I Be Up In The Gym Just Workin’ On My Fitness

Fergi always has the best lines in songs no? 

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Workouts:

Swimming: 9400 yards/10000

I’m not too worried that I didn’t get that last 600.  I’ll build up my swimming when I get back home.  I didn’t get a full hour in on Monday which is where I missed it.  My body needed rest that day though.

Running: 55miles. 

I’m super pumped that I have finally reached above 50 miles post injury .  I took Monday off from running because my hip was bothering me and have had quality runs since then.  All my miles (minus today in the pouring rain…but uh what was I thinking going out there first of all) have been great runs.  My most notable was on Friday running 7 miles at a 7 minute pace.

If I had felt like crap I wouldn’t have run plain and simple.

Arctrainer: 2 hours

This workout week was everything and I wanted.  None of my miles were crappy or bad, I took rest when needed and it was just a generally jazzy week.

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Goals for Next Week:

Well some big things are happening next week. 

  1.        I have finals (so no classes and mass amounts of stress busting needed).
  2.        I am driving home (big ole 12 hours)
  3.       Oh and I’m running my last half marathon on Sunday.  (the day after I get home).

With that being said.

I plan to get 45 or so miles depending on how my body feels. 

3 hours of swimming

HERE IS THE BEST PART.

I have just 1 hour of Arctrainer crosstraining planned tomorrow.  🙂  My workout weeks should start to tend to look like that with minimum Arctrainer and more running.  Like I have mentioned before, I used the Arctrainer as a clutch to burn more calories and would continually tire my body out.  If there was an Arctrainer half marathon count me in and I would be able to justify spending countless hours on there-but there isn’t.  It is a great source of crosstraining but there isn’t a point post injury recovery to be doing it for 5-6 hours weekly.

Since I have no photos for you, I’ll show you how I have been wasting time by not studying.

painting koi fish...

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Question for you:

  1.        How was your workout week?  Any big plans this week?
  2.       How do you feel about Arctrainers and Ellipticals?  (Arcs are just another form of elliptical). 
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One Day I’ll Be Productive…Not Today.

I feel like I have to compete with a supah star since I featured Katelyn yesterday.  🙂  Perhaps I will strive to be as awesomesauce as her. 

I will also strive to be as awesome as Nikki.  She is running the Pittsburgh Marathon and I will personally go and make sure each of you has gone and wished her good luck and be her bff.

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You know those weekends where you are unmotivated to do anything?

You need to study for finals?

You need to pack to go home?

Yeah about all these things I’m not accomplishing.  HA.

I have, however, done a bit of grad school research.  I have an idea of where I want to go but we will see.   

Always do Grad school research infront of a camera. Duh-more time that you can waste.

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Hmm since I have obnoxiously been tweeting all weekend that my housemates left and I was all alone-I could go to bed early on Friday night and thus wake up early on Saturday morning and still get lots of rest.  I woke up to yucky rain.  Which was okay because I needed a slow run and I can’t run on treadmills quickly.  So everyone wins minus I had to wait till ten to actually run.

For some nice postworkout fuel, I decided to make my last salmon patty that I bought at our grocery store a few weeks ago.  I meant to make my steamed vegetables but I accidently made the wrong ones because I wasn’t paying attention.  Broccoli with cheese-which are my housemates.  Of course this would happen when my housemates weren’t home but I’ll just buy them more and now I still have two more bags that I have use up UGH.

But the broccoli and cheese steam package was actually decent so I may contemplate buying some next year.

I'm finally get the hang of my Nikon. 😉

Insert some BSing here until Julie got home and eating pumpkin oatmeal which I haven’t had in quite some time.

Pumpkin oatmeal (with obvious sprinkles)

For dinner, Julie and I went to Lobster House.  It was prom season and quite busy with high schoolers looking older than I am but when is that new.

I have never tried Grouper before and got the Grouper special which was amazing.

topped with their signature salsa

Always have their cheesecake at the end (for when you visit me).  You will never be sorry.

oreo cheesecake is the bomb.com

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Oh yes and last day to enter my giveaway for some cookbooks!

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Questions for you:

  1.      What are you accomplishing this weekend?  Inspire me. 
  2.       Have you had Grouper?  Do you like it?

Guest Blog de Chef Katelyn

Before I leave you guys in obvious capable hands, I thought I would give you an update on my foot.  Because who doesn’t love reading about feet?  Grimey swimmer runner feet, always make me subscribe to a blog...anywho it’s still there and I have tried each of your suggestions.  It’s about half the tintness of yesterday and for Chuck’s sake-I won’t post anymore photos.

