Today’s Run – Tempo Run

Total Mileage: 12.05 miles

Total TIme: 1:42:22

Average Pace: 8:37 min/mile (for Tempo Workout)

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Today’s treadmill tempo workout was broken down as follows:

Progressive 10 Mile Tempo

Overall it took me 1:44:22 including the warm up and cool down.

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 I think this picture will accurately describe how I felt.

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It was a tough tough workout, but I completed it! Never underestimate what you can do! It was a confidence booster that is for sure which was part of my goal with the workout.

I have a great recipe to share with you all today! I have been messing with it for a while, so I wanted to wait until I had it perfected and a healthy version before I shared it.

Chocolate Banana Bread Protein Recovery Muffins

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1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour (or flour of choice)
1/2 cup oats
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/3 cup stevia
2 tablespoons honey 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten (or 1/2 cup egg whites)
3 mashed bananas
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly spray a muffin pan (this recipe will make about 12-15 large muffins.)

3. Mix together flour. oats, protein powder, stevia, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

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4. Mix together bananas, eggs, honey, and applesauce in small bowl.

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5. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips being careful not to over mix.

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6. Fill muffin pans about 3/4 way full.

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7. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

8. Let cool and serve. 

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The recipe was adapted from Rachel Ray’s Chocolate Banana Bread recipe. Also, it was husband approved which is a HUGE vote of confidence for the recipe! 🙂

What is your favorite recipe that you have “healified”? (don’t you love my made up words?)

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