Before I launch into eats and workouts I have to let you know about some stuff going on behind the scenes with the blog. I am in the process of moving both of my blogs over to self-hosting and it is the most frustrating thing I have done in a long time! I’m having major issues with domain mapping. I am now exploring hiring someone to move both of the blogs over for me to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
I just wanted to give you guys a head’s up that my blogs might be down at some point over the next few days and you might have to update your RSS feeds and email subscriptions after the switch. I will keep you updated on my progress. In the meantime, if you know any web master WordPress gurus – please send me their information!
Now that the housekeeping details are out of the way, let’s talk about fun stuff. Like food and working out!
Thursday after work I was ready to hit the road for a run. I originally had 5-7 miles planned but started telling myself it would be okay to only do 3. Thankfully, once I got going I found that I had a lot more energy than I anticipated and I was ready to tackle 5 miles. Sullie tagged along for the first 2 miles so I kept the pace pretty conservative but after I dropped her at home I really picked up the intensity for the last three miles.
Here are the stats:
5 miles in 46:40 in 90 degree temps
– Miles 1-2 – 10:30 pace (with Sullie)
– Miles 3-5 – 8:46 pace
Domination! Post-run sweatiness and tired happiness!
I also had fun playing around with my new Nikon point and shoot and took about a billion pictures of Sullie.
I sipped on a Pom and seltzer water while I prepared dinner. Pom sent me some samples of juice to play around with in recipes but so far I’ve had a hard time not making mocktails out of it!
Dinner was not on the menu plan for the week. We were supposed to have baked falafel but I ended up with extra chicken in the fridge.
I ended up doing a spin on parmesan crusted chicken. I pounded the breasts out thin and dredged them in flour, then a mixture of one egg, water and Dijon mustard and finally in a mixture of breadcrumbs (panko and traditional), minced garlic, parsley, basil, chives and parmesan.
Topped with fresh lemon slices and served with field peas and sautéed zucchini seasoned with Shakin’ the Tree. This dinner was super delicious!
And of course another piece of my carrot birthday cake! This is seriously probably the best carrot cake I’ve ever had. Soooo good! Enjoyed with a small glass of skim milk.
Friday morning yoga tradition continued bright and early this morning. I seriously love starting my Friday at Y2 with a hot vinyasa class. I’m always in a good mood after practicing and my energy levels are through the roof for the rest of the day! Got to chat with Emily and Kath for a second before class. Emily is also planning on running the Marine Corps Marathon so we’re hoping to meet up for some long runs.
I prepared breakfast last night before bed so I could grab and go on my way to work this morning.
Overnight oats – 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 container vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup milk, chia seeds, dried cranberries and blueberries. Topped with almond butter and a peach. Cold oats = delicious after hot yoga.
I was starving for lunch today but nothing sounded good. Enter an old standby for weird appetites.
Chocolate protein shake – 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, ice, skim milk and half a frozen banana. I also packed a bar in case hunger should strike later.
And notice my poor plant in the background that is not happy. I think it needs to be replanted in a larger pot. It’s not looking so hot. I’m such a bad plant mom. 🙁
We have a pretty busy weekend. Tonight we’re staying home and working on the house. We have pictures and curtains to hang. Saturday I have a BodyPump instructor training in the morning and we’re going to a wedding in the afternoon. I’m also debating going to a yoga class before my BodyPump clinic. And Sunday a fun blogger run and hopefully some yard work and pool time. We shall see!
Happy weekend! And please be patient with me and my blogs over the next little bit. Don’t leave me!