Today started with a 4 mile run downtown, its starting to feel a little like fall around here…or maybe it was that huge thunderstorm last night that cooled things off…either way, it felt great. I always love to run downtown around the city, but the mornings are exceptionally peaceful with less traffic and people to run around.
Morning run + my favorite running buddies + coffee + getting to watch the Today Show = my absolute favorite way to start the day
Breakfast consisted of overnight oats (oats+ raisins + walnuts + yogurt ) enjoyed in a left over cocoa container . Doesn’t make for a pretty pictures–but hey– its realistic, girlfriend lives far away and has to pack all meals ahead of time.
Snack: enjoyed a granola bar, I froze some leftover ones from the beach to use during the week. I am loving the recipe from the Minimalist Baker.
Lunch: Today was the day of leftover containers. Once again gotta be practical/resourceful here.
Salad: Spinach + what was left of the bleu cheese in the bottom of the bleu cheese container + bell pepper+ edamame salad
The edamame salad is a great recipe. It adds a good bit of fiber and protein to my salad. Its great eaten by itself as well. Check out the recipe here.
After work I headed home to pack because I am heading to the beach again this weekend! My sister, Kelly is competing in a triathlon in Gulf Shores so we are heading down after work tomorrow. We are staying with her fiance that lives in Mobile. It should be a fun weekend! I’m crossing my fingers it doesn’t rain and we can fit in some good beach/pool time.
I made some granola bars to take down for everyone to snack on this weekend. I tried a new recipe from Inspired Taste so hopefully they turn out good!
After packing and baking, the fam ate dinner.
Now to hit the sack early, we are planning on attending the 5:30 am spin class at the Y in the morning. Our favorite teacher Molly (from Tuesday mornings strength class) is teaching it. I personally love spin. I think its a great cardio exercise and it uses completely different leg muscles than running. Rainie and Virginia don’t necessarily share my love for spin. I finally convinced them to give it another try to see if a different teacher and the proper bike set up change their opinion of it! Let’s hope they like it!