today was National Running Day and we, well, we didn’t stop running around all day. I didn’t actually “run”, but we had one heck of a day that did not stop.
Workout was teaching the last half of my usual spin class and then teaching a new “cycle and turf” class at the new gym.
Yep. Only the last half because this happened.
Let’s back track.
For once we were headed out the door on time.
Be prepared to not be too impressed.
STUFT Detox “Juggling” Mocha Smoothie
1/2 cup egg whites, 1/2 frozen ripe banana, handful of spinach, 1 tablespoon instant espresso, 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Silk Almond milk, a little coconut oil and about 1/2 cup crushed ice.
(Get it- “juggling” from the egg whites? Ha ha.)
I’m not going to lie, it was not the best smoothie around, but the 1/2 ripe banana did gave it just enough sweetness and I’m pretty proud of the fact that it had some protein without any artificial sweeteners in there.
About 5 minutes after that picture was taken we were at a stop light with tons (yes, I mean tons) of smoke coming from the car.
“Why is there so much smoke Mommy?”
I’ll leave out the details, but instead of making it teach my spin class on time we were hanging in a parking lot waiting for someone to rescue us.
Wait, doesn’t my head look weird in this picture? What the? Where is my shoulder and what is up with my neck? Hmmm…
A few people came to our rescue. (Thanks Olga for saving the day yet again by subbing the first part of my class).
After a long morning juggling things around, car switching, teaching part of my spin class and then a new class called “cycle and turf” at the new fancy gym, I finally got to do a little “running” in honor of National Running Day.
It was super short, but it got the job done and I got to watch a little TMZ.
A run on the elliptical still counts, doesn’t it?
And huge high fives to all of you who got out there today and ran.
Oh, and, um, yeah, the kabocha is definitely to blame for the whole bloating issue. I’m sure there are many other things that contribute (not artificial sweetener though because those were kicked to the curb), but kabocha does some serious damage.
I decided this afternoon though that the bloat was worth it and I did up one of my last kabochas the right way.
Roasted that bad boy up sweet roasted kabocha squash style WITHOUT the sweetener.
Then I topped it with some coconut oil and some Peanut Free NuttZo and took one for the team and ate the whole darn thing.
Bloat shmoat. I didn’t care. I still don’t because it was heavenly.
Do you think it looks better on this side?
Or this side?
Oh, it looks good either way? I thought so too.
Afterwards I made sure to put on a black shirt (obviously) before heading out to run errands and do some Whole 30 shopping at Trader Joe’s. That was once heck of a pricey trip by the way, but I got some fun stuff.
Okay, off to bed.
Random, but I let clean laundry sit in the basket for way too long sometimes. I finally just got out all my clean Handful bra pads and put them away.
Also random, I’m debating attempting a little pool running tomorrow while the boys are taking swim lessons. I have no idea what to do or how to do it. Help. Do I wear a belt or do it without? Any tips?
Have you ever put egg whites in a smoothie?
Do you ever just “take one for the team”? LOL.