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Running Mayhem

I wrote my fun blog about Giving Up already this morning and now its time for the real update!  First off, my smoothie today for the July Smoothie Challenge is DELICIOUS!

  • 1 Banana
  • 3 Strawberries (for sweetness)
  • 1 cup Kale
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Curious Cocoa-Nut Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds

As always, I add my supplements too like Brown Seaweed, L-Arginine, and Kre-Alkalyn.  I can’t even explain to you how wonderful this thing is.  I took a sip and literally said “Oh My GOODNESS!” out loud.  I think it has something to do with the peanut butter that makes this so wonderful.  I didn’t add the strawberries at first but the kale flavor was killer so it needed more sweetness.  You could also just use stevia, truvia, or honey instead.  Oh, and I always add some ice cubes to my smoothies.  It keeps them colder longer.

In other news… I ran yesterday and today!  And both were terrible!!  LoL.  I tried running in the heat yesterday and I just couldn’t handle it.  I quickly headed back for the nice air conditioned building.  Then this morning, I woke up at early’o’clock to get a run in before it got too hot but it was horribly muggy.  My legs were a little tight but not too bad.  Actually, my body felt pretty darn good and so did my mind but my breathing was completely off!  I was practically gasping for breath.  I don’t know what was up with that.  I called it quits and headed back to the house because my run was quickly turning into a walk (just look at the pace – 14 min/mile!).

I even attempted some yoga after that but still couldn’t get the breathing down.  I will just try another run tomorrow morning!  I’m sure it was just a fluke.  Or maybe it was my body’s way of protesting an early morning run 🙂  But another run tomorrow will make 3 days in a row!  Woohoo!

That is pretty much it for today.  I’m looking forward to my long run this weekend because check out this weather.  It will be perfect for Rob’s all-day rugby tournament on Saturday too!  Can’t wait for the weekend!

3 comments to Running Mayhem

  • Tiffany

    I’ve been looking at the weekend weather, too…girls have another soccer tourney…last time it was 100! Looks like this time it will be a bit better…
    I’ll be out again early tomorrow morning…I’ll send strong running/breathing vibes your way!

  • We’re a good 10F above you…it’s horrible here.

    Congrats on getting in those runs, though! You’ll get back in form quickly 🙂

  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie

    I am jealous of your weather. Can I move there and train with you and tiffany?!?! I mean work can deal without me there for a few months right!?!? This weekend I work 5 in a row, my goal is to wake up 2 mornings to workout and/or run. And one workout after work. Say some prayers for me haha

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