So. Much. Food.

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pineapple cilantro Moscow mule

This weekend was a food weekend to end all food weekends.  So much celebrating and based on the scale, it looks like I gained about two pounds.  Needless to say, I’m not too worried about it as this week marks the my return to serious training after a much needed post Manitoba Half cutback week (and yes, I know I still owe a few race recaps).

 

Friday was a bbq I hosted for a friend’s birthday.  The menu included a festive beverage (see right), some key lime pie and some veggies and rib eyes on the Big Green Egg.

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Even looking at this picture again makes me hungry.

The next day I had an impromptu bbq to attend at a friend’s sister’s place.  The friend lives out of town now and decided to host a bbq so she could have a proper hangout with a number of people and they could get to meet her adorable, six month old twins.  I made a rather divine vegan chocolate cake (the host’s son has a nasty egg allergy) with some super decadent whipped chocolate buttercream and a sweetened whipped cream filling.

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Finally, I opted to make some macarons with the leftover egg whites from the Key Lime Pie I made.  It was really humid and I wasn’t sure if they would turn out…alas, half did and half didn’t…figures. lol  Keeps me from getting to cocky with my baking skills….though I must say, those macs may have not all turned out, but daaaaamn they are tasty!

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So needless to say, it was a busy week in the kitchen, but oh so good. I plan on going on a bit of a baking hiatus so that I can try to shake the last six pounds I want to lose in order to be at racing weight for Dumbo Double Dare in September.  only about 9 weeks to go! 🙂

Happy Monday!

Lisa

P.S. I will post some recipes for some of the things I made shortly. 🙂

TWIRL ’16: Week 24

Sunday: 06/12/16

  • 11 miles on a treadmill, 8:40 avg pace
  • Generally speaking, I felt pretty good.  Had a bit of an upset stomach about 3/4 of the way through that demanded a quick stop, but otherwise things felt great and I even managed to pick up my pacing toward the end.
  • Didn’t do any post run rehab…was too focused on making s’mores croissants.

Monday: 06/13/16

  • 1.7 miles easy run
  • Weights: single left dead lifts, sumo squats, dumbbell lunges, bicep curls, tricep extensions, seated row, lat raise
  • 30/30/30 and herbie rehabd
  • Feeling grateful for being discplined and doing weight training tonight.

Tuesday: 06/14/16

  • 2.58 miles. Wanted it to be a tempo run but legs were sore and tired from last two workouts. Power walked the remaining 39 mins until I hit an hour on the treadmill.
  • 30/30/30 and herbie rehab.
  • Feeling grateful that the pork tenderloin I made for dinner turned out amazingly

Wednesday: 06/15/16

  • 60 minutes of trx, herbie rehab, 30/30/30
  • 40 min power walk.  Legs simply felt like death warmed over…esp. after TRX.
  • Feeling grateful for good company that is keeping me accountable for TRX and believe it or not, I’m already seeing the benefits.

Thursday: 06/16/16

  • 4 miles at an avg. pace of 7:58!!!!! SUB 8s for four miles on average!! YAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!
  • Feeling grateful that my work is starting to pay off…my speed is coming back.

Friday: 06/17/16

  • Zero.  Got last minute tickets to see Garth Brooks!
  • Feeling grateful that I got to see an awesome show missed being a victim of drunken violence by a hair.

Saturday: 06/18/16

  • Zero.  Pre-race rest.

Weekly run mileage: 14.2
Total run mileage: 352.54

TWIRL ’16: Week 21

Sunday: 05/22/16

  • Zero.  Plans changed and it left no time to run.
  • Feeling grateful another birthday for one of my adopt a nieces.

Monday: 05/23/16:

  • 10 miles.  Average pace 8:40
  • Feeling grateful this happened, but I wasn’t thinking it was.  🙂

Tuesday: 05/24/16

  • 3.0 miles that was supposed to be easy but I ended up running 8:16/8:17/8:11.  I just felt the urge to run the stress of the day away, even though it hurt me after.
  • Feeling grateful that I appear to be injury free despite getting t-boned on my drive to work.  I am also grateful for the man who stopped and came forward as a witness to my accident and the fact that the cops who were a few about 50 metres away also came to my aid during the accident.

Wednesday: 05/25/16

  • 5.11 miles of speed work
  • 8:43 (w/u)/7:48/8:48/7:39/8:52/7:38/8:56/7:36/10:20 (c/d)
  • Feeling grateful for a number of things today….feeling grateful a friend hung with me while I did this speed work…because good grief did it feel horrible.  I’m also feeling grateful that today marks the one-year anniversary at my new job and I am still alive.

Thursday: 05/26/16

  • No fitness today – going out with some friends from high school to see a band we loved in high school…it’s going to be epic!!!
  • Feeling grateful for pineapple mojitos and laughs and friends.

Friday: 05/27/16

  • 4.01 miles. Splits: 8:18/ 8:16/8:18/8:19
  • Glad I got the run in as I had a lot of stuff to do tonight and I wanted to quit at mile two.

Saturday: 05/28/16

  • Zero fitness.  Not planned, but late night on Friday and early morning to volunteer for the Pride 5K this morning…left me feeling bagged..plus I had plans in the evening.
  • Feeling grateful for fun nights with good friends.

Weekly run mileage: 22.12
Total run mileage: 315.40