I decided to not take Overtime today so I could get one last long run in before the Nike Woman’s 15K this coming Sunday! When I woke up at 7 am and it was pouring rain out……..
Someone got a little cocky and planted her garden a week or two earlier then normal!
I knew the temperature was dropping so I covered the Vegetable Garden 3 nights in a row with tarps…..Apparently it wasn’t enough and my pretty garden went from this……
Being a shift worker can definitely mess with your mind!
ughhhhh…..yeah….what’s the problem? It happens!
Since I am apparently such a loser that I can’t stay up past 9pm on my day off, I was up at the crack of dawn……
Banana Jam….that’s right! If you haven’t tried this yet…..you need to………
Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Yep……You too will do a hip thrust when you taste it……
I thought posting pictures of new or actually interesting dishes would be a better way to go about this…. Just go with it….mmmm…..k?
I was in the Bulk Barn the other day, well two Bulk Barns actually……. I managed to get kicked out of the first one and had to go to another one that was out of my way. (Don’t ask) I was picking up White Chocolate and Sprinkles for the cake pops but somehow managed to come out with tons of spices and a bunch of other things. I picked up a pulled pork spice (probably full of salt but whatever it smelled great!) I thought it would be good for a pulled Chicken.
I chopped up some onions and garlic, and threw them in the slow cooker with some of my home made Tomato sauce preserves (from last year) the pulled pork spice a dehydrated pepper and let it cook away.
Once it was cooked I took out the chicken and shredded it with two forks and threw it back in until all the liquid cooked down.
Yum…..Served with Grilled Broccoli for a work dinner this week.
After my epic fail 12k run the other day I decided I needed a bit of an edge for my 10k today.
I had some C4 pre work out before I set out. Not sure if it was psychological or not but this run was a million times better. I had a ton of errands to do after the run so I drove to a mini mall complex and started my run from there.
The first 5 k was hilly and quite windy but I still felt pretty strong. I took my time warming up. I stuck to 6 min km’s for the first 3 k. Picked up the pace a bit for km 4 and 5, trucking through the wind.
At 5k in I turned a corner and ran out of the winds path and into the sun. That last half of the run was great! Averaged 5:35km pace the rest of the run! Not bad for a training run!
This run makes me feel that I might have a chance to win my bets!
I probably should have listened!
Why does my hand look giant here? Reminds me of Carrie Heffernan on King of Queens when Deacon and Kelly gave them the painting of her with one giant arm……
Finished up all my errands and headed home to meal prep for the rest of the week. After a couple hours we are set up for the rest of the week with healthy meals. Here are a few of the highlights!
My lunch salads looked so good I just had to have one for dinner as well!
I do realize it is odd that I eat my salads out of mixing bowls…..It is just part of who I am.
I hope everyone had a great Easter. I worked all weekend and unfortunately I got Zero yummy Easter dinner……
But don’t worry, I did manage to make myself a indulgent Apple Martini after work to enjoy while I watched Big Brother…..
I am supposed to be starting 5 days off today but I picked up an Overtime shift tomorrow.
Going to get out there today and do a 10k run, even though its freezing…..AGAIN! See I have quite a few runs coming up and one of them in particular I must be ready for! The Sporting Life 10 K on May 10. About 6 people that I work closely with are also running it. I may or may not have opened my huge mouth and made not one but TWO bets that I will beat certain people…..Do you ever talk and even as you are saying the words you want to take them back? Yeah……well welcome to my life!! Talked wayyyy to much shit this weekend!
My motivation behind these
stupid friendly bets was that they will motivate me to get my butt out these and train! But they just got a bit out of control and the wagers got a little high!
So now that I can not get out of these bets I have no choice but to win. So I have about one month to get up to par!
Hopefully finally getting music put onto my Sony cordless MP3 player will help my runs. I have been using my phone for my music for a while since I broke my old MP3 player. And using the phone is just annoying. I am so sick of the cord and the arm band it is distracting. These new ones are light weight and fit great. Today will be my first run with them, even though I got them for my Birthday last August!
Today is meal prep day for the week, so you know like it or not I will be doing another post later today!
Since I have only been doing this blog for a couple weeks I haven’t really established any rhyme or reason to it yet! I like the freedom of posting whatever I want whenever I feel like posting it, but sometimes its nice to have some predictability!
So considering I cook and bake daily I will try to do What I Ate Wednesday! (WIAW), posting any recipes from the week that I consider worthy of sharing! I will also post the good, the bad and the ugly of what I have been eating!
I tend to eat the same things most of the time, unless I have a bit of a craving for something specific. I definitely have some basic go to meals. Work meals tend to look like this….
I tend to be a lot more creative on days off (obviously) as I have more time.
First off my day can not start without Coffee. On my days off I am able to make my Coconut Oil Coffee
Add one cup of hot coffee to your blender with 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil and a touch of Stevia (if wanted) blend until frothy
This is creamy, frothy and just plain delicious. Give it a try!
Typical breakfast on days off could include
This is the only way I eat Grapefruit. It is way more tasty and juicy when you heat it this way……
PB&J Cottage Cheese
This is so freaking delicious
I will usually head to the gym or out for a run after this, and when I return I am famished. I have to make something right away or this might happen
So the easiest and quickest thing is a smoothie
My go to would be a Green Monster Smoothie or a Smoothie Bowl
I have a million Smoothie recipes and I will post those often. Here is a Smoothie Bowl recipe. This is kind of my standard base recipe you can modify the add on’s for your taste.
Butternut and Arugula Spelt Pizza
Kneed into a ball and let rest, covered for at least 30 min
Roll out the curst and top with
Bake at 400C until crust is cooked. Remove from oven and top with
Rub on white fish of your choice and grill or bake
Add in a couple cups of pre shredded Coleslaw Mix and allow to sit for at least one hour
Take a mason jar and fill with thinly sliced Radishes. Fill with white vinegar that has been brought to boiling with a couple TBSP Honey mixed in. Allow to sit minimum overnight and up to two weeks.
Since I work 12 hour days I eat all my meals at work on work days. I start at 6 am, so that means up at 4:10am. This makes for A LOT of meal prep. When it comes to my work meals I stay super basic and boring. Mostly eating the same thing every day. I would rather have my tasty healthy foods for my days off. It works for me. For Shane I get more creative with his work meals, because he wouldn’t eat so healthy if he was eating grilled chicken and broccoli every day like I do.
He is more likely to get a coconut chicken curry or a quinoa salad. Not the tasteless stuff I eat.
After my 6-6 yesterday I went to my work gym for a quick 40 minute weight workout. I mostly worked my shoulders.
I love a good shoulder work out. I am really trying to keep up my weight training up when all I really want to do is run right now.
Just thought I’d share this obnoxious selfie….why not right?!
Just a side note……
Summer is never coming to Toronto. It sure feels that way …….sigh
Is it warm where you are? If so I’m so jealous……..