Hola everyone! Phew. Finally some time to blog! I’ve been neglecting the blog world this weekend, sorry about that! Time to get down to business. Let’s start with Saturday morning.
I had two barbecues to go to on Saturday, so for breakfast I had a simple yogurt bowl! I threw in some honey vanilla Chobani, a 1/2 cup of oats, 1/2 of banana, and some fresh strawberries into the mix. It looked like this.
All mixed together. The oats tasted a bit bland. But the fruit helped!
After breakfast I went for an early bike ride. I wanted to get some exercise in because I knew I’d be eating a lot at the parties I had to go to. The ride was a nice workout. I rode 8 miles in 54:14.
After my ride, I made some special guacamole for my sister’s party. This is by far, my favorite guac recipe. It’s so healthy! I love that it calls for a can of white beans. You can’t even tell the beans are in there!
This guac is SO good! I make it all the time.
Anyway, after making the guac, I had to head to my friend/coworker’s wedding celebration/bbq! It was such a good time! Unfortuatnely, I was a bad blogger and didn’t get my camera out once!! I can just tell you what I ate. I munched on some grapes, strawberries and watermelon along with a few cheese and crackers before dinner was served. For dinner I had veggie lasagna with side salad and a hardroll! It was so good and I was so happy there was a veggie option there! Chris came with me to the bbq and he got a pulled pork sandwich and said it was delicious. I believe him!
After dinner it was time to watch the World Cup!!! Katie let us and a few other people watch it in her husband’s man cave. It was a really cool room with a big screen TV and nice sofas! Unfortunately, the game didn’t end well for the US team. Sad faces all around. But it was still a fun party! At one point it was time for the new bride and groom to cut the cake! I didn’t have the wedding cake, but I did have a small slice of cheesecake, which was delicious!
After that party, Chris and I headed to my sister’s bbq. I also did not take any pictures of this one…sorry. I just wasn’t thinking about blogging for some reason! I wasn’t too hungry for the food here but I did have some of my guac! Along with some of the five cup salad my mom made.
In case you don’t know, a five cup salad is:
- 1 cup sour cream (my mom used light sour cream)
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
- 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
It was SO good and so perfect for a summer bbq, since it tastes really tropical! It was definitely my favorite food of the evening! (I might have even polished off the leftovers today…) Yum.
I also ate part of a salmon burger (no bun), and a couple of cookies. I wasn’t to0 hungry.
On to today…
This morning I got up and knew I had to run eight miles. Let’s just say I was not looking forward to this last night. But, when I woke up I felt really great. I had a piece of toast with peanut butter and honey, and a cup of green tea and I felt more than ready to run. To made my long run more manageable I headed to the gym.
I ran the first three miles on the treadmill to warm up at about an 11:30 pace. I finished the three in 33:40. Not too bad. I felt excellent. I then hopped off the treadmill and got my gear together (spibelt with phone, Garmin, ipod, sunglasses), downed some water and a Clif Shot Blok, waited for my Garmin to load (it took way too long by the way) and was on my way to run the remaining five miles outside.
I actually ended up running 4.77. But let’s say that’s five.
Miles 1 – 3: 33:40
Mile 4: 10:37
Mile 5: 10:26
Mile 6: 10:22
Mile 7: 10:28
Mile 8: 10:06
Total Time: About 1 hour and 22 minutes. Jeeze.
I was getting pretty tired by the end, so I cut off the last quarter of a mile. My feet were hurting, but other than that, I felt great!
I made a pit stop on the way home to Hannaford for a cold drink. A low calorie Gatoraid G2 grape drink. I wasn’t impressed. It tasted like fake grape flavor. I had a picture of it, but for some reason it won’t rotate from horizontal to vertical. Oh well. I will spare you.
After I got home from running, my sister wanted to go hiking. I was kind of tired, but I thought why not? I already ran 8 miles, why not do a short hike? I will continue with a post about the hike later on. Right now I have to relax and watch some TV…my bed is calling me!