to kick off the weekend?
Doesn’t this look more appetizing than yesterday’s drink? It tastes a lot better too. Many of my students have been catching winter colds and after a long day at school, I had just about enough of dealing with runny noses all day. I disinfected my classroom and went straight home to make this beautiful concoction. Not only is it healthy and pretty, but it tastes great and makes me feel like I should be drinking it on a tropical island somewhere.
Tastes just like lime-ade…super refreshing!
****Edited to Add: Do NOT put this in a blender! I used a juicer****
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
3-4 stalks celery
1 granny smith apple
1/4 head green cabbage
3 stalks organic kale
1/2 lime (plus wedge for garnish!)
Its really good…try it…I swear! I could drink this everyday!
Not quite right…
I “pre-gamed” and headed to the gym.
*5 miles in 43 minutes (8:34 pace)
Long run tomorrow, if the roads are clear.
Have a great night!
*What are you plans for the weekend?
There was a good chance we were going to be moving this weekend so we kept it open, but now that we are not…I have no idea!
*Weekend workout plans?
Hopefully long run tomorrow and Pilates and possibly a recovery run on Sunday. I’ll keep ya posted
This is the best recipe I have made from this book so far. Great fuel for training! Or breakfast this morning…
Adapted from The Athlete’s Palate
Makes 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 min/Bake Time: 45 min
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaping cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 1/2 mashed, ripe bananas
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 4 in pan. Mix dry ingredients, except for sugar.
As you can probably tell by now, I need some new mixing bowls…
Beat sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add oil, bananas, applesauce, sour cream and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add flour mixture and walnuts.
Pour into pan. I chose to add some extra walnuts on top. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.
Try not to eat the whole loaf yourself.
Because I would eat the entire loaf all by myself, I immediately cut some up to give to my mom.
*Does banana bread count as healthy??
*At the grocery store yesterday I also bought the ingredients for Walnut and Blueberry Bran Pancakes and Zucchini Muffins…apparently I am going carb crazy. It is going to be a busy weekend.
A great recipe for recovery! Tastes great and its quick and easy.
Hearty Ham and White Bean Soup
with cabbage and carrots
Prep Time:10 min/Cook Time: 25 min
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion
1/2 small cabbage
12 ounces ham steak
1 quart chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cans white beans
seasonings of choice (I used basil, oregano, and garlic powder)
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add chopped onion and stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Add seasonings and cook an additional minute.
Slice and add carrots, cabbage, and ham.
And remainder of ingredients. Bring to a full simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes.
The perfect snow day meal!
*I have been studying ever since my last post!
*Check back tomorrow for an amazing recipe!
*Do you follow recipes when you cook or do you wing it? If you follow recipes, do you have cook books or do you just search online? How do you organize all your recipes?!