Good morning blogging world. I’m sitting here at 5:30am, rather wide awake enjoying my cliff kids bar and cup of coffee. I’m about to head to morning swim practice. I just thought I would type the first line now ha. J
Insert 5100 yards here.
15X50s Freestyle drill (5-1 arm, 5-swimming with closed fists, 5-1 arm)
14X100 Interval Freestyle
8:30am-I had been thinking about what exactly I wanted to make for breakfast. I do that a lot when working out but mostly during swimming. I had told myself that I wasn’t going to use pumpkin because I was saving that for other occasions such as dinner tonight. But alas-my cravings got the best of me. Today I made chocolate pumpkin protein pancakes.
1/3 cup fiber one pancake mix
1 scoop protein
2 tablespoons Hershey dark cocoa
½ cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup milk
Then I topped with PB2 and 6 ounces of Greek God Yogurt. It was very tasty and I am so pleased with the outcome. Everyone who said cooking with pumpkin makes your pancakes/cake/muffins so moist, you are right! I have never had anything more delicious.
Insert a one hour 7.5 mile run. I ran up and down a two story hill and around a one mile track. I ran four times around the track and the hill is right in the middle so I just veered off course and ran up the hill for that portion.
After my run, I snacked on the frozen strawberries to cool my body down. Do you enjoy frozen fruit? I keep buying them for smoothies but then keep eating them whole. I would have taken a picture but they were gone in about 2 minutes!
12:30pm Lunch at Lehman Dining Hall. Today I just wanted the stuffed chicken (stuffed with stuffing) and raviolis. I had a lot but my body was hungry. My boyfriend skipped breakfast. :O He was very hungry by noon! I would be too yuck.
2:00pm-Modern Algebra. Insert lots of proofs but my teacher decided not to give us homework which means I basically have no work for the rest of the week. Just studying. I love having rest Sundays and getting all my nonmath homework done hehe.
Insert a 40 minute run. I did a lot of cardio today but Mondays are my hard training days for running and swimming.
5:30pm-My boyfriend and I decided we would make dinners together on Mondays. Today we made grilled Tilapia, cooked spinach and shockingly Pumpkin Muffins!
The grilled Tilapia was seasoned with a bit of red pepper and red wine vinegar and when making spinach I always add lots of garlic and onion powder.
To make the pumpkin muffins (which I have decided I named Mumpkins) I’m going to make humerous names for all my pumpkin creations this month. I added 12 ounces canned pumpkin and 1 package of cornbread muffin mix. Aram was skeptical at first (he always is when it comes to my cooking.) but he loved them! I loved them too. He ate them plain but I added a couple tablespoons of Orange Marmalade.
Then off to teach swimming lessons. It’s week three which means only one more week to go. I enjoy teaching the lesson; it’s just another thing on my plate. For our annual trip to Puerto Rico, we are required though so I would rather suck it up and teach lessons then not go…besides I don’t have much work this week anyways.
Question for you:
What is your favorite type of fish?
Mine is Salmon, although I’m generally a fan of all seafood.