Just Another Random Dump

 

Workouts:

Tuesday night- a short 30 minutes on the elliptical at home to loosen up the legs

I had my coaches keeping a close eye to make sure I was taking things easy.

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Wednesday- Taught spin in the morning.

Did 6 miles on the treadmill with my Mizuno Inspire friends and my Live With Kelly and Michael friends afterwards.

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I was too lazy to change out of my spin pants so kept them on for the run. Totally felt like I had a load in my pants. I don’t recommend it.

I hadn’t run since the marathon and my legs were feeling pretty good this morning so I wanted to let them run a little bit. My coach said not to run at all this week, but obviously I’m not very good at listening to people.

 

So I have a bunch of random things that I just feel like dumping. If you’re not a fan of my dumps, feel free to just go to the end of this post where the winner of the Halo Visor is announced. He he.

 

I didn’t feel like writing about food yesterday or the day before. I’ve been overindulging like no other since the race, but I’m ready to talk food a bit now.

 

We usually celebrate races with pizza. We did this past Sunday too, but I made some serious homemade vegetarian pizza with Trader Joe’s pizza crust instead of ordering it.

One with cheese for STUFT Daddy

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and one with jalapeños instead of cheese for mwah.

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I didn’t even burn them.

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We also drank my favorite wine.

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I always try new wines and then end up saying that I love Ménage a Trois so much better. And you just can’t beat the $6.99 Costco price.

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I had the biggest dessert ever. I can’t even remember at the moment everything I piled in my big bowl and no pictures were taken.

 

I’ve been eating way too many belVita biscuits lately too. My favorite combination has been the blueberry biscuits with SunButter.

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It’s a little dangerous.

 

Monday was a rough day. I think I mentioned it in my last post, but we had some serious spilling issues in the kitchen early in the morning.

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It wasn’t fun.

 

We did get into some new GNC finds though.

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The boys got these GNC Kids Gummy Multivitamins and I ordered these ginger root supplements. The boys have been loving the new vitamins, but are a little disappointed that the serving size is only one a day. I got the ginger root because I had heard on a Jillian Michaels’ podcast that ginger helps with muscle soreness and inflammation.

I did a quick little Google search and found this article from Men’s Fitness on the subject.

3 Ways to Use Ginger to Beat Muscle Soreness

A staple in Asian cooking, this flavorful root can help you recover from workouts. Here’s how.

 

I’ve been taking them the past few mornings in addition to my Vitapak vitamins and I think they’re helping.

Speaking of helping, I’ve also been doubling up on my probiotics and taking Zicam because I’ve come down with a little cold or something. I love this stuff.

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Yeah, Zicam is expensive, but I really think it works.

 

The boys and I were on our own for dinner last night. Conveniently STUFT Daddy had a party to go to that we weren’t invited to. We partied on our own here with Legos and roasted veggies.

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I think he was the one who missed out. Ha ha.

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The boys aren’t too keen on my roasted veggies yet, but I’ll keep trying. One of these days they’ll change their mind.

I put together roasted brussel sprouts and roasted broccoli slaw with some chicken that I roasted the same way. Instead of topping it with my usual marinara sauce I used balsamic vinegar and this Trader Joe’s bruschetta along with some nutritional yeast and fresh basil.

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It was a pretty good mix of flavor if I do say so myself. I was trying to be extra healthy since I needed to recover from my overindulgence of breakfast biscuits, chocolate and peanut butter just after the race.

 

Well, hey, what do you know, that might be all I have for you.

Oh wait, one more thing, the Target stores that have both the huge carts and Starbucks inside are my favorite.

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Even though our quick stop there today turned into a long one with multiple trips to the bathroom for the boys, this café Americano saved the day.

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So did this ginormous bowl of roasted kabocha squash I had for a late lunch.

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Everything I put on it is in the instagram description here. I’m too lazy to write it all out again.

 

Okay, enough chit chat.

 

Here’s the winner from the Halo Visor giveaway:

#83 Danielle @ Truffles n’ Treadmills

 

Yay!!! Danielle, email me (kristin@stuftfitness.com) your address and I’ll send a visor your way!

