Sunday Funday began EARLY today with a running date.
Ya’ll know that I am a mostly solitary runner, so I get excited at the chance to run with other people, friends or strangers : ) Which is why despite staying up a late for dinner and drinks last night, I set my alarm for a Sunday morning run. Ok, I woke up at 7:30 which isn’t that early, but I usually sleep in later on Sundays.
Breakfast was a running staple…TJ’s oatmeal with banana and pecans. I met up with the trainer and two other friends at my old gym for an outdoor run. The weathermen were predicting snow, but we were about to get out and begin winding through the neighborhoods before any foul weather. It was around 35 degrees and at one point, we had to stop to delayer. We ran at a steady pace for about 50 minutes before taking a good 20 minutes to stretch and roll out. After making plans to run again next Saturday, I made my way over to Whole Foods for a few groceries.
I was back home in time for lunch, laundry, and a second straight day of college basketball.
For lunch, I baked a small sweet potato, smothered it with leftover pulled pork, and some cubed avocado with a side of mushrooms. I didn’t get any great pictures of the pork last night, so I was hoping today’s pics would get your mouth watering.
Mine certainly was as I dug into this BBQ Pork Baked Sweet Potato!
One thing that caught my eye at Whole Foods this morning was their new line of juices. They are made with just fruits and veggies, no water or sugar added. The Green-Aid reminded me of yesterday’s invigorating green smoothie.
I tried a new to me smoothie ingredient that added tons of flavor.
I made a total mess in my clean kitchen with this smoothie, but it was worth it. This sweet smoothie was one of the most refreshing I’ve ever made. Cucumber may be a new stable in my homemade smoothies!
After swimming on Thursday, spinning on Saturday, and running today, my legs are pretty fried. It’s a great day to put up my feet and watch some basketball. I’ll probably make another one of these incredible green smoothies too!
How are you spending your Sunday?
This is the IronGirl triathlon that I have been thinking about this June. Has anyone done an IronGirl event before???
Refreshing Green Smoothie
1 large handful of spinach (I fill the bottom third of my blender)
1 cup of coconut water (I used flavored)
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 medium sized cucumber, chopped
Splash of fresh lemon juice
1 cup frozen mango
Place spinach, coconut water, apple, and cucumber in a blend. Pulse or chop until veggies are broken down. Then blend on low-medium. Add lemon juice and frozen mango. Blend on high for a few minutes until smooth.
Sip and Smile
Note: I am learning with my new blender that the longer I let things blend on high, the frothier and smoother my smoothies are!