A big thank you to y’all for being generally awesome over the past few days. I have a few things to share with you today. Recent eats, a workout and a 5K giveaway so read on.
First, the food. I apologize in advance for all the iPhone photos as my DSLR hasn’t even been turned on this week.
I went the easy route and ordered Custom Fit Meals this week. We just started offering the service at Metro CrossFit. The food is healthy (all gluten-free, mostly Paleo), economical and tastes good. While I love to cook, I do admit that it’s nice to have these meals on hand when you get home late from work. This was grilled chicken with a barbecue sauce, green beans and almonds and mashed sweet potatoes.
Eggnog AND pumpkin overnight oats. How’s that for seasonal food overload?
Lunch at Which Wich. I seriously love this place. It makes me so happy that I can be as high maintenance as I want with my sandwich selection and toppings.
I was kind of over turkey after Thanksgiving and Italian subs are my favorite so I ordered The Grinder…salami, pepperoni and capicola. I added provolone, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, mayo, oil and vinegar. I want to eat this again today for lunch.
Dinner out with a friend last night at Vivace. We had a salad and then the scallop risotto with pumpkin, sage, cider reduction and pepitas.
Now, a workout.
I wasn’t really feeling CrossFit last night so I worked out on my own. I ran a 5K on the treadmill with some sprint intervals and then did the following weight circuit – 10 reps, 3 times through. I used 15 pounds for anything involving weight. This is a really basic total body circuit.
- Dumbbell Ground to Overhead (feet under hips, squat position holding dumbbells on ground at outside of feet, lift dumbbells and press overhead as you rise in your squat, lower back down to the ground as you lower in your squat)
- Dumbbell Chest Fly
- Dumbbell Dead Row
- Single Leg Lunge (10 each side, the back leg is on bench behind you to increase the load on the front let and to work balance/stability a little more)
- Dumbbell Bicep Curl
- Overhead Triceps Extension (holding one 15 pound weight)
- Stability Ball Crunches (15 reps)
If you have questions about any of the movements please let me know!
And finally…a giveaway for a 5K entry. My friend Dominique from Free To Be Athlete reached out to me this week about a new local 5K that she is on the planning committee for. This is the inaugural 5K event for Wannabe Cancer Free, a non-profit aiming to promote awareness of and raise funding for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC), a rare head-and-neck cancer. Dominique is very active in a local endurance event training group and one of her friends and training partners has this form of cancer.
Dominique offered me a free bib but I told her I would rather purchase my bib and giveaway the complementary bib to one of my readers to help raise awareness of the event in the Charlotte area. It will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 8:30 a.m. in South Charlotte. All the details are here. I’ll be out there running and supporting Wannabe Cancer Free and I’d love for some of you to join me.
Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to run the 5K for a chance to win the free bib. Giveaway will close on Friday at noon.