Ice, Ice, Baby

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Good morning!

A big thank-you for your support with my new Liberate Glo Bar launch last night. We sold out! I will be letting you know when more will hit the shopping cart.

I could not believe it but my body bounced back so quickly from my half marathon on Sunday. You might remember my second half marathon when following the race, I took 2 weeks off exercise because I just felt worn out. Well, this 3rd race was much different. I felt so good yesterday, I was actually craving a bike ride. I did just over 7 miles- with hills- and the legs felt fine. My blister is still very raw, but luckily the motion of cycling didn’t push on the blister and make it hurt.

Here is what I did post-race

  • Iced sore spots on drive home
  • Had a high protein Renew Glo Bar on drive home (I always eat within 60 mins of intense exercise)
  • Ice bath as soon as I got home (approx 1 hour following race), for about 10 minutes or so.
  • I napped for 45 minutes Sunday
  • Got a full 8 hours of sleep Sunday night
  • I iced sore spots about 4 times Sunday and Monday, off and on
  • Ice bath first thing Monday morning upon waking
  • I stretched twice on Sunday and once on Monday for just a few minutes each time
  • I went for a very slow walk with Eric Monday night (20 mins)
  • Lots of healthy food!!
  • I was active on my feet with work and I think this improved blood flow to muscles

 

I was never one to ice my sore muscles, but after my experience with this race, I am definitely going to add icing to my repertoire. It seems to really help. For how to ice SAFELY see this article. It is a very important read before icing!

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This morning I dove into some chocolate banana soft serve vegan overnight oats

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For my video demo on how to make these delicious breakfast parfaits, see here. I am hoping to do demo videos of all of my favourite and most popular recipes. I just need to go through my crazy long recipe page! Any suggestions on what recipe I should do a video of next?

The only thing I changed in this batch was that I added a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder while making the banana soft serve. It turned into a chocolaty dream!  I can’t decide what I like better- banana soft serve with carob powder or cocoa powder! They are both amazing.

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I also meant to mention last week that I started making TRIPLE batches of the vegan overnight oats to save a bit of time at night.

Triple batch of Vegan Overnight Oats

  • 1 heaping cup regular oats
  • 2.5 cups almond milk
  • 3 heaping tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of Amazing Grass Chocolate Amazing Meal Powder

 

Directions: Whisk all ingredients together and place in fridge. Good for 3 mornings! Note, you can also make a triple batch of 1/2 cup oat servings, by using 1.5 cups oats, 3 and 1/4 cups milk, 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 cup protein powder. It just depends on what serving size you prefer! Sometimes I make my VOO with 1/2 cup and sometimes with 1/3 cups, it just depends on how hungry I am and also what toppings I will be adding on.

If you look closely you can see a layer of Nature’s Path Rice Crisp near the bottom!

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With Cacao nibs to crunch on.

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Health News Round Up:

It’s that time again for some of my favourite health articles from the past week. Oh, and I also threw in a couple things that made me giggle (see humour). Laughing is healthy, right?

 

Spottings:

 

See you this afternoon for a very unique 1,000 words post. Hint: It involves me drawing a comic. Oh yes.

Have a great hump-day!

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Lauren June 2, 2010

I very recently started icing too, and it’s amazing to see how helpful it can be. Glad to see you’re feeling great after that awesome half!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) June 2, 2010

I love icing…and not the kind on cupcakes. It helps me with all the injury problems I’ve had to be able to enjoy running still. ANd it feels so good.

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Fueling for Fitness June 2, 2010

I’m very excited to try the bars! I happened to be online just at the right time to order them last night. I am totally integrating them into my schedule during my marathon training this summer. :)

-Alison

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Ashley June 2, 2010

My layered VOO never comes out as pretty as yours!! It always kind of sinks in the soft serve. They look amazing. I’m still currently hooked on Pnut butter banana soft serve. And wow, EIGHT grams of fiber??? THat is insane..some days I have to consciously tone DOWN my fiber intake. Crazy!

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Jen @ Happy Heart, Happy Mind June 2, 2010

Thanks for the shout out!!! Chia eggs are my favorite :)

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 2, 2010

Your layers always look so perfect!!!!! The VOO look amazing!!

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Logan June 3, 2010

Boy does that look good!!!

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