Carrot Camo

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 14, 2010

Hello there!

Today I am running on green and green only. I was up until 1:30am last night. You only live once right?  :biggrin:

This morning I pulled out all the stops…

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For Breakfast, I had a  ‘Carrot Camo’  Green Monster went 3 cups spinach, 1.25 cups almond milk, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1 tsp cinnamon, 3 sprigs parsley, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 tbsp coconut butter.

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It was a Carrot Camo because the carrots were camouflaged in the GM and the GM was camo amongst the plants!

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Green Monsters cannot be beat for energy.

The leaves were being sticky fingers once again…

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haha.

and a Run Glo Bar:

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If there was ever a day for Raw Maca it was today!

After 15 mins of digesting, I headed out on a run to wake myself up. My goal was to run each mile faster than the previous with a strong finish.

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The run:

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 33:30 mins
  • Avg Pace: 8:21 min/mile
  • Avg heart rate: 161 bpm

 

Mile splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:49
  • Mile 2: 8:26
  • Mile 3: 8:24
  • Mile 4: 7:47 (so proud of this mile!)

 

I felt awesome after this run. It was really tough and I wanted to give up after the first 1.5 miles, but I told myself ‘you are so much stronger than you think’ and I made it through! Sometimes the body just needs to be woken up a bit. Also helpful- new music. I am loving ‘Billionaire’by Travie McCoy this week! It’s such a FUN song.

It was super humid out and I was sooo sweaty when I got home. Cold shower felt amazing, especially on my muscles.

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A lot of you have been asking me about negative splits, so I am going to address some of your questions in my next post. Some of the questions I will cover are:

  • What is a negative split?
  • How do I run a negative split?
  • Why does it work?
  • What are the benefits/are they for me?

 

Lunch was delicious and featured Rawlicious leftovers!!!

The Raaaaaaawwitch:

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A little daylight goes a long way with food photography!

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The onion bread is phenomenal. I have no idea what is in this raw onion bread (besides onions of course), but it is out of this world.

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mmmm. It was a little soggy today but still awesome.

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I also had 1 can of Amy’s Split Pea Soup with Paprika and fresh parsley:

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I better get back to work…I am working on a couple big custom orders today. Check out how cute these ‘Puppy Love’ Glo Bars are for a local vets office.

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Check out this giveaway for the Operation Beautiful book.

See you later alligators!

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Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 14, 2010 at 6:47 pm

GREAT job on your run!

The Puppy Love bars are indeed adorable :)

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Lisa @ bakebikeblog July 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

What a great run and a great lunch!!!
Oooh and I just read about the cafe your visited last night…everything looked AMAZING!

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Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 14, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I am feeling very refreshed after reading this post — the Carrot Camo, the productive run — as I sit here in my basement drinking coffee ;)

Your onion sandwich looks amazing! The photo you took last night did not do it justice. God bless natural daylight for photography, eh?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm

hahah I know I thought last night’s pictures of the rawitch were so gross looking!

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Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Dang, lady, killer splits!

I think I’m going to try carrot in my next green monster! They’re so versatile like the spinach – you can slip them into so much without noticing. I always toss a few into homemade spaghetti sauce too.

PS – you should totally look up the song “I Got the Magic in Me” by B.O.B. I love running to it, and it kind of seems up your alley. Just a thought!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I love the magic song!!! obsessed!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Long sweaty run are my favorite!

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michelle s. July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I was addicted to Live Organic Food Bar in the Annex when I lived in Toronto…. it was right by my work. But i lived two minutes from Rawlicious which opened right after i loved to Ottawa! I might not have left if it had opened before! I tried it last time i visited and it was amazing.

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Twisted Chicken July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I prefer the Mike D Remix version of Billionaire with Bruno Mars & B.E.T.
Super fun song!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

mmmm I need it!!!!

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Alyssa @ bride to be fit July 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Green monsters have gotten me through some seriously low energy times! One sip and everything just seems better, and most importantly, I seem more awake!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I know arent they awesome?

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Camille July 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

If I didn’t know better I would think the bread was meat!

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Jackie @ TriToLose July 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Great job on the run! I have my swimmers do negative splits quite often. It helps them build their endurance, learn how to pace their races and hopefully build up some aerobic strength. :)

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Cara July 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

That Onion looks so pretty and delicious.
I don’t know if pretty is the right word to describe bread, but that’s the word that came to mind when a saw it :) YUM

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

It is pretty! :) I agree.

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Candice July 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Wow 4 miles that fast…yea I need to get to that stage

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leanne July 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

The Billionaire song is constantly in my head and I agree it is so motivating. I’m working on getting back to my previous running pace and this song has helped pick me up on more than one occasion.