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Hi LolzThatSwim(and Run) readers, and happy Indulgence Friday! I’m Katelyn and I blog over at Chef Katelyn. Nice to meet you!
Okay let’s be real, that is not how I would normally greet anyone. I’m the energizer bunny and would probs give you a hug when I first meet you. Oh hey, let’s be best friends?!

Anywho. Today I am here to talk about well….me. One thing I have realized, is that we use social networking sites is because we really just like knowing things about other people. And when bloggers post their daily routine/diary of a day, I eat it right up. Seriously I think we all like to live vicariously through one another sometimes.
Included with the diary of my day will be my staple foods. Aka, things I cannot and WILL not ever live without.
Ready to dive into the life of Chef Katelyn? Wear your seatbelts chickadees, it’s about to get crazy.

A Day in the Life of Chef Katelyn

6:30 am: Wake up, smell the roses, pet the pups, and eat breakfast. Aka, the most yummy deliciousness in the world, the Cookie Dough Bowl. Read blogs and comment on the ones I am obsessed with/stalk. Then I look at the bottom of my bowl and wish there was more.

Ingredients:
1. 1 serving quinoa (1/2 cup cooked)
2. 1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla protein powder  (or protein powder of choice)
3. 1 tbsp. chia seeds
4. 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
5. 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals raw maca powder
6. 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals acai powder
7. 1 tbsp. roasted carob powder
8. Water, adding more as necessary to liquify just slightly (you still want it to be relatively thick)
9. Topped with: homemade raw almond butter, cacao nibs, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Directions:
1. Mix dry ingredients in your bowl.
2. Add liquid slowly, stopping just as the liquid is no longer absorbed into the dry ingredients. You still want the texture to be thick, but have some unabsorbed liquid that will allow the mixture to expand and thicken over night.
3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for 1-2 hours, I checked on mine after a little over one hour and it was already all thickened)
4. Top to your liking and devour!
7:00 am: Wash my face, do my makeup, do my hurr, and finish making lunch if it’s not already done.
7:30 am: Think about leaving to go to my first class. I am late for everything, so the preparing-to-leave process starts early:)
8:00 am: Sit in psych, wish I was back in my warm bed, and dream about what to eat next (you think I am kidding).
Fast-forward to Lit…
9:30 am: Typically my first snack, unless I am super hungs that day. Typically this includes two Larabars, or a Larabar and a brown rice cake. Who knows, one day I might get crazy and bring a pancake to class. Bee tee dubs, I am obsessed with this class. Mama Hall is my idol. One day a photo of her will make it to the bloggy. One day. (p.s. she was the one who thought of Indulgence Friday!)
11:15 am: Go to the library and either a. do work, or b. read blogs (the better option).
12:00 pm: Eat LUNCH! Besides the fact that it is my least-favorite meal of the day (I hate packing food), it is always delicious. This is almost always a spinach salad with balsamic + salad booster, or a bunch of cut up red pepper, broc, and carrots. The bulk of the meal is always a protein (lentils) with quinoa, topped with either a. homemade dressing (recipes to come soon, why I never used to make my own is beyond me) or b. marinara sauce. Sunflower seeds and raisins are always mixed in. Not optional.

Bee tee dubs if you have ever visited the bloggy, you will know that I put raisins in/on EVERYTHING. Lee and I have organized a Raisins Anonymous…we are being California Raisins for Halloween. Jeal?

Yeeeeeuhh.
2:00 pm: Second snack:) Typically a Larabar or banana with almond butter. Or apple with a giant scoop of almonds. Can you tell I like almonds? Or if I’m not working out for awhile, I’ll do peanut flour paste with sea salt and mashed banana. Go try it.
2:35 pm: Praise the sweet baby Jesus for finally letting me out of class. I’m a senior, honestly senioritis and going out means more to me than anything else right now.
3:00 pm (ish): Work out. This is always some form of cardio (how some people can weight lift 24/7, I have no idea) and almost always some strength. I have a steamy love affair with running, so I usually do that 3-4 times a week, and spin or cross-train the other days of the week. When it comes to strength, I am in loooove with BodyPump, the Hoist weight machines at my gym (these are so cool..you would have to see to believe), KETTLEBELLS (if anyone wants to buy me pink ones for my birthday I am all for it ), and free weights. Don’t free weights make you feel so buff?!

Why those kinds of faces happen, I have no idea.
5:00 pm: By this time I have usually worked out. So I come straight home, and have my recovery smoothie:) Which by the way tastes AMAZING with two oranges in place of the banana.

