I started off the day bright and early with some homemade granola (still searching for the PERFECT recipe so I don’t want to post this one!!) topped with 1/4 cup almond milk and half of a nectarine as running fuel.
I then laced up my shoes and knocked out 9 miles!!! I can’t wait to run 10 next week🙂
After comparing it with my 8 mile run last week, I would have to say that this run went sooo much better thanks to the Body Glide and Nathan’s 10 oz water bottle. I sipped my water throughout the run, which definitely gave me more energy and I didn’t have any chafing issues…thank goodness!
I was then cutting it really close to making it to work on time, so I had Brian make me a post-workout smoothie, and I am sorry to say that it was just not good. :( He put waaaay to much cinnamon in it, so I was actually starving during work, and ended up staying until 2pm instead of 1:30pm.
Even though I was starving and suffering severe dehydration (ok so maaaybe I’m exaggerating) work was great! I am loving the atmosphere of the store and my co-workers are amazing.
Brian and his mom stopped by the store and then took me out to a much needed lunch. I will have to admit that I was a little worried about the 30 minute walk home with little water and a starving tummy.
We were all pretty hungry so we stopped in the food court at one of those chinese chicken places. I wasn’t really feeling fried rice or super saucy chicken, so I opted for plain steamed rice and steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and cabbage). It totally hit the spot!
I then came home to whip up a tasty treat for a BBQ at a good friend of Brian and I’s house. She is starting med school this week and had her white coat ceremony, so it is a celebratory gathering.
Healthified Brownie Batter Dip (From Chocolate Covered Katie)
When I saw this recipe I immediately got excited…who doesn’t LOVE brownie batter? Then I saw the chickpeas, but trust me you will never even know they are in there🙂 Chickpeas for dessert is a wonderful discovery.
- 1 can drained chickpeas
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup nut butter
- 2 Tbsp non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup of sweetener (sugar of some sort)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract