Fun Run Friday

Happy Friday! Was it really a week ago that I was fumbling my way around the El into Chicago to go to the Healthy Living Summit? It feels like I got back yesterday…

This morning I woke up not really sure what I’d do for my workout. I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a work out in the morning type of gal. I only like to shower once a day, and working out in the morning works out (ha) well with that preference. I knew I wanted to run, but an easy run, and I knew I wanted to lift weights.

So I channeled my mother, who does what I did this morning nearly every day. I ran the two miles and change to my gym, did the following tri-sets:

 

Single point row 20 lb dumbbells, 10 reps
Cable fly 12.5 lbs, 10 reps
Deadlift Olympic bar + 5 lb. plates, 10 reps

Repeat 3x’s

Weighted calf raise on box 25 lb. plate in each hand, 15 reps
Overhead cable extension 25 lbs, 10 reps
Stiff-leg deadlift olympic bar + 10 lb plates, 12 reps

Repeat 3 x’s

 

Then I used the bathroom and grabbed another drink and ran back home! It was an awesome way to change it up. I think I might start implementing this more Fridays 🙂 A fun Friday workout 🙂

I was starving when I got home. Running + weights = one hangry Paige.

But breakfast was oh-so-worth the weight.

 

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I layered banana protein oatmeal with yogurt in an oversized wine glass, with a little bit of Trader Joe’s Flax seed almond butter and granola on top.

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It was so delicious it inspired some creative photography.

 

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Orrr just taking a picture of it through the glass table, haha

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n00bies!

I wanted to take a minute and talk about some new products I’m loving right now.

Note: I bought each of these with my money; Flat Out or Laughing Cow is not compensating me for the reviews below

I was at Kroger the other day, when I walked past the deli section and did a double take:

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Flat Out bread pita chips?! Why haven’t I heard of these? Have you guys tried them before?

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If not, I recommend you go to your nearest grocer, and pick yourself up a bag.

 

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With hummus, these chips give Stacy’s a run for their money. Oh, yes.

The same thing happened while at Trader Joe’s the other day. Now, I’ve had the Laughing Cow cheese wedges before, and they’re great – individual little wedges that are great for being on the go.

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Wait, what? Blue cheese?! Why are these secrets being kept from me? I love love love blue cheese. It’s one of my favorite cheeses! Honestly, I really don’t eat much cheese anymore, but when I saw this, I had to make it mine.

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Used as a condiment in a veggie sandwich, it worked perfectly!

Again, neither of these companies are paying/compensating me for these reviews – I just had to share the wealth!

Well I’m off to get some laundry done. Being away for a weekend and then having a super busy week resulted in a full day’s worth of laundry for me. It actually needed to be done earlier than today, alas, it waited for me. Laundy’s nice like that 😉 Then I think a nice, relaxing night is in store tonight:)

Ciao!

Which new (to you) foods are you loving lately?        

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11 Responses

  1. Ooooooo the blue cheese laughing cow!! Just saw them the other day and am DEFINITELY waiting for them to go on sale so I can stock up!!

    Other new favorite food find is Brownwood Farms Famous Kream Mustard. Please find this! YUM!

  2. We totally have the same wine glasses… lol. It seems a few of us are enjoying them in the blogger world! (Leah over at Why Deprive? has them, too!)

    I envy the serious morning workouts! I go into work for a later shift all next week (9-6), so I’m making sure to get some AM cardio time in… so much better!

  3. Mmm, hummus + chips is a never fail! I just got to try out some POM Wonderful juice and my goodness, I’m hooked!

  4. Um, I had no idea flat out had chips. That is EXCITING!

    Sounds like a great workout! I used to live super close to my gym and loved to run there but now it’s like 4 miles, so it doesn’t happen too often.

  5. We were on the El a week ago?! Time flies! Great new snacks, too.

  6. I love the blue cheese wedges on sandwiches ~ The chipotle queso ones are really good, too!

  7. I want to find those Laughing Cow Blue Cheese wedges! Looked everywhere.

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