 

Have a great night.

 

Your turn to dump on me. Tell me something random.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Love Ménage a Trois! It’s 7.99 here in Chicago. I also love love love Montepulciano D’Abruzzo for 4.99! Have you had it? Seriously it’s awesome $5 wine!!

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    The title of this post made me short my kmobucha. Sinuses = clear.

    Ginger is the best! That’s why I came up with my cherry ginger protein smoothie – great recovery post workout. And the cherries are good for inflammation!

  3. 3
    Kristin says:

    You totally made me try those Belvita biscuits, and now I’m addicted to the blueberry. Totally your fault!

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    ohhhh…I want to try TJ’s brusetta. Thanks for getting me addicted to kabocha….I’ve already been asking myself what I’m going to do when it’s out of season. ;) Nothing feels me up like that squash!

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    Liz Anglin says:

    Just bought my 1st Kabocha squash today at Sprouts! So excited to try it, thanks or the inspiration! Hope you are getting some rest this week :)

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    Kori says:

    I’m totally jealous of the flower pictured w/ your kabocha! We’ve been snowed in & today the wind chill is 9 below, yes that’s right, 9 degrees below zero!!! We have to go out today, not fun strapping kids in carseats & telling them just to bury their heads in my shoulders as we run inside, hoping not to slip on ice! ugh!!!!

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    Karen says:

    I have got to find me a Kabocha squash. Hmmm. Gotta put some effort into this.

    I recently bought Ginger Root capsules too. I take a multi vitamin. There is so much illness right now. I am also taking zinc, chewable vitamin c and acidophilus. I take cinnamon capules, cranberry capsules, fish oil, calcium with vitamin D and a few other this and that’s, such as olive leaf extract. I keep it all in a basket.

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    Some random thoughts that came to me as I read your random dump: great wine. isn’t Costco the best at finding wine at good prices (if they have any J Lohr Cab, give it a try!)?!?! yay for kabocha. love roasted veggies–I agree–your husband miss out. i’ve heard it takes people about 15 tries of a new food to develop a taste for it. your kids will come around, I’m sure! :)

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    Kerri says:

    My random dump: my twin boys have those same chairs. They are awesome. Ours are a bit more raggedy as they have been toted to the ballpark more times than I can count!!

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    Samantha says:

    I keep crystallized ginger on hand for sour stomach, and I really like chocolate covered ginger and we will just pretend that does something else besides taste good. Who knew for sore muscles?!

    Random: cost accounting is not my friend. Nim (dog) went to acupuncture yesterday…I need my activity partner back!

    Have a great day. :)

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    Erin in IA says:

    Ménage a Trois at our costco in Iowa is $8.99 consider yourself lucky on saving $2! LOL. And I agree with the earlier comment on J Lohr Cab at Costco is awesome too.

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    Coco says:

    Pizza looks great!! I’m a big fan of that wine as well.. but I’ve been in an “Apothic red” wine mood these last few weeks.. I’m just a big fan of the blended wines :)

  13. 13

    I love the belvita biscuits and there is not one flavor I dont like!!

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    debbie says:

    Here’s my random dump!
    I can eat roasted broccoli slaw daily!
    LOVE The stuff.
    Anyway I make it – it’s Delicious!

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    Sharisse says:

    Target+Starbucks=A GREAT TIME :)

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    Kim says:

    Umm…I never even thought about roasting broccoli slaw – I usually just eat it plain. Can’t wait to try it!!!
    Random – I have a strange man downstairs cleaning out the dryer vent!

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    I was starving when I came home from work, so I had some chicken breasts that I had cooked the other night. Cold, straight out of the tupperwear, caveman style.

  18. 18

    I love your random dump posts! Now, go rest….. it’s your birthday after all! xoxoxo! Hope you are having a great day!!!

  19. 19
    Samantha says:

    I just saw it was your birthday! Happy Birthday!!!

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    Sherry says:

    A little late on this – but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you enjoyed you day with you men.

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    Sherry says:

    *your* x2. Ugh. iPhone.

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