Recovery Smoothie
Serves 1
Ingredients:
1. 1 banana
2. 1/4 cup dried dates (I use medjool)
3. 1 tsp. dulse flakes
4. 1 tsp. xanthan gum (optional)
5. 1 tsp. EFA oil (or other oil of choice)
6. 1 (heaping) tbsp. protein powder (I roll with Vega Vanilla Sport)
7. 2 cups water
Directions:
1. Blend, baby, blend! Enjoy in a bowl, with a spoon. Only way to go.
2. 1-2 hours after le Smoothie, have a high-protein meal. I usually roll with a Cookie Dough Bowl, my favoritest most delicious concoction of all time. It is a CK classic, not a week goes by where you won’t see one of these babies.
6:00 pm: Eat dinner:) This is the meal where I get “creative”. Aka I don’t eat the same thing EVERY single day. Usually. Sometimes. For example, some nights I have lentils, quinoa, sauce/dressing, raisins, and seeds (typical) but other nights I’ll get crazy and make pizza, socca, or even pancakes. If I’m really off my rocker, I’ll have a Bancake.That’s right, pancakes are NOT just for breakfast!

8:30 pm: More snackage. Anything I can find. Larabars, bananas with almond butter… do you see a pattern here?
Sometime late in the evening, I go to bed. And when I say late, I mean 10pm to 11pm late. I’m a granny. You see, I have this thing where I LOVE staying up late, but I also love waking up early! It’s kiiiiiind of a problem, but I consider it to be an advantage since I can stay up late and still watch the sun rise:)
Sleep, eat, repeat!
CK’s Random Lesson of the Day:
Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! Otherwise life really isn’t all that fun. Did anyone else watch The Magic School Bus when they were kids?! The Frizz is my idol.

Thanks for reading, bloggy boos, and I hope to see you over at Chef Katelyn!

Questions:
Are we Day in the Life twins?
What are your staple foods?
How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

My Name is Hollie and I Post Dirty Lies

I have a confession to make blogging besties.

Yesterday, I posted a blog titled Red Foot or something like that.  My foot is not actually red…but hot pink.  Don’t ask me how this happened because quite frankly I don’t know.  I told Nikki about it so I thought perhaps you guys would get enjoyment out of it as well.

My pink pen exploded all over my foot. 

It all happened when I was working on homework two nights ago.  I sit Indian Style always and I was playing around with my pen…when all of it sudden the bottom just gave out. 

My foot is actually pinkand nothing that I do (nailpolish remover, peroxide, actual showering with soap and water, oh and pool chlorine) has gotten it off.

So I lied.

My foot is pink.

Who the hell does this happen to.

No seriously….if you can answer me that you automatically win my giveaway

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But on less pink notes and things about my feet (because I’m embarrassed to even talk about them).  Today I made chocolate peanut flour pancakes in baby form.  I often have a debate with you guys about big pancakes versus lots of little ones.  I personally like one big dense one but I’m in an underwhelming minority.

Well today I made about 10 babies.  They were cute and delicious.  Still taste like chocolate and peanut flour.

Lil' Babycakes

Lunch today I ate with Julie.  Dexter’s café is closing this week (and won’t be open during finals) so I have to get my quiche addiction in before the end of the year.).   If you live in the VA beach area, or within an hour let me know your fav quiche destination and I will be there.  No really.

Smoked Salmon Quiche is Quiche of the week...I wish I could eat this forever. With Quinoa black bean and tomato salad


Dinner tonight was with Jenna my swimming bff.  At least I think so…I’m not entirely sure she feels the same way ha.  ;).  Ha kidding of course.

with lots of blue cheese of course

I like to call this salad-please don’t get in line behind me when they have artichoke hearts at the salad bar salad.  The warm weather has made me crave cold fruit, refreshing salads and just plain fruity things.  Don’t ask because once again I’m weird and have no explanations.

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Updates on my blisters (because I know you all are terrible curious), I’m running in old shoes that don’t run and it’s going well…I’m still in pain at night (weird) but when I run it goes away…or maybe I just focus on other things.

Well-I’m off for a little swimming sesh with my housemates and Jenna.

I also promise I’m never posting about my feet again.  I mean Chuck blatantly thanked me for not putting any pictures of blistery feet online. 

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Question for you:

  1. 1.       Do you crave certain things with the change of weather?
  2. 2.       No seriously-how can I get this ink off my foot?

Red Feet

True life amused me a lot.  HA, I’m glad each of you guys could be besties with me.   

Today I just woke up for the hell of it at 6:15am.  No I didn’t have a reason and I didn’t even want too, but my body was wide awake ready to rise.  So why lie in bed when I could be productive…I guess.

It gave me plenty of things to do for two and a half hours before class at 9 though…like have a delicious waffle.

 I need to dedicate a large chunk of today’s blog to a beautiful and delicious waffle I had today. 

An apple cinnamon waffle!

There are also apples baked in but I cut up a large apple for maximum toppage

I had been craving apples all week but the ones at the supermarket were blechworthy.

