Sometimes naps still go down around here. Those cheeks of hers… they make my heart melt every day.
I finally made it back to bootcamp last night. Megan was out of town last week and I was lame about doing strength training the week before…. so, it has been a long time since she last whipped me into shape. After 45 minutes of plyometrics and weights she had us end with 100 walking lunges.
It is a good thing that an easy run is on the schedule for today because I won’t be able to run fast for a little while after last night’s class. It is an extra good thing that for some reason easy running actually helps with my post-bootcamp soreness levels.
Dinner included my go-to ingredients lately of bbq chicken, avocado, cheese and ranch. It was quite tasty.
The highlight of Brooke’s day was filling up her new bird feeder. She has quite the thing for birds and I have a feeling she will sit herself next to the patio door to watch them quite often now.
In other news one of my speediest friends ever told me about the sandals that helped out her feet the most when she was having problems—> Birks. I have a white pair of them but they are one of the new versions (aka not a ton of arch support) but she filled me in on the fact that the old soles actually offer a lot more support. They are officially all I am wearing for the rest of summer (other than my running shoes) because they feel so good on my feet. I got THESE ones just in case you are a Birkenstock fan that needs some arch help.
Brooke uses subliminal messaging (by showing me our Disneyland pictures) a lot in hopes to get another Disney trip soon.
It’s that time (again;)——> I am trying to lower my sugar intake a bit and find some healthier dessert options. I won’t be cutting out treats/dessert entirely because I love them too much and I see no problem with eating them in moderation. I am just trying to find a way to cut back on treats and fulfill my sweet tooth with some more nutrients. I’ve got 10.5 weeks until the St. George Marathon so I NEEEEEEEED to fuel properly.
I’ll share some of my favorite ‘healthier’ sweet tooth satisfiers and I would LOVE it if you would share yours!
PS my friend’s banana, almond butter and coconut combo made me drool a bit.
Some of my favorites:
-Cottage cheese and grapes
-Peaches and milk. Blueberries and milk is another one of my favorites.
-Popcorn. All of the popcorn.
-Fresh fruit (I could eat watermelon all day long)
-Diced apple heated up and topped with cinnamon, oatmeal and almond butter
-Yogurt, granola and fruit combo
-Dates topped with almond butter
-Take a banana and dip it into yogurt. Top it with granola and then freeze it!
–Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins (from my sister).
-Toast with a nut butter and banana or apple slices
-I want to try this apple sandwich today!
Please share some of your favorite healthier treat ideas! I want to try them all and I am sure there are some other runners out there that are reading and need some ideas too:)