Sorry for the delayed post! My Thursdays are crazy-busy with work, lunch, bible study, bike……..the list goes on. But tomorrow is Friday so its all okay 🙂
THANK YOU to those that donated and also those that contributed a dessert recipe!!!
My mouth was seriously watering as I looked over all the recipes I have so far. Everything looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! I need more though! Please, please, please send over your recipes to HelpJennaRun@gmail.com . It doesn’t have to be fancy and can be a recipe that you make all the time and have changed maybe an ingredient or so to “make it your own”. I can’t wait to see the finished product…I know it will be fabulous!
This morning I started off my day with more hot carbs and nut butter (hehe):
This would be a delicious toasted Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat bagel with pumpkin seed buttah and raspberry preserves! YUMO!
I just LOVE this pumpkin seed butter.
You can’t be the stats for anything in the world. One serving of two tbsp is equal to 10.5 GRAMS OF PROTEIN (!), 160 calories and 13 grams of fat. Plus, it is green and tastes totally nutty and delicious! This awesome snack definitely kept my engines going for about five hours til’ it was breakfast time!
This morning I broke out these bad boys
These little “cookies” are 100% raw and are so crisp, delicious and addicting!! I crumbled a few of them over my morning bowl of oat bran, along with almond butter and 1/2 banana for a yummy treat of a breakfast
Delicious and filling…I loved the little crunchy cookie bits in my almond butter! 🙂
We finished everything at superman pace this morning and I got home early, around 11:45. I wasted no time in getting lunch on the table! Here is my Rudi’s 7 grain + flax wrap stuffed with 1/4 cup Cedar’s roasted garlic hummus, 1 orange bell pepper, 2 stalks celery and 1/4th of an avocado—
I was so stuffed after this monster of a wrap that I didn’t eat the cheese! I DID manage to fit in two tiny squares of organic dark chocolate though 😉
After I ate I (almost) immediately set off on my bike. I really wanted to get in a decent bike ride before I was due at Sarah’s house for bible study at 1:30. So, I put on the Garmin, helmet and RoadID (obvious essentials) and off I went! And I’ll proudly say it again, I LOVE MY GARMIN! Today I set it on bike setting and I just loved how it tracked my distance and everything..told me when to cycle faster and when to slow down—it was awesome! Between getting to Sarah’s house and later getting home, I cranked out a hot and sweaty almost-10 miles and got my heart rate pretty high up there. I was feelin’ the burn for sure!
Too bad my Target bike is the slow kid in the group even though I pedal with all my heart and soul. Seriously…people lap me on their super cool road bikes like its no one’s business. Good thing Sarah is letting me borrow her road bike for my triathlon this summer (thank you, Sarah!!!!!!!)! Her bike has 21 speeds and mine has 6…….maybe that’s where the problem lies? 😉
During our bible study time, I snacked on this yummy bar:
And then when I finally made it home (after being locked out and waiting for my mom to get home from work), I heated up this delicious dinner:
I realize now looking back that I HAVE been eating a lot of frozen dinners lately, which is rather unlike me because I love, love, love to cook! However, this is a good example of when real life gets in the way! Between my 3 AM wake-up call to working on my feet for 9 hours a day, blogging, reading blogs, emailing, working out, bible study, walking dogs, making breakfasts for upcoming days…………….I just can’t do it all! I know there are many of you that feel the same way, no?!
That’s why in situations like this, Amy’s is a GREAT alternative. Actually I think it is the best alternative! This meal was absolutely delicious and contained 21 grams of protein, 380 calories and 17 grams of fat. I think I am in love with Amy’s tofu because no matter what, it is always chewy and perfect! In this meal, it was seasoned with Mexican spices, sprinkled with cheese and served on a mini corn tortilla. Also included in the meal were creamy black beans and delicious roasted potatoes. I would definitely buy this again! Thanks, Amy! 🙂 And also, don’t forget for those that participated with me in Meatless in March, I will be giving away a huge Amy’s gift box in just a few days!
I served my entree with salsa on the side and hot sauce drizzled all over the place! I also had the sweetest, ripest mango I have EVER had. No seriously! It was soooo mouth watering yummy!
And another one bites the dust:
Okay. I have seriously been eating my WEIGHT in nut butter lately! But I just love it so! 🙂 No one else in my family helps me out with eating the almond butter…its just my addiction and I really do eat about a whole jar every week and a half all by myself.
Tonight I scraped down the sides of this near empty jar so I had some topping for my warm VitaBrownie!
(sigh in contentment)
I am SO happy tomorrow is Friday! Unfortunately my love is going out of town all weekend with “the boys” so I am flyin’ solo. Tomorrow should be interesting as I actually am going to see a new sports medicine doctor regarding my shin splints! The pain is NOTHING like it was last fall (thank God!) but with Team in Training practice starting in 6 weeks, I just want to be sure I take all the precautions and train the proper way. Part of me thinks I am just plagued with shin splints forever, but I’m still hoping and praying for a miracle. This doctor I am seeing tomorrow sounds really great and has worked with Tampa’s professional sports teams a lot during training. Hopefully he can show me some strengthening exercises and get me on the right foot (no pun intended) to start my half marathon training!
And tomorrow night I am very excited to take a Jenna-night. Every girl needs a night to herself once in awhile right??! I feel like so often we get so busy with everything that we forget to take care of the most important thing…ourselves! So, tomorrow night I am picking up Indian take-out, drinking red wine and passing out watching a movie. Good thing Ryan found me this coupon to my favorite Indian place!
A free chai tea sounds faaaabulous.
As for now……….g’nite yall! =)
please pause and check out Sarah’s weekend plans on her blog. It just made me almost spit my water across the room because I started laughing so hard. That is all. 😉