IT. IS. SO. HOT. OUT. SIDE.
When I drove to the gym at 1030am this morning my car said 91 degrees! The girls are lounging around the house as usual - they were pretty beat after our walk this morning.
I got up at 6am this morning and practiced yoga for 1/2 hour. I’m still practicing in the viniyoga tradition – right now I am following a sequence that focuses on neck+shoulders that I found in Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow. It’s a great book but I didn’t really get it until I studied with Gary last month at part 1 of my Yoga Therapy training. Anyway, the practice might be working because I had a really tight neck all of last week and it’s finally starting to relax.
Man I got a lot of running and walking in today!
First I went for a walk / run with Kate. We went out for about 30 minutes. It wasn’t boiling hot out yet and it felt really good to be outside. It’s so much more fun running with a friend!
When I got home the girls were giving me Big Eyes and so I took them out for a walk. We walked our normal 2 miles + change.
THEN I went to the gym! I ran on the treadmill 6.5 miles at average of 8:13 mph. After two jaunts outside it felt SO GOOD to be in air conditioning!
I really love my Monday mornings – lots of “me” time.
Breakfast was…guess…c’mon just guess…a SMOOTHIE! Today was:
- 2 bananas
- 12 oz lite vanilla soy milk
- 2 scoops Spirutein Vanilla Protein powder
- 2 tablespoons Smooth Operator peanut butter
- 2 huge handfuls of baby spinach
This made two smoothies.
That was before I went out with Kate. Then after my run at the gym I had a slice of Honey Kissed Peanut Butter Bread with cherry preserves spread on top. YUM! That really filled me up so I wasn’t hungry for lunch until mid-afternoon.
Then, using my Reston Farmers Market loot I made this:
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 of a huge yellow squash
- 1 huge fresh tomato
- 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes with Italian herbs
- some fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon of dried Italian herbs
I sauteed the onion + garlic in 2 tablespoons of water until the onions were soft. Then I added in the rest of the ingredients and let them simmer until the squash was soft. I scooped about 1/3 of what I made into a bowl, and after I took the picture I decided to put some mozzarella Veggie Shreds on top. Delish.
While I had that all going on I whipped up a batch of spelt Blueberry Muffins from the Babycakes cookbook.
I ate one of them while I was waiting for the squash to be ready and then I ate another one after I ate the squash! They were really good. I’ve noticed that when I ate wheat today – in the Honey Kissed Peanut Butter Bread – I felt a little bloated afterwards. I didn’t feel that way after I ate the spelt muffins. Hmmmm…interesting.
Right now Stella The Cat is trying to go up the stairs but Marty The Big Black Lab is blocking her way and just daring her to try it. LOL – I love watching them.
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