Saturday, July 26, 2014

Post Run Recovery Smoothie

After my first long run, I started having flu-like symptoms. This smoothie was made for me and within 20 mins I was feeling 100% better!

1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 stalk celery
1/4 cup beets (raw)
1/2 cup carrots (raw)
2 cups kale (frozen)
2 cups strawberries (frozen)
2 tbsp Rice Protein
1/4 cup peas (frozen)
1/4 oats
1 tbsp peanut butter (we use Whole Foods that we make)
2 tbsp palm sugar
1/2 cup Goji berries
1/2 tsp (splash) vanilla extract 
2 cups water

Put all ingredients into your Vitamix or blender (high powered is better for smoother drink) and mix until smooth. Place in glass and enjoy!

This makes 6 cups. There is 174 calories in 1 cup.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eddie's Energy Balls

These are so easy to make, vegan, and full of energy! We take them on hikes and camping. 

1 cup dry rolled oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins
1/2 cup peanut butter (we use almond butter or 1/4 almond-1/4 PB)
1/2 flax seed
1/3 cup honey (Agave if vegan)
1 tsp vanilla

Optional: 1 tsp chia seeds

Mix all ingredients together and form balls  (golf ball sized or a little smaller). Put in freezer for about 30 min and then store in refrigerator. We put about 4 in a ziplock bag. Each ball is approximately 50 calories. 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Journey to a Half Marathon: 80 Days!!!

WOW! This has been a roller coaster ride of emotions! I started out wanting to do this half. Then I said I was going to wait until next year. We'll now it's definite....I'm registered for the WRC Nashville Half on Sept 27th! It's officially 80 days from today!!!

So tonight I got serious! I do something everyday with maybe 1 day of rest each week. My passion is swimming. I also bike and have been trying to get better at running because it is definitely my weakness. I looked up a Couch to Half training plan and decided to put it on paper! It is based on 14 weeks so I modified it to fit my timeline and the fact I've already started training. Here is a link to the plan I'm going to use. I'm going to stick with this in hopes of being able to finish this half marathon!

Here are the pics of my calendar. I also added (blue) in some swimming and biking because I now have a goal of completing a Sprint Triathlon in April of next year (I know...I'm crazy!!!) I will try to post daily on here and start including my nutritional changes. Tonight was my last night for pizza for a while 😳 but I will survive! Especially when I cross that finish line!

Until next time!