Thursday, February 28, 2013

Treadmill Time

Miles yesterday: 400/800/1200/1600/1200/800/400 @8:20 pace, 7.67 miles total
Miles in 2013: 172.57 miles

After an easy day yesterday, I had a great workout today. On a treadmill, no less. I might (might) be slightly changing my opinion on treadmill workouts. Maybe, possibly.... someday? 

Either way, I had a really intense workout and ran better than I expected.I wasn't sure I could actually finish the whole workout at that pace, but really surprised myself and even could have possibly done more or a little faster. I was also the sweaty (possibly smelly) girl on the treadmill that everyone tries to avoid. I actually got this workout from one of the blogs I read regularly, Sweat Once A Day. Her dedication and love of running is awesome. Now if only I could run that fast...

After my workout, I booked it home to ice and stretch and make dinner for Larry and I. This was a Pinterest recipe from an adorable blog. The kale and quinoa turned out pretty well. It is extremely healthy so I also had Domino's number on my phone, just in case...

Turns out, it was pretty tasty. If I had more time to let the kale sit in the dressing, I think it would be even better. 

Kale and Quinoa Salad:

*Give yourself about an hour before serving to let the dressing and kale sit in the refrigerator for a while. The longer, the better. 

2 c cooked quinoa
3 cups torn kale
1 1/2 c edamame
1 c diced grape tomatoes
1 mango, diced
1 avocado, diced
toasted almonds for topping (I was so hungry, I totally forgot this step.)

Lemon basil Vinaigrette:

1/4 c fresh lemon juice
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp sugar
1 large basil leaf (I was out and used 2 pinches of dried basil. Worked like a charm)
1/4-1/8 tsp salt
pepper to taste

  • Mix all vinaigrette ingredients together in blender. (I used my handy magic bullet)
  • Combine vinaigrette, kale, quinoa, and edamame in large bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (A few hours would be best)
  • Before serving, add tomatoes, mango, and avocado to bowl. Top with toasted almond and serve immediately. (Preferably with wine)

 I am pretty sure I am already healthier this morning... Despite sleeping through my 5:30AM Group Power class. Oops. At least it is almost Friday!