I'M SO GLAD ITS FRIDAY!!!!!!! Is it just me or was this the longest week ever?!?
So I just discovered Run To The Finish's Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and am super-excited to participate! I'm a few days late, but luckily I have a blog so I've got a good record of my exercise so far this week (although it doesn't amount to much yet...). Here's my count so far...
12.10.2008: run 2.7 miles = 2.7 points
12.10.2008: abs for 15 minutes = .5 points
12:11.2008: yoga for 50 minutes = 1.7 points
Total HBBC Points = 4.9
Its a bit of a slow start, but I'm hoping this challenge is just what I need to kick my exercise up a notch!
This morning the hubb and I continued our new Friday morning breakfast tradition, meeting our friend Amy at our favorite breakfast spot, The Bluegrass Grill. This morning I felt like something salty instead of sweet, so I decided to go with a veggie omelet.
Breakfast: Veggie Egg White Omelet with green pepper, green onion, tomatoes and black olives (no cheese), topped with salsa. Hashbrowns and the AMAZING honey wheat bisucuit on the side. I only ate 1/2 the potatoes and 1/2 the biscuit with a packet of strawberry jam on top. And a cup of coffee, of course!
Lunch: Leftover Butternut Squash, Kale + White Bean Soup and a handful of Kashi crackers.
Snack: A banana and 1/4 cup of Melissa's Trail Mix, plus a chocolate covered pretzel...I just couldn't leave him out! :)
Dinner tonight was quick and easy. Grocery day is tomorrow which means we are LOW on produce...as in we don't have any. We briefly thought about take-out but then I remembered that I picked up some pre-made ravioli at Trader Joe's on Tuesday...perfect dinner in a pinch! I also found some frozen spinach in the freezer...I've never cooked frozen spinach on its own, just put it in sauces etc, so this was a new experience. I just steamed it for 8 minutes, then sauteed some garlic in Earth Balance and added the spinach to the pot. It was just...ok.
Dinner: TJ's Portobello Mushroom Ravioli with TJ's Vodka Sauce and steamed spinach on the side. Also, a GIANT glass of TJ's Shiraz...it was a TJ's kind of night!
I told ya...BIG glass of wine. It was a frustrating day at work, what can I say?!?
Dessert: I made a sweet snack bowl with Annie's Honey Bunnies, TJ's pumpkin spice granola and 3 gingersnaps. It was a little dry (obviously) so I added a few spoonfuls of unsweetened applesauce after I snapped the pic.
Tomorrow ends Training Week #7 with a 3 mile run!!! I can't believe we've already finished 7 weeks!!! Crazy. I think the weather will be decent so the hubb and I are planning to meet the group at the UVA track. However, if group one is still run/walking on the track we're going out on the road on our own for several reasons. #1) We are planning to run the full 3 miles after our fabulous 2.7 mile run Wednesday. #2) Running 3 miles on the track sounds like the most boring thing EVER, except for maybe running 3 miles on a treadmill...!
What are your weekend plans? I'm hoping to finish my Christmas shopping/making!!!
What a dreary day we've had. I tried to stay inside as much as possible but had to run a couple of errands at lunch time...yuck. I did come home to a fabulous surprise in my mailbox though...my BSI Prize Trail Mix from Melissa!!!
Melissa had the great idea of giving the winner of BSI: Sweet Potatoes a custom-made trail mix...she sent me a list of mixin's to choose from and this is what I decided on:
chocolate-covered banana chips
It is soooooooooo good! Thanks Melissa!!! :) I had a big handful as soon as I opened the box!!!
I had high hopes for another wonderful run this evening but just didn't feel like going out in the nasty weather. So instead I pulled out my favorite power yoga dvd...not the same as going to class but I went with it. 50 minutes later I was a bendy, stretchy, happy girl...I do love my yoga. :)
Backtrack a little to my day's eats...another post full of comfort food. What is it about winter-time and the need for warm, filling meals...do all of you lucky Floridians with your 80* winters have the same cravings?
I am so-in-love with the TJ's Pumpkin Spice Granola...I was craving it as soon as I got up this morning and thought it was a perfect opportunity to test out the new Siggi's yogurt that Whole Foods gave me as a consolation prize for eliminating my Oikos from their shelves.
Breakfast: One 6oz container of Siggi's Icelandic Skyr, plain, with 1/2 cup TJ's Pumpkin Spice Granola and one sliced banana.
I must say...I am VERY impressed with the Siggi's. It is very thick but oh so creamy...Julz was right when she commented on my post awhile back that Skyr is like Greek yogurt on steroids! I LOVED it...too bad it is WAY out of my price range. $2.69 for 6oz?!?!?!? I don't think so.
Morning Snack: 3 ginger snaps while knitting...is there anything better on a rainy, cold day?!? I went home around noon to let the pups out and realized that my lunch was actually at work (I didn't anticipate being able to leave the office today). So, I decided to actually take my full lunch hour and just hang out on the couch for 30 minutes and work on a Christmas present...I was happy and so were the pups. :)
Lunch: Leftover Chicken Veggie Soup and a handful of Kashi crackers (I actually took these photos this morning before going to work...poured the soup out of its gladware into the nice bowl, then back into the gladware after the picture. Yes, I'm becoming that obsessed with my food photography...).
Afternoon Snack: Another glorious pear.
Dinner: Homemade Veggie Pizza! Woohoo! We loaded a TJ's whole wheat pizza crust with:
TJ's pizza sauce
yellow bell pepper
1/3 cup part-skim mozzarella on my 1/2, LOTS of cheese on the hubb's 1/2
Mmmmmm...yum. The crust needed a little longer in the oven, we typically bake it for 5-7 minutes before topping it but the TJ's instructions didn't say to do that so we stuck it in the oven raw with toppings. It was still a little doughy, but yummy all the same. :) I had another piece 1/2 the size of the piece above...which would mean about 3 of 8 slices of a 12" pizza.
Dessert: A small cup of eggnog with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top...my holiday guilty pleasure!
I hope you all have a glorious night and Happy Friday!!!