Heidi and I chatted away for three hours on the bike and jammed out to some great tunes. We finished really strong, and I was reminded, yet again, how much faster the time goes when I ride with people! I'm so thankful that I have friends to ride with right now. I just know she's going to rip it up at New Orleans 70.3, and I can't wait to see her compete! Watch out NOLA! She's coming down in a few months. I will certainly miss her like crazy, but I know she'll be starting a new life down there so I'm exceedingly happy about that!
Then it was time to transition run in 20 degrees temperatures. That required dressing up warm (hats, gloves, neck warmers) and getting out of there ASAP (so we could get right back)! We had a great run, and at times I couldn't even see her face because she had her neck fleece pulled up so high. I think she'll be a bit happier in the New Orleans temperatures...don't you?!
The rest of Saturday was relaxing and I got some groceries so I could make this weeks dinners. Which brings me to my next comment on eating.
Making just one meal at a time is non-sense people. Think about how tired you are when you come home during the week at night. Either you've gotten up at 5am, did all your morning workouts, worked all day and then came home at 6pm at night exhausted....this is NOT the time to start planning out what you are going to eat! Or you've gotten home late because your workouts are in the evening!
You can do this one of two ways, either have all the ingredients ready, chopped, waiting and prepare food in say 20-30 mins or less, OR you can do what I do - and make mass quantities of food on the weekends.
It just makes so much more sense to me to make a healthy dish or two and then cycle them on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday and then fine, go out to eat on Friday or Saturday. You save time, money, and energy by doing things this way AND you take all the headache out of finding something to make every night that meets the requirements we must have as an athlete (high antioxidants, fiber, whole grain, carbohydrates, vegetables, lean protein etc.).
So, here's and example of how I "get er done" on the weekends. I have now eaten this for two meals and it's only Tuesday night! I hope it helps!
What you’ll need:
I don't have a green thumb, or even the ability to figure out how to not kill most plants. However, Lissa's presence in the house helped tremendously with making sure my amaryllis didn't bite it. It was so small and was supposed to bloom by Christmas (see below). Not surprising at all, my plant (like me I guess) was a late bloomer! Anyway, it's almost at the ceiling so its going to be pretty when it finally happens! I can't wait!
Due to the number of flowers and scapes developing, the bloom time is extended often for up to 2 weeks. Combined with the ease with which you can force this bulb into flowering, it makes the perfect holiday plant.I hope you enjoyed the recipe! Remember, whole grains, carbohydrates, lean protein, colorful veggies and you're set to go for dinner!