Guess what arrived in the mail yesterday? My new Garmin 405 watch!! I’ve wanted one for years but couldn’t justify spending $200-$300 on a running watch!?! I recently made a deal with myself (I’m so cool, I know ;)) that I can purchase the watch once I sign up for another half marathon and am ready to really train for the race. Well folks, I’m running the Hartford Half Marathon on Saturday, October 13th.
I was up at 5 this morning and jogged over to the gym for a full body circuit workout. It was one of those mornings when I just couldn’t get into the workout and forced myself to stick it out. But it left me feeling more energized and ready to tackle my busy day!
|Treadmill||1 mile run|
|Single-arm dumbbell raise||7.5 lbs.||15||3|
|Push-ups (girl kind)||Bodyweight||15||3|
|Seated dumbbell bicep curl||10 lbs.||15||3|
|Treadmill||1-2 mile run|
First thing on my to-do-list was to make a Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie the second I got home. I was dreaming about the cold, tasty smoothie the entire time at the gym. Into the blender went:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 chopped banana
- 3 ice cubes
Dinner last night was Paleo Chicken Avocado Salad (from fastpaleo.com). I prepared this dinner a couple of months ago and loved everything about it so it’s about time I made it again.
- 4 cooked chicken breast
- 2 ripe avocados
- Couple stalks of celery
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
1) Dice chicken breast, avocados, and celery into tiny pieces.
3) Stir until blended but still leave some good chunks of avocado.
4) Eat immediately on a salad, plain, or in a lettuce wrap, or allow the salad to sit overnight for a better depth of flavor.
The salad was delicious but it would have tasted even better if I used soft, ripe avocados instead of hard avocados. I learned my lesson: it’s better to wait for the avocado to fully ripen to really enjoy it 🙂
Time to finish up my errands before work… See ya!