This morning I started the day with a 60 minute total body power workout. But first I had one of my new Raw and Gluten-Free Glo Bars for energy…
They are a secret for now…I am still testing them! :mrgreen: I’m so excited though!!!!
It takes a long time to get a bar perfect and I accept nothing but the best. I hope to have it nailed down in a couple more trials! I also tested out my newest piece of equipment for the bakery…
I’m a bit scared of this machine, I’m not going to lie!!!
Back to the workout…
My continual goal is to stick with strength training and stretching in addition to my normal cardio workouts. So far I have been able to keep it up, but it does take constant effort not to just skip the strength + yoga/stretching aspect of it! I really don’t enjoy strength and stretching that much, but I do like being strong and not having to rely on knee sleeves anymore, so I will keep at it. If you notice me going long times without mentioning S + S, yell at me!!! ;)
A brisk 3 mile run around the neighbourhood. The sun was just rising and it was crisp and glorious outside! The air smelled like SPRING!
- Distance: 3 miles
- Time: 28:12 minutes
- Avg pace: 9:24 min/mile
I still need to figure out how to locate my split times on Dwight! I also want to figure out the feature called ‘Mark and lap’. If I understand correctly, mark and lap allows the watch to automatically begin a new lap each time I cross a pre-marked point along my route. I want to mark Murder Hill. In theory, I would be able to compare my murder hill times across runs to see if I am improving my speed. Eric and I tried marking the top of murder hill the other day, but I don’t think I did it right…I still have a good 35 pages to tackle in the manual so hopefully once I do that, and install the software I will have a better sense of what I am doing with it!
I followed my run with a bunch of squats and lunges. I did 50 squats and 50 lunges (on each leg) all with my weighted bar (22 lbs). Legs were shaking like leafs!
I capped it off with 20 minutes of Yoga for Strength over at Yoga Download.
Killer workout. I haven’t had a tough workout like this in a week!
Sketchie was watching me from up high! Creeeepy.
Post workout I had a delicious juice:
In this juice: 1 beet, 1 cuke, 1 piece ginger, 1/2 lemon, 3 carrots.
After working the morning away, it was time to eat again.
Crisped Potato, Chickpea, and Carrots with Homemade Ketchup
- 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas (or beans/lentils)
- 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chia flour (optional)
Directions: Throw all ingredients except cooked chickpeas into a wok and cook on medium heat for about 1 hour, stirring frequently. Throw in chickpeas at the end of cooking to heat. Serves 3.
Chia flour is simply ground chia seeds and it gives the taters a healthy omega-filled coating!
- 2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon almond milk, unsweetened
- small pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon – 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar, to taste (optional)
This lunch was fabulous!
I don’t eat potatoes too much, but when I do get a craving for them I must have them!!
Along with a grapefruit…
This afternoon I am preparing for my meeting with the director of the organic farmer’s market tomorrow! I need to make sure I have all of my paperwork in order and some samples ready to be tested. If everything works out, I will be moving full speed ahead with hiring 4-6 energetic & passionate people to help me sell Glo Bars at the market on Saturdays. I will also be designing a large vinyl sign + other marketing materials, and purchasing a canopy tent! Busy and fun times ahead. I have a feeling this summer is going to be crazy!
Tonight I am hoping that Eric and I get to Costco to get our wetsuits and start talking about our TRY-A-TRI training!!! I feel a bit scared because I have no idea where to begin. Anyone know of any beginner websites with training help? I also realized that our TRY-A-TRI is ONE WEEK after my Toronto Women’s Half Marathon on May 30th! Should be interesting. ;)
Today’s Question- If you could do only ONE form of exercise the rest of your life what would it be and why?
- Working out at the gym (on any equipment)
- Rock climbing
- Trail running
- Sport (e.g., volleyball, hockey, basketball, etc)
I think I would have to go with trail running. I did a bunch of trail running last summer and I loved it. I can’t wait to get back into it this year.