Mile repeats and back to eating veggies.

I try to eat pretty healthy and workout while on vacation, but I def eat differently than when I’m doing my normal routine. Since we were away this weekend and I ate lots of good food (and not so many veggies), I tried to get back on track yesterday.

Breakfast

Fruit and a soft Belvita Bar

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Lunch

A big salad with spinach, carrots, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, corn, peas, and grilled chicken.

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Snack

Yogurt with cinnamon granola

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Dinner

Scrambled eggs with shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese with a side of veggies.

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Don’t be fooled…I still ate ice cream for dessert. 🙂
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Yesterday was track day and I’ve learned to love and hate it at the same time. The workout was:

3 x 1600m in 6:51 with 400m rest interval

We did:

1600m in 6:47
1600m in 6:47
1600m in 6:39

I really love the feeling of being so tired at the end of each set but feeling recovered and refreshed at the beginning of the next set. 🙂

My friend Jeanette shared a great quote with me during our workout and I repeated it a few times during our last mile: “Comfort is a great place to be, but nothing grows there.” 🙂

I hope you are having a great Thursday!

What’s your favorite quote? When do you need it most?

“Homemade” Pizza with a Twist

Hey guys!  I think I’ve finally found my way of cooking.  I am not very good at making things from scratch and I really can’t figure out how much of an item to add unless someone else tells me to.  I take the “semi-homemade” approach just like Sandra Lee.

Last night, I made this very tasty pizza for dinner and even my dad liked it.  He is more of a pepperoni pizza type of guy. 🙂

“Homemade” Pizza with a Twist

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1 store bought pizza dough

1 package of ground turkey (I only used 3/4 of the meat and saved the rest.)

1 jar of salsa

1 handful of spinach

1/4 of a small red onion

3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

***NOTE:  These “measurements” are all estimates because I just went off of feel.  Please add as much of each topping as you would like.  🙂

1.  Cook ground turkey in a skillet and season to taste.  I just used salt and pepper.

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2.  In the meantime, pre-cook the pizza dough if it calls for it.  The dough I used was pre-cooked for 8 minutes before adding the toppings.

3.  Spread salsa on the crust to serve as the sauce.  I used the whole jar.

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Yes, my pizza is oddly shaped.

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4.  Add cheese, ground turkey, onions, spinach, and a little more cheese!

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5.  Bake until cooked and enjoy!  I baked mine for about 8 minutes.

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FACT:  The best way to end a healthy pizza night with the family is to watch Dance Moms and eat a huge bowl of ice cream (bottom layer = cookies and cream, middle layer = double fudge brownie, top layer = strawberry waffle cone…topped with chocolate sauce and cool whip).

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Yes, I will be doing an intense track workout today and this is how I properly fuel for my workouts.  🙂

 

 

 

Healthy Eats = Fast Feet

Many things go into being a high performing athlete (“high performance” will be different for everybody), but eating a well-balanced diet is high on the list. I am a pretty healthy eater (excluding dessert) and I really notice that my body feels different when my diet lacks proper nutrients.

I’m on an overnight oats kick right now…

1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of almond milk
Top with cinnamon
Store in the fridge overnight.

Before eating, add granola, nuts, fruit, etc. Enjoy!

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For lunch, I’ve been having veggies and grilled chicken drizzled with some honey Dijon dressing.

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My dinner last night was so good…ok, it looks gross so I’ll delete the picture, but it was super tasty. It was white long grain rice topped with black bean and vegetable soup topped with guacamole. 🙂

Let’s just pretend I don’t end every night like this.

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Today’s track workout felt pretty good and I know that my healthy oatmeal breakfast helped my legs move faster. 🙂

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I cut the RI (rest intervals) short and finished in about an hour. For each 400 (quarter of a mile) I ran at an 8.9 (6:44 per mile) speed on the treadmill. My 2 warm up miles were at an 8:35 pace and my cool down mile was at an 8:00 pace.

It feels good to have the tempo and speed runs done for the week and now just easy runs and the long run are left. 18 miles scheduled for Saturday morning!
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What is you favorite healthy breakfast?

Random Question: broccoli or cauliflower?

Two workouts are always better than one!

Getting up this morning was a struggle, but I managed to only leave 10 minutes later than usual…5:55 this morning.  Yes, it is brutal.  Once I got on the highway I was greeted by this…

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Just in case you didn’t notice…that says 0 mph (meaning it was safe for me to take this picture because I was at a complete stop).  I’m happy to report that this traffic was not due to an accident…it was construction.

I happily fit in two workouts today :).  I took a body pump class during lunch…

…and hit the gym after work.

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As always, I never regret a workout and 2 workouts are always better than just 1!

Today’s meals included:

Overnight Oats with granola and blueberries for breakfast

Veggies and a PR Bar for lunch

Chicken and broccoli for dinner

Edy’s Light Cookies and Cream for dessert (not pictured because it is embarrassing how much I eat at a sitting ;-P)

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In case you couldn’t tell, I just downloaded Pic Stitch and I am having way too much fun with it.

As always, the best part of my day was coming home to AB.

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She was super happy and smiling tonight…until I tried to feed her oatmeal again.  She screamed and shook her hands like she does after getting shots…so sad.  Needless to say, she is not liking this whole oatmeal thing.

What do you think?

What was your workout today?

Mom’s out there…when did your baby start eating “food”?  Did he or she take a while to get used to it?