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Kaitlin With Honey July 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

My green monsters are never this beautifully green! Sometimes, on my blog, they’re even BROWN! But that’s with added cocoa :) Anyway, I am most definitely going to need to try my hand at this delicious-sounding and -looking combination!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I have been using a TON of spinach lately to use up the CSA stuff so maybe that is why they are extra green? :)

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Devon July 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hi Angela…I have to tell you–you are amazing. I love your blog–I found you after googling Green Monsters (I heard the term someplace, can’t remember where). I started doing GMs this week and I. AM. LOVING. IT. I can’t believe how full I stay and how good I feel!

Just wanted to tell you you’re making a difference… :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Thanks so much for this nice comment!

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Shannon July 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Hi Angela!

I felt the need to comment on your website because ever since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago I have been excited to read every post. You are truly inspiring, not only in your attitude about health and fitness but also in the exciting, refreshing, and plain delicious way that you make healthy food AWESOME food. I started a blog today (i never thought that would happen!) and am excited to see where that takes me in my journey to make myself healthier and, most importantly, the happiest I can be. I have been a chronic yo yo dieter all my life and those days are over. No longer am I going to be cutting out carbs or depriving myself of things that are healthy for me because of the newest diet plan. This is a refreshing and invigorating realization. By the way- after a a run today i had a wonderful breakfast of steel cut oats with “banana soft serve” (to die for) and sunflower seeds, coconut, and blueberries. Yesterday I had overnight oats. I keep bookmarking your recipes. I think your healthy habits are rubbing off on me! Thank you from hundreds of miles away. I may never be the same :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Thank you so much! I am happy you enjoy the blog :)

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Lauren July 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and I finally tried my very first Green Monster today. I was craving chocolate but needed some greens, so I threw in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and cinnamon in with the regular GM ingredients. Amazing!! Can’t wait to start trying other variations.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

whohoo!

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Lauren July 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and I finally tried my very first Green Monster today. I was craving chocolate but needed some greens, so I threw in cocoa powder, peanut butter, and cinnamon with the regular GM ingredients. Amazing!! Can’t wait to start trying other variations.

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Amber K July 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm

New music definitely helps keep me going! Even “new” old music. “Everybody” by the Backstreet Boys came on when I was working out earlier and I forgot how high energy it is!

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April July 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Love your Blog!!!

Great run, I wish my runs looked like that on paper. Not so much, I am just a beginner. Great information to store for the future!!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Everyone starts somewhere! I was running 1 minute at a time when I started :)

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Johanna July 15, 2010 at 3:39 am

Wow, that GM look awesome! And the sandwhich… mmm! Think I’m gonna do an experiment with raw onion bread just because of it. :)

Yesterday me and a friends ran 10 km – first time ever for her and first 10 km run for me in over a year (have been injured for quite a while, but now it finally seems to be over! =D). Today I feel suprisingly good, except being a bit tired – and hungry! How do you fuel up the day after you had a longer run? I know you longer distance than we do, but you know… long distance you’re not used to. :)

Have a great day! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I find that my hunger is dulled immediately following a long run and then I get really hungry the day after!

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

Nice run! Seriously I love taking a hard run in the heat because not only is it super badass but you always sweat like a fiend and feel amazing after.

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Wei-Wei July 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

WOW. Your last mile AMAZES me. I can’t even run that fast for ONE mile! Man, you are a super-quick runner. You’re seriously amazing. I think I’m rambling but I’m that stunned!

Wei-Wei

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

haha thanks!

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Natalie July 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

I just tried the green monster with carrots and a little cinnamon. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

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denielle July 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

That raw sandwich looks amazing! The bread looks much like the raw onion bread I make at home in my dehydrator. I found a recipe online after I googled “raw onion bread” I think. It is really easy to make! I just slice 3 yellow onions, toss them into a large bowl, add 3/4 – 1 cup each of ground sunflower seeds and ground flax seeds, 1/3 cup tamari or nama shoyu, and 1/4 to 1/3 cup cold pressed olive oil. I stir it all up with a spoon then divide the mixture onto two teflex sheets and use a spatula to spread it out, dehydrate it at 105 degrees for about a day or so then flip it off of the teflex onto the regular dehydrator sheet and let it go for another 8 hours, give or take. So fantastic! The problem is I pick at it while its in the dehydrator so a good portion of it is usually gone before it is truly done! By the way, I finally tried your vegan overnight oats for the first time this morning and they are AMAZING! I can’t wait to make more tonight to enjoy tomorrow!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Yum thank you for the recipe!!!!

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Jane July 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

You have the same glass teacup as me. I love it except for the fact that they’re so delicate.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

haha I know one of mine broke!

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Jo July 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I have not heard of this. I will have to try it bc I have been trying to build up my running. Hill sprints have been working but sort of slowly, maybe this will give me a little more endurance a little more quickly!

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Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Oh man, I’ve been on a raw diet all week, would have loved some of that raw onion bread! YUM

Jenn

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