3.5 miles – indoor track
In an attempt to get ready for the upcoming Shamrock Shuffle 8k next week, I planned to run four miles yesterday. That didn’t happen. Instead I ran three miles and walked half a mile.
My whole entire lower right side refused to cooperate. My right side was all like, Yay! Running! We could do this all day! My right side wanted to punch me in the face.
My right glute is still sore from Butts and Guts class, my hip started to ache, and my calves decided to get tight again. At this point, I don’t care if I have to walk the entire 8k. I have no goals or hopes & dreams going into it, except to finish the darn thing.
I made sure to stretch after my run and I foam rolled the heck out of my glute when I got home.
I was recently contacted by Shari’s Berries about creating with a healthy recipe that included chocolate. They’re working on a project during the month of March called Fit for Fitness – basically how you can incorporate foods like chocolate into your diet and still live a healthy lifestyle. And like I always say, I believe in everything in moderation.
Chocolate comes from the cacao plant and actually provides many healthy antioxidants. Dark chocolate usually tends to be the most healthy and the more nonfat cocoa solids a chocolate product contains, the more antioxidants it has.
I didn’t have any dark chocolate on hand, so I incorporated semi-sweet chocolate into my recipe – chocolate chip peanut butter pancakes! I have been loving protein pancakes lately, so I decided to try out a recipe using chocolate chips. To date, it is my favorite pancake recipe I have made!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes Serves: 1
- 1/4 cup oats (I used Quaker Perfect Portions)
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp. PB2 or peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. chocolate chips.
- Add oats and water to a bowl, stir, and microwave approx. one minute.
- Beat egg whites into oats, mix in protein powder and peanut butter, lightly stir in chocolate chips.
- Cook pancakes on a heated pan or griddle over medium heat approx. 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Serve with your favorite toppings or garnish with a few more chocolate chips.
These pancakes were delicious! Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate!
- Taught BodyPump – 60 minutes
I taught BodyPump this morning and afterwards I had a peanut butter and jelly Quest bar.
More peanut butter!
Lunch this afternoon was chicken fajitas.
I mentioned that I have been trying to add chicken to my diet lately for more protein. I am not a huge fan of chicken and don’t like eating it by itself, but I don’t mind it in other things – like fajitas/tacos.
I cooked the chicken with peppers, red onions, and salt-free fajita seasoning. I ate them on corn tortillas topped with cabbage and mango.
I also discovered a new delicious flavor of Sparkling ice water – cherry limeade.
The bottle doesn’t say new, but I have never seen this flavor before. My favorite is the pineapple coconut but the cherry limeade is a close second!
Have a great weekend!
- Do you have any plan this weekend?
- What did you have for breakfast?
- Favorite way to eat chocolate?