Impulse Run=Late Lunch

Heeeey Everybody. How’s your Friday going? Mine’s spectacular – and I’m keeping my promise and enjoying every last bit o’ July.

My friend, Missy, asked me if I wanted to go for a run after work (she works halfies too on Friday,) so we met up around 2:00. Not the smartest time to go on a run in July, I know, but we were smart about it – we dressed for the heat and took it slow. I was planning on doing a light strength-training and elliptical workout before she called, but what they hey, I’m always up for a partner run.

On my way home from work, I stopped and picked up a new running hat from Dick’s, because my navy blue Cubs hat was just way too hot. I ended up getting an Under Amor one.

What do ya think?

Whenever I get new workout items, it always makes me want to work out. Does it have that power over you, too?

It worked really well! Kept me cool and a heck of a lot dryer.

Since it was super hot (although b-e-a-utiful,) we took it easy. I think we did about 4.5 miles in about 45 minutes. My heart rate didn’t even make it into the 170’s the whole time. And I burned roughly 444 calories.

I didn’t want to down a big lunch before the run, so I just munched on a Kashi TLC bar and some mango about an hour prior:

We didn’t get back from the run until about 2:45 and it was already 3:00 by the time I ate lunch. I know I’m going out for dinner tonight, but I said screw it, I needs me some FOOD. After downing a coconut water, I fired up the grill plugged in the George Foreman, and grilled up a whole wheat pita with tuna, hummus, avocado, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds.

I know that’s a hodge podge of ingredients, but it was awesome!! I wanted MOAR. But I knew I’d be eating dinner at 6:00 (hopefully I’m hungry by then) so I just setteled on one of these.

I’m not sure where we’re going for dinner tonight. It might be Indian or it might be a local pub called, “Scooners.” We shall see.

Now it’s time to get my sweaty butt into the shower, but before I do that, I wanted to leave you with a Green Monster pic!

What went into the GM:

What came out:

I’m not sure why it’s that color. Usually when I add a kiwi, it gets somewhat of a bright green to it, but this look straight up from the bottom of a lake! I think this is by far my uuugliest colored Green Monster. Sometimes it’s fun to drink something that looks like it tastes like arse, but really tastes like heaven! Dontcha think?


Sale Over Here!

Hi Everybody! How’s your weekend going?

I just got back from my girlfriend, Missy’s garage sale. Oh man was it crazy! There were tons of people there, especially in the early morning. It was a lot of fun though. So many friends showed up to help out, so it made it a good time 😀 Plus, the weather was perfect.

She had me bring Niko (Missy absolutely loves Niko and thinks she’s the greatest thing on earth) so she would attract customers LOL. Niko did her job…but I think Missy was talking about human customers.

I knew I was in for a long day, so to fuel for the big sale, I made myself a green chocolate monster before I left. I used the GREENSuperFood Chocolate packet:

and added it to 1 c. spinach, 1 banana, 1 T of flax, 1 scoop of fage, 1/2 c. of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, a scoop of almond butter, and a half scoop of Lean Dessert Chocolate Fudge protein powder. It was great! I can’t really tell you that I tasted a distinct flavor, because I really couldn’t. The smoothie tasted awesome, though!

It’s definitely a lot more filling than a typical green monster because of the almond butter, but a nice breakfast to fuel me against those crazy power shoppers 😀 I grabbed the GM, and was out the door and ready to help sell.

Everyone everyone except me ordered McDonalds around noon (even Niko got a couple fries off of the ground – her first fries, so you know tonight won’t be good :-X). I didn’t get hungry until I smelled everyone else’s food, so I dug into my (unpictured) Cherry Pie Lara Bar. I love this kind, and it held me over until I got home to make lunch around 3:00.

Lunch was made in a product of the garage sale. I traded my new bamboo cutting board for Missy’s George Foreman Grill!!

Heck yeah! I’ve been wanting one of these for a while, and to get it for a trade it awesome!!! 😀

I made a grilled pita with goat cheese, cheddar cheese, summer squash, spinach and turkey. It was so good and melty and toasty. haha. On the side I had a granny smith apple and one two On the Glo cookies:

Perfect Saturday post-garage sale lunch! I’m not huge into garage sales, so I pretty much helped out by watching the kids, and providing conversation, hehe. I’m not sure why I don’t like them much – I guess I just am lazy don’t see the worth in the hassle. How about you? Are you a garage saler? Or seller?

Now it’s off to do some laundry before getting ready for the night. Tonight the hubski and I are joining another couple (Heidi and Doug) for dinner at a cute little quaint restaurant here in town. It should be a good time.

One more note – if you have some spare time, check out my guest post on Branappetit!