Today’s Workout – Recovery Run

Total Mileage: 7.01 miles

Total Time: 01:06:45

Average Pace: 9:30 min/pace

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This run was pretty good but my legs didn’t really get into it until mile 5.  I ended up pushing my planned 6 mile run out one extra mile because I was feeling good. 

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I have decided that I am an odd person because I have figured out that I actually enjoy the mental toughness that the treadmill adds to my run. Yes, runs can be so much easier outdoors but I really like challenging myself sometimes.

Tonight’s post is going to be on something I really haven’t talked much about on this blog – food.

If you haven’t learned yet I will just go ahead and get it out there, I am an awful cook. Ok, maybe I am not awful but I just don’t have the talent for whipping up awesome recipes.  My poor husband gets the most bland meals known to man.

On that note, this weekend as my husband and I were beginning to try to eat more at home to save some money and eat healthier I did find two recipes that actually turned out nicely!

The first was this recipe I found on pinterest for low calorie low carb pizza. There is something about Saturday nights that just make the hubby and I crave pizza sometimes, but we know that adding a 400 calories slice of pizza to our night at 10:00 pm is not the best decision.

Low Calorie/Low Carb Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:
– 1 Flat Out Light Original Flatbread
– 2 tbspns of your favorite sugar free pizza sauce (note: we could not find sugar free, but we found a low calorie sauce)
-1/4 cup shredded cheese (note: I used Kraft Fat Free Cheddar and Mozzarella and used about 1/2 a cup)

Directions:
-Lay out flatbread
-Add on pizza sauce and cheese
-Bake at 400 degrees for just a few minutes or until cheese is bubbling or edges are crispy.

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The second recipe I tried was last night. I wanted something to crave my sweet tooth, so I found this awesome recipe on pinterest as well for a Low Calorie Oreo and Cream Smoothie. I changed it up a bit and added some of my delicious Cookies and Cream protein powder to add a little something extra.

Low Calorie Oreo and Cream Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:
-1 cup non-fat milk (I used almond milk)
-1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
-6 tsp. Jello Oreo Cookies and Cream Instant Pudding
-1/2 tsp stevia, to taste
-1 cup ice
-1 tbspn Cookies and Creme Protein Powder

Directions:
-In a blender and all ingredients and process until smooth.

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Both recipes turned out great and we have already had the pizza twice now.  

Following along with this food focused post, here is what my lunch consisted of today.  

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Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce.  It is a plain lunch but it helps to get me ready when I have to run after work and gives me just the perfect amount of carbs I need.  I also had a small piece of a protein bar which I didn’t have a picture of.

What is your favorite food or recipe?

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