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Not so Beautiful Run

Good morning :)

And what a lovely morning it is. It stormed all night last night; lightening illuminated the entire sky and thunder was so loud it sounded like it was coming from the backyard. It was very sleep inducing:)

Yesterday after I posted, I headed out for a 6-6.5 mile run. What was 75º heat at 7:00 quickly rose to 85º at 8:00 by the time I reached the trail. It. Was. Hot. By the 5th mile, I was running during the shaded parts of the trail, and walking when it was all sun. Luckily, I found a water fountain and doused my face in it. This was right before I passed an older man on the scooter who said, “Hi there hun! You look BEAUTIFUL!”

Yeah… either he’s lyin’ or I didn’t just run for an hour in heat and humidity:

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And I definitely ran an hour in heat and humidity.

Stats:

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I threw in the towel at six miles, and walked the last half mile to my car. This bod just isn’t used to the heat yet.

Post run sipnslurp smoothie:

IMG_6991Yes, I sipped it and I slurped it.

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And then continued to eat bagged, frozen fruit throughout the morning:

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Lovely wet-haired-no-makeup look:

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At least I showered :D

After sippin’ and slurpin’, I mowed, which probably wasn’t a great idea. I felt off the rest of the day. Most likely from dehydration and being over heated.

The afternoon included creating training plans, taking care of miscellaneous emails/texts/phone calls, and organizing. Eventually, I broke for lunch with my 5-minute Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

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I added veggie baked beans for a little extra umph. To make 5-minute Mashed Sweet Potatoes, simply stab a sweet potato a few times with a fork, microwave it for about 5 minutes, chop it up, still in skin (or peel if skin ain’t your thang.) Then add about 1/4 c. of almond milk (or regular milk) and mash with a fork or a potato masher.

IMG_7007 Add maple syrup or veggie baked beans, if desired.

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Dessert was fresh strawberries:

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When the husbki got home, I hung out with him for a bit until it was time to leave to train a few clients. Since I wouldn’t be home again until after 8:00, I had a little somethin’ to tide me over:

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Plain yogurt + Nature’s Path Pomegranate granola. All I had was regular yogurt, not Greek plain yogurt, so it was a little…runny for my tastes.

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I promptly started the process to make my own Greek yogurt then:

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by putting a colander over a glass bowl, 2 layered paper towels over the colander, and the yogurt over the towels:

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And sticking it in the fridge. Side note about making your own Greek Yogurt: I’m not so convinced it’s cheaper than just buying Greek yogurt in the store. When you strain your own yogurt, you take the whey out, which reduces the volume of the yogurt, thusly increasing the price per ounce. Just sayin’.

Tr
aining was fun! Still feels weird to call it work. It just feels like I’m helping some friends out with what I love.

Once home, I was hungry again, and just started throwing random veggies in a pan with some EVOO, and came out with this:

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Onion, garlic, kale, snow peas, Quorn “chick’n,” spinach, and edameme that was sauteed in EVOO and tamari or soy sauce:

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SO good. It was lacking rice, but I was too hungry to wait for the brown rice to cook.

Dessert:

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IMP!

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This morning, I woke up bright and early and immediately took Niko for a walk. I’m looking forward to this being the standard way we start our mornings :D

Shane woke up a little late today, so we couldn’t do Insanity together, but after he left, Shaun T and got pretty insane. Today was Pure Cardio – AKA pure torture or pure sweat ;)

After showering, I raced downstairs to make good use of my homemade Greek Yogurt:

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Yoatgurt!

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Oatbran w/ flax meal + NuNaturals vanilla stevia on one side, Greek yogurt on the other, and a blog of Naturally Nutty Almond butter for good measure ;) ‘Twas the most delicious bowl of oats I’ve had in a while. And Saturday’s was pretty damn tasty.

Well friends, I’ve got my to-do list full of items I need to get to-done! I gotta say, it’s awesome having time to FINALLY get this stuff done, though.

I hope you all have a Terrific Tuesday!!

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Comments

  1. Yeah… the running was killer last night as well- I waited as long as I could stand to wait. Clearly that wasn’t long enough… sooooo hot by the time I was done!

  2. Katherine: What About Summer? says:

    the heat can do you in; frozen things in the mouth is the way to go!

  3. This heat & humidity in the midwest is out of control right now!! Your stir fry looks great…love the simplicity & ease of a stirfry!

  4. You’ve been one sweaty woman lately, huh? Between the run, mowing, and Insanity. I would be pouring buckets too.

    I wanted to say you look great in that picture. You look like the definition of fit. Love it!

    I really hope that once I go back to work I will be able to have the same attitude about it. I want to pursue personal training because I want my job to feel like I’m helping people with what I love. I know there will always be “Oh I don’t want to go but have to” days in any job, but I really hope overall it will be much more satisfying than when I was a teacher. Like you’re doing now.

  5. I hate running in the heat. But I’ll have to start marathon training in July so… guess imma have to get over it ;)

    Love the slurp and sip bowl!

  6. Sounds like you’re livin the life! :) Except for the hot run…no bueno!
    I’m glad your doing something you love though-saying work is fun is definitely something everyone strives for!

  7. RAN mom says:

    I bet Niko is lovin’ your new schedule as much as you are. I’m gonna try some mashed sweet potatoes with beans; that sounds and looks good.
    Yes, I’m stayinng in the shade on my outdoor workouts too. On my routes, I criss-cross streets just to get some shade! Too hot too soon!!!

  8. I wish it would have stormed here last night. I get the BEST sleep when it’s storming outside.

    I need to learn to run in the heat. I was just thinking I need to purchase some running shorts because there is noway I’m going to be able to run in my workout pants in this heat.

  9. um. can you send your heat my way? please?! and you are stunning sans makeup and wet hair! annnd what else? oh yeah! thanks for the tip that making your own GY is not necessarily cheaper. that is the ONLY reason i’d ever try it! so now i will just be lazy and keep buying it.

  10. I love the idea of the easy peasy mashed sweet potato! I so want to try this. Great job on the run despite the heat. And you look pretty jammin with wet hair and no makeup! I wish I looked that good “un done”. Have a good day :)

  11. Ohgosh, I am so hungry, sitting here waiting for my mom’s BF to get home with the groceries. Now all I can think about is mashed sweet potato with baked beans. I am thisclose to calling his cell and asking him to pick some up ;)

    Daaammmn! That’s hot for so early in the morning!!! However, there is nothing better than frozen fruit after a hot run :)

  12. What is it with this heat?! They said on the news that we are having temperature more like July instead of May (in Texas)….ick!

  13. I’m not so sure I hate the heat, just the humidity! It really makes it feel like I’m running through a bowl of soup. No fun at all…until a bag of frozen fruit is involved, in which case… ;)

  14. i kinda miss big thunderstorms. we don’t get very many of those in l.a.

  15. HOT mama alert in the green sports bra picture!!!!!!!!!!!

    love that one!

    and the frozen fruit in mouth! I gnaw at frozen fruit most of the day…love it like that :)

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