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:
And I definitely ran an hour in heat and humidity.
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:
Yes, I sipped it and I slurped it.
And then continued to eat bagged, frozen fruit throughout the morning:
Lovely wet-haired-no-makeup look:
At least I showered 😀
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:
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.
Add maple syrup or veggie baked beans, if desired.
Dessert was fresh strawberries:
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:
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.
I promptly started the process to make my own Greek yogurt then:
by putting a colander over a glass bowl, 2 layered paper towels over the colander, and the yogurt over the towels:
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’.
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:
Onion, garlic, kale, snow peas, Quorn “chick’n,” spinach, and edameme that was sauteed in EVOO and tamari or soy sauce:
SO good. It was lacking rice, but I was too hungry to wait for the brown rice to cook.
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 😀
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:
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!!