Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 495

3/11: Fitness & Eats from the Week

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday to you!!

I signed up for a 10K later this spring, so I recently up-ed my running game with a 4-mile and a 5-mile run last week. Surprisingly, I felt pretty darn good during both of them – no hip pain and only a little tightness on my left side. I mean, I was barely running a few weeks ago, so I’ll take it! Now, my goal is to just stay consistent with my running and hit 6 miles prior to race day. I don’t have any time goals or anything like that; I just want to run a good race and have fun! With that, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts and some of my favorite eats from the week! 🙂


Sunday: Off

Monday: 4 miles on treadmill + 50 Curtsy Squats + 50 Pistols <– part of last week’s challenge in the CNC Community Group

Tuesday: 50 Curtsy Squats + 50 Pistols 

Wednesday: CrossFit

I used #95 and finished just under 11 minutes. The combo of HP Cleans (hang power cleans) + STO (shoulder-to-overhead) killed my grip, which slowed me down a lot. I’d do 5 HPCs, drop the bar, do one more HPC and then finish out the round with the STOs. The row was like a break!

Thursday: 5-mile run on treadmill + 50 Curtsy Squats + 50 Pistols

Friday: Off

Saturday: CrossFit + 50 Curtsy Squats + 50 Pistols

My gosh, this workout was so much harder than I expected. Each round just got more and more challenging. The round of rowing and pull-ups was so tough – I thought it would never end! My partner and I finished around 30 minutes.


Can we talk about this breakfast?! Mal and I went out to breakfast at Little Carmen’s (in Norwell), and I ordered the Santa Monica Benedict, which was two poached eggs, avocado, tomato, and bacon with shredded hash browns on the side. HOLY YUM! Here’s why I’m eating egg yolks again.

This was quite the quick and tasty lunch: Chicken Bacon Ranch Collard Wraps. They were so delicious and SO EASY to make. I just mixed together some shredded chicken with ranch dressing, bacon, and chopped tomatoes and then wrapped it all in a big collard leaf.

I used Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix and SFH vanilla protein powder to make a delicious and nutritious gluten-free protein pancake, which turned out amazingly! I’ve actually been trying to perfect it for awhile now, and I think I finally did it!

These Salmon “Everything But The Bagel” Wraps were so good and took like 2 minutes to make.

I’ll definitely make them again for quickie lunch!

Instead of eating pasta with the boys, I chopped up some leftover roasted parsnips into bite-size chunks and topped them with collards, Parmesan, and a simple meat sauce (ground turkey + tomato sauce). Delish!


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