Happy FRIDAY!! Cheers to the weekend.
My week has been all sorts of fabulous.
Fabulous is…. Long(er), speedier runs.
+1 mile warm up. (My garmin didn’t find the satellite very quickly, haha!)
+1.2 miles. My garmin really didn’t want to connect yesterday! Our first mile was super fast too, so our average pace was really closer to 10:10. I think that run really shows my improvement! It felt awesome.
Fabulous is… This weather. Seriously, anything above freezing feels like a heat stroke. I just wore a long sleeve for running today, no jacket, and I got so hot I had to take off my head wrap and gloves off. This picture is a lie: It was actually really sunny today. I just forgot to snap a screenshot of the weather until now.
Look at those high numbers next week. I AM SO EXCITED.
Fabulous is… Quality time with Andrew.
Today I helped him practice for his solo competition tomorrow (he is going to do GREAT! he sounds wonderful!) and then we went out to our favorite little burger place. I ATE SOME OF HIS FRIES. AND A CHICKEN SANDWICH ON A BUN (!!) WITH PESTO (!!) and it was totally delicious and worth it. ED didn’t ruin our date night. Noopppeee.
Fabulous is… Spaghetti Squash & Quest bars. AKA my latest obsessions.
How do you make spaghetti squash? I’ve found the quickest, easiest way is to poke some holes in it, stick the whole thing in the microwave for about 8 minutes (flipping halfway through), and then scooping the guts out.
I like to bake my quest bars.
I think these are my two favorite flavors. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies & Cream. What can I say, I’m a cookie lover
For those of you that bake them, what do you bake them on?? They always get stuck to the foil for me!
5. I’ve been experimenting with making my own protein bars for pre-run fuel. Protein bars can get expensive!
I think I’ve finally perfected the recipe.
Not the prettiest, but tasty, I promise!
I modified this recipe from the amazing Sunnie who blogs over at Modern Girl Nutrition. Thank you for the inspiration, Sunnie!
Sugar Cookie Dough Protein Bars
Old Fashioned Oats 1/4 cup dry – Ground up into a flour using a Food Processor
Rice Chex Cereal, 1 cup- Also ground up into a flour/ powder using a Food Processor
Protein Powder (I used Now Pea Protein – Vanilla Toffee) 2 scoops
Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1/4 Cup
Vanilla Extract, 1 Tsp
Cinnamon (to taste)
Organic Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, 5 Tbsp
Agave, 2 Tbsp
Stevia to taste
hint: make sure you use a delicious flavored protein powder!!
Use a food processor to grind up your oats and Chex mix. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Hopefully it will form a dough-like consistancy. If it seems dry, add water or more almond milk until it forms a cookie dough consistency.
Flatten into a tupperware. Freeze for a few hours or overnight.
Cut into 6 bars. I then wrap the bars in tin foil and freeze them individually! I take them with me to school and they thaw by lunch. I eat them around 3.
180 calories per bar, with 13 g Protein and 17 g Carbs
Enjoy. If you like cookie dough you will LOVE these. Feel free to tweak the recipe to your heart’s content!!
What was fabulous about your Friday?