How is that for a freaking mouthful?
My post got cut short yesterday so we’ll see if I can pull off everything I want to share right now during my limited morning “office hours”.
Before I talk running, I just have to say that the day after a long run I can not stop eating. It’s craziness friends. I’m also super tired (like can close my eyes and sleep anywhere at anytime tired). That was yesterday.
Here’s just a peak at what I’ve shoved in my face the past two days after my run.
Um yeah, that’s a breakfast salad that is becoming my new obsession. I’ve had it the past three days in a row. It evolved from the breakfast pear STUFTwich. I just keep adding more toppings on each time I eat it. Ha.
It looked even better yesterday with the addition of some extra coconut cookie dough crumble.
The Ultimate Pear Breakfast Salad
3/4 cup egg whites or (2-3 eggs)
1 pear, thinly sliced (my favorite is bosc)
nut butter of choice (my favorite lately is Artisana walnut butter)
Cook the egg and pear on the stove on a pan sprayed with cooking spray adding as much cinnamon as you’d like for flavor.
Place the eggs and pear combination on a bed of spinach. Drizzle with coconut oil. Add nut butter of choice.
The “ultimate” way is to also add PB2 mixed with maple syrup (regular or sugar free) to make a drizzle and also add some coconut cookie dough crumble (links above).
Oh man. This is so good. Breakfast salads just might be my new thing. I’m thinking a sweet potato one might be next.
Other things I’ve consumed in no particular order.
Some very crispy chicken.
Yes, I do a stellar job of not only burning vegetables, but chicken also.
Tuna sandwich with my favorite bread. Random.
Hey, look who decided to show her face on the blog. That’s Nala. Yeah, we have another cat besides Kitty. Who knew? She’s usually camera (and people) shy, but I think that microwave cookie got her attention. And um yes, in case you’re wondering, that microwave cookie rocked my world, but I didn’t really measure anything, so I’ll have to try it out again (oh darn) and write out the measurements so you can get your hands on it.
We also did some serious damage as a family at Souplantation last night after church.
That, my friends, is how you pile the biggest salad ever on just one little plate. They really should have bigger plates or bowls there. I added some dressing, crushed red pepper and Tabasco (I forgot to bring my own little hot sauce) after this picture, but it got a little messy so you only get the before picture. Ha.
Although I’m trying to limit my intake of artificial sweetener a bit, I’m still doing the low calorie ice cream thing at night.
Last night’s had one of these little Trader Joe’s Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate gems on the side.
You might have to go to Trader Joe’s just to pick one of these up. Well, one of these and some broccoli slaw.
Okay, a little run chat next.
The boys had some bonding time at home and I headed out early to the coast. I scarfed down a quick breakfast in the car.
Here’s what goes in the mix:
1/2 frozen banana
1/4-1/2 cup egg whites
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant espresso
It’s not to shabby and I like that it gives you that little extra protein. You should try it!
I like running from the gym because I feel better about leaving my belongings in a locker rather than in my car. Not sure if it’s safer or not, but oh well.
I’m also not sure pictures in the locker room are allowed, but I took a “before” picture anyway.
I told myself I was going to run 24 miles. It didn’t matter how long it took, how many stops I had to make or how long I had to listen to Jillian Michaels (I listened to her podcasts and her book Unlimited), but I was going to finish those 24 miles.
It was long, it took me awhile, but there’s something about just running and letting my mind wander. It’s seriously the only time I’m not stressed out or anxious about life. It’s my therapy in so many different ways.
I stopped around mile 12 for a bathroom break, some vanilla GU and to refill my water bottles.
At the turn around point I stopped and had to ask a stranger to take a picture.
Don’t mind that half naked guy in the background. Ha ha. Sara will appreciate that I had to ask two different people to take my picture because the first lady said she couldn’t. I asked so politely, but she simply said “I can’t”. Say what? Doesn’t everyone ask random people to take their picture when they’re sweaty and gross and have run 12 miles? I thought it was a normal thing. Guess I was wrong and guess I didn’t make a new friend.
on the way back after carrying some Power Bar Energy Blasts in my shirt for 2 hours
it was time to dig in.
I usually like GU Chomps, but I didn’t have any so I went with these I got as a sample awhile back.
They were pretty darn good even though they were a bit melted. I guess that’s what happened when you stuff them in your Handful.
I made it back. The run ended up being a little longer than I had planned, but I made it.
I have to say, I know if you’re not a distance runner the whole running 24 miles thing sounds crazy. I used to think the same thing. I used to hate running and could barely run 3 miles. Somewhere along the way in the past couple of years things changed for me. I realized that God has given me this gift. I run because I can. I run because I love it. I run because I think someday I may have a little potential to actually get more competitive with my times. Gosh darn it I’m not going to give up until I win that money STUFT Daddy keeps asking to see. He told me he wanted to melt my one and only cheapo trophy I won to see if it was worth anything. Ha.
Okay, oops, got a little sappy there for a Sunday morning. Sorry about that.
Let me make it up to you.
Not only do I like to sport them for recovery, but I especially like to wear my calf sleeves for date night.
I’m fashionable, letting my muscles recover, increasing circulation and covering up my unshaven legs all at the same time. STUFT Daddy is one lucky guy.
And yes, I sometimes sleep in them and wear them next morning. (I also occasionally keep wearing them to teach boot camp. That may or may not have happened yesterday.)
Since the awesome creator of the wonderful Pro Compression socks is my new best friend (he might not know it yet though) and he has been kind enough to send over some socks,
I feel like it’s my job to pay it forward and give a pair away.
See those bright pink ones?
They’ve got someone’s name written all over them. It just might be yours.
I’ve been so selfish lately that it’s time to share the Pro Compression love.
That’s right. I LOVE these socks and sleeves and I’m pretty sure you will too (if you don’t already).
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here. Whatever you feel like sharing.
- Breakfast salad- yay or nay.
- Where you’ll wear these socks.
- Something fun you did this weekend.
You can tweet the following for an additional entry:
I want in on the @procompression love. Win a pair of these awesome socks from @stuftmama http://ow.ly/dVjEc
Just make sure to leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted.
I’ll pick a winner Tuesday morning. Open to U.S. and Canada residents only.
Yippee!!! Have a wonderful Sunday!