Happy Hump Day! Sorry again for the delay- back to school time = crazy busy. I was in school Monday, Tuesday and today and I think I am ready to start next week! My room is all ready, my charts are ready to teach, and everything is labeled and organized! It feels so good to get it all done. I of course still have a big to-do list however a lot of it can be done on the computer.
Ok let’s recap the weekend first!
Friday morning I woke up and baked ALL the cookies for the two “parties” I had over the weekend.
These recipes are ones I have made before from Chocolate Covered Katie. Sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies with some sprinkles to make it fun!
After that I spent the day doing a lot of school work. Then fueled for my Fun Friday Night of Spin/Body Pump by trying a broiled Quest Cookie Dough. HOLY AMAZINGNESS!!! HOW DID I GO THIS LONG WITHOUT BROILING THEM? It was sooo good! I did feel more “full” which I think was all in my head. I guess because I felt like I ate a decadent dessert.
After my fun sweaty Friday night, I headed to my friend’s house for a fun pizza party. She made so many great pizzas- even a brie/pear one! It was so fun to hang and mangia with my friends after a great workout!
Selfie before heading out!
I think I loaded my plate like 2 more times 😉 Carbo-loading for Long Run Saturday, right?
The next morning I decided to venture on a different route out towards Jersey City. I had no idea but they have a great path that goes out about 8 miles or so, until you can catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.
14 glorious miles.
How gorgeous was the sky with the city skyline? This is why I run.
My pace was fast for a long run (that even counts a bathroom stop because I reallllly had to pee and picture stops). Typically my pace has been 11:30. I think all this speed work is helping!
Towards the end of the run I started to crave chocolate milk so my run ended right at A&P so I could get some (and some grapes) to have while I stretched. They say chocolate milk is great for recovery so I guess that is why my body was craving it?
Then I cooked up some more fuel/used up some food in my fridge:
After that I got ready to head to my Fantasy Football Draft. I have no clue what I am doing/anything about football, it is more of an excuse to have some fun with my friends! We had a yummy BBQ which was so necessary on a long run day:
Sunday morning I woke up nice and early to grab some things at TJs for the week. I just prepped some veggies and got stuff for breakfast and lunch because I had a couple of meals left over from previous food prep in the freezer. I also have different dinner plans this week so I decided I didn’t need to prep a whole dinner meal.
After that I headed to the Stone Fox Fit event at Pier A in Hoboken!
I have been following Ashley and Nicole on Instagram and saw that they were having a fun Girl’s event. Their website/events promote having fun and being fit at the same time. Both the girls were so sweet and I met a bunch of other girls at the event. It turns out a bunch of us were from surrounding towns and knew a bunch of common people! Such a small world!
The day started with grabbing some fun Stone Fox Fit shades and a bracelet then headed out for a run with Spring Moves. They have music that goes along to your movement, pace, etc. They played some great songs along the run, I definitely want to meet up with them in Central Park for a run.
On the run led by Ashley, we stopped 3 times to do some boot camp style work. We first did push-ups and tricep dips. The second stop we did planks and bicycle sit-ups. The third stop we did lunges and squat jumps! We ran about two miles and along with the workouts we all worked up a great sweat.
Photo credit: Stone Fox Fit (That is me with my arms up during yoga!)
After our run/workout we did some recovery yoga with Nicole- so necessary after the workout/my long run on Saturday.
Then they handed out our Swag Bags!! Oh my goodness- holy swag!!!
I will be sure to give you guys reviews on the products I try out as I use them!
After that I headed to relax by the pool for the rest of the day!
Oh I tried this toothpaste from the swag bag:
Eh- didn’t love the texture of this but I guess it is good that it is natural?
Dinner was at my parent’s house. Mozz/tomato, chicken & veggie shish kabobs, and cantaloupe for dessert.
I am going to miss BBQ and mozz/tomato salad.
I had a full day workshop at school then headed to the gym by work for shoulders, arms, core and the evening Spin class (my legs were DEAD after all the running this weekend). I missed the instructor (he is such a sweet man) so it was good to be back. I have to start getting back to my afternoon workout sessions/runs. 😦
Between the lifting and spin I decided to try some protein from my swag bag instead of the detour smart bar that I usually have between lifting and spin.
I also had some raisins and almonds to well round out my snack with carbs/fat. This was like a protein juice type thing (strawberry flavor). It wasn’t amazing tasting and I didn’t love the idea that I was getting 15 g of protein from some juice but it did hold me over and helped me work during spin class. I like to get my protein from more natural food sources but it was free so why not! 😉
After Spin I met up with my friend for dinner at Grand Lux (it is like Cheesecake Factory). Before meeting up I used one of these from the swag bag because I didn’t want to be gross for dinner. This was great and I felt much cleaner after a great sweat session.
At Grand Lux I had the most amazing salad. I got the Manhattan Salad which had beets, peas, lentils, tomatoes, potato, (I asked for no red onion) and then I chose the chicken, avocado & cheese protein option.
SO GOOD! I can’t wait to go back and get this salad again.
I woke up and was sore from Monday’s workout! I decided to increase my weights and I felt it (in a good way!). I still decided to head out for some speed work even though I was feeling sore. Before I head out for speed work I just google ideas online. I realized that I hadn’t done a tempo run in awhile so I went for it!
1 mile warm up. 3 miles tempo run at threshold pace (I got negative splits!) 2.5 miles cool down! The tempo part was harddddd. I was breathing heavy and had to really talk myself through it, but I did and then felt amazing after! Don’t we always feel better after some great speed work?
I then headed to work for the rest of the day to work on my classroom.
This morning I woke up bright and early to head to the gym for leg, core, and back day. I am going to have to make a new lifting plan/routine for the school year because this workout took about 2 1/2 hours, which I do not have time for during the year.
Rocked the booty shorts 😉
After that was time for some fuel!
I made a PB&J with the bread from my swag bag.
I also made a smoothie with a banana, some of this frozen fruit, a greek yogurt, and chia seeds from my swag bag!
What a great and nutritious breakfast. I often find myself eating the same things for breakfast because it is just easier- but it’s good for the soul to change it up! This bread has 14 g of protein which was pretty cool. I was definitely nice and full from it. The texture was kind of chewy but I wonder if that was because I kept it in the fridge. I would consider purchasing this bread, the nutrition facts and ingredients seem pretty good.
Ohhh my winning prize came in the mail:
Will keep you posted when I try this!
I then headed up to my classroom and got everything that I wanted done! Feels awesome!!
Phew!!! What a post! I think I am all caught up now! 🙂 Lots of great workouts, great food, and fun! Trying to enjoy every minute of summer before it is gone next week. 😦
I will probably catch up with you all this weekend!
What are some of your favorite breakfast foods?
What will you miss most about summer?