Sorry for being MIA all morning but you will never guess what happened to me. Well, some of you already know if you follow me on Twitter but I’ll tell everyone else in a minute….breakfast first!
1 cup Nature’s Path Optimum cereal with a few Quaker oatmeal squares with fresh berries and almond milk. I let Ryan have the super GM this morning instead!
- 1 frozen naner
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop Amazing Meal
- 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass wheatgrass powder
- 1 spoonful Smart Balance pb
- about 4 cups spinach
- 1 piece kale
He said this was the best one yet and he has had energy all morning. Must be the added half scoop of wheatgrass! Boy, that stuff is potent. I tasted his smoothie and I have to say, it did taste rather like grass this morning. But not in a bad way! Sort of like the way fresh cut grass smelled—-that’s how Ryan’s smoothie tasted.
So, this morning, I was all set to go to the super hardcore spinning/strength class at the gym this morning to sweat out some of that lobster from last night and while I was parking I was on the phone with my mom chatting up a storm……….and totally locked my keys in the car. Of course being the mature 24 year old that I am, I went inside the gym to whine to my daddy about it, who then waited with me in the parking lot for 45 minutes while AAA came and opened up my car door. Of course by that point spinning was over!
I refused to go home totally humiliated and defeated,however, so I strapped on my 24 year old big girl panties and went back inside the gym (over an hour later) to work out. It ended up being a really good workout though so I guess alls well that ends well!!
- 50 minutes on the treadmill—walked first 5 minutes, ran a mile, walked next 10 minutes, ran another mile, walked final 10 minutes.
I have gotten clearance from the doctor to run with my new orthotics. I need to take it slow but not TOO slow since I am in half marathon training and need to push myself a little bit to get my endurance back up there without getting injured. Running felt AWESOME today and it took all my self control to stop running and walk after my second interval. Unfortunately I think I’m destined for the treadmill for awhile and that really stinks since where I really want to be is outside with my Team in Training group. Luckily my coaches totally understand and don’t want me to hurt myself by coming back outside too soon.
After my workout this morning I snacked on this applesauce! LOVED the blueberry flavor!
And then made lunch a little later, since by then it was already 11:15!
I made good use out of my birthday avocado by mashing half of it with a pinch of salt, cumin, red pepper flakes, hot sauce and the juice of one lime. Instant guac! 🙂
The rest of the salad consisted of:
- about 6 pieces Dinosaur Kale, torn up and “massaged” with lemon juice and sea salt
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- half a cucumber, sliced
- a handful of organic spicy blue corn chips
- a small handful of black beans
It was a delicious mess!
With a slice of watermelon on the side…..I just can’t get enough of this in the summer!
And there was definitely a small piece of organic dark chocolate for dessert. Michelle totally made my day when I received a special birthday package FULL of chocolate all the way from AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!!!!
Michelle, I love you. Those little milk chocolate covered honeycomb things rock my world. The only place I can find them is a small candy shop near my grandparent’s house in Wisconsin. I haven’t had them for years! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂
I also received a care package from the generous folks over at MyRecipes.com!