Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! Whoop whoop! Haha OK…so I’m not that pumped for the game, but MY team was out LONG ago *cough* Bears *cough*
Did ya’ll have a fab Saturday?
After breakfast yesterday, I headed straight to the gym to hop on one of the 3 working treadmills to get in a 5 mile run in. Luckily, my favorite one was open, so I hopped on, tuned in to America’s Next Top Model, and conquered those 5 miles in 48:56. It was a lot easier than I thought. Ever since my last race last year, my mileage has decreased. But now that I’m training again, it’s time to amp it back up!
Next, I headed to three different grocery stores to get some essentials + Super Bowl foods! While shopping I had an unpictured Kombucha + half a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie. Delicious 😀
I only had about an hour before I had to leave to go to Peoria, so I showered and grabbed a piece of leftover Amy’s pizza and was out the door.
One of my girlfriend’s from back home’s daughter is turning two, and she had a birthday party for her at the coolest place ever. Basically it’s like an amusement park for kids:
Gosh, who would do that?? I’m just a big kid 😉
After the party, I headed on back home, where I started on laundry and getting a little food prep out of the way for today.
We’re just having a few people over, but on the menu here in the ran household is as following:
- meat balls and bbq sauce
- Meatless balls and bbq sauce
- Quinoa Confetti casserole from ED&BV
- Guacamole & salsa and blue chips
- Cashew hummus and veggie sticks/crackers
- Cookies, cookies, cookies!
Knowing that I’d have a lot to do, I prepared a LOT last night:
Homestyle chocolate chip cookies
homemade BBQ sauce
Creamy Cashew hummus from ED&BV
Phew! I was beat after this.
Between rounds of cookies, I broke for dinner. I wasn’t all that hungry since I had been taste testing all night, but decided a salad would be a good dinner.
Romaine, spinach, red and yellow bell pepper, goat cheese, red wine vinegar, EVOO, and dulse flakes. I picked up some of these flakes after trying the seaweed salad last weekend at Hyashi. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of smelling them first. They smelled like fish food. Blech. Naturally, the whole time I was eating the salad, I tasted fish food. Needless to say, I ate about half the salad and threw the other half out. Ya win some, ya lose some, right??
I also some leftover chickpeas from making the hummus, so I decided to mix them in maple syrup, coconut oil, and rice vinegar and roast them to have with my dinner:
Shane came home not too much later from a bachelor party he was at, and we watched a couple epi’s of Big Bang Theory while I had a “second” dinner:
My own Mix My Granola that I had been sent (review to come soon!) – and then called it a night.
Nine glorious hours later, and I awoke wanting to try out a new product I got from the health food store yesterday!
Maca is supposed to provide energy and help with hormone stabilization. Here you can read more about the benefits of Maca powder
I had tried it, but just in the form of Angela’s RUN Glo Bar, and I thought it gave me lots of energy then. So this morning for breakfast, I mixed 1/2 t. with another 1/2 t. of cinnamon, and then put it atop some Barney Buttered Brown Rice Flour toast and a Barney Buttered nanner:
It was pretty good! Slightly sweet, though it mixed very well with the cinnamon. I think this might become a staple!
Plus some beet, carrot, apple, and spinach juice:
Well I better get crackin’ on my to-do list! It’s a pretty lengthy one to get done before tonight!
First off to the gym to do a full body weights sesh. The maca powder better live up to its standards 😉
Do you like to “play” like little kids do? Or are you more of a sit back in watch the kids-type? Obviously I have to join in on the fun. I could never turn down a water balloon fight, bumper cars, or an oversized play house. Obviously 😀