Oh yes and I had time to get ready and be a real girl.  It’s so warm out so I must stop wearing leggings and wear my favorite clothes haLeggings are hot and uncomfortable and I decided anything I haven’t worn in the last three months is being donated.  Yes after beginning to pack-I still think I have too much crap.

I couldn’t quite capture photos of my face and my outfit at the same time, it was blurring up or I just have no skillz.

So here is my outfit.

Tie front khaki skirt BCBG.  Black ruffle zip tank BCBG.  Hot pink top underneath AF.

Don't ask...beacuse quite frankly I don't know.

And here is my face.  Oh look nothing has changed since my photoshoot yesterday so hopefully you still remember who I am.  I always thought if I switched my picture one day…would people even notice.  Maybe I already have….

But this is really me I swear...this time.
This would have been such a great photo...but a man riding a unicycle crashed in my quad. I wish I was joking.


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If you aren’t a dailymile friend of mine, I will relive my running to you today.  This might be a little graphic for you. I got two huge blisters about two years ago (no really I don’t think they will ever leave…) and they finally popped and started bleeding today in the middle of my run.  I have never been in so much pain while running.  EVER.  In fact, I was basically balling my eyes out at mile seven and had to stop.  I swore to myself to finish my miles later after taping and bandaiding up and changing shoes and socks of course.  Anywho-a few hours later I finished and felt awesome.  I don’t have a problem not running for stress fractures/muscle problems/ect…blisters is another issue in itself.

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Well blogging besties.  I’m off to my athletic awards banquet.  I’m not sure who to sit with cross country or swim team…save the drama fo yoo mama. 

And then…well you know what Wednesdays at 9pm are.  😉

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Questions for you:

1.       What is your favorite outfit? 

This is in my top five.  Perhaps tomorrow for you guys I’ll wear another in my top five.  Colored leggings is another in my top five.

2.       What is your opinion of running with open sores on your feet?  Do you do it?  Have you ever cried during a run?  Are you an emotional Emma like me? (Um this is like one of those 10 part questions that I hate on essay tests…). 

Triple Tangent True Life Tuesday

I thought I would amuse you with fun facts via the beginning of my week. 

Numero uno.  I have had a printer in my room all year long and have not used it once.  Yesterday night I was not in the mood to walk all the way to the library (about 15 minutes away..yes lazy moment)so I figured out why my printer wasn’t working (I had to realign the ink cartridges) and printed in my room.  Yes, that is the first time all year long I have printed from my printer in my room.

True life:  I’m addicted to gas station coffee and will go broke one day buying it and all it’s grimeyness.  I could live off of gas station coffee.  And yes I like it better than Starbucks. 

Recycled photo coffee love.


True life fact number 3: My 50 page paper is donezo.  Done done done.  So it is acceptable to have a photoshoot with it. 

Success!
What it all means..who knows..


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I changed my mind, here are my true life noms of the day. 

Breakfast was my favorite bomb.com waffle.

with greek yogurt to dip obviously.


True life: Not one single person outside the blogging world understand the deliciousness and savory combination of this waffle.  Not many in the blogging world probably do either.  😉

Lunch was a “hugh ass” roast beef wrap.

top to bottom banana and red peppers, chedder cheese, roast beef, lettuce, tomato

True life: I have never been asked if I wanted to ketchup in my wrap.  I have a new bff worker.

Dinner numero uno was a delicious salmon quiche with a sushi salad.

True life: I have had a salmon quiche once a day for the last 4 days.  My campus makes the most random delicious things.  Who thinks of that?

Now that I have overused the phrase true life, I believe I am done now. 

If we chat in real life, you’ll know if I agree with you I’m all about saying true life instead of yes.  So for instance if you asked me if I was having breakfast today,  I’d be like duh true life.

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Ugh, I don’t really want to talk about working out too much the last couple of days but I will anyways.  Yesterday, I woke up and had some pain in my hip flexors.  For those of you who weren’t my besties freshman year, I sprained my hip flexors backpacking.  I could barely walk for a solid month and was the only person under the age of 80 that had managed that.  Anywho, I just opted for some cross training yesterday. I would rather not run one day now, then not race my last half of the season in a couple weeks.

Today, however, I ran and my hip felt a lot better. 

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PS: Don’t forget to enter my swell cookbook giveaway.

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Question for you:

  1. 1.       Do you hate packing or unpacking more?

Packing all my stuff up from school has made me realize I have a ton of crap.  Just saying.

  1. 2.       What are your true lifes?

Student Cookbook Giveaway

So remember last week, when I talked about eating healthy in college and all that good jazz?  Well I have a giveaway for you. 

These two cookbooks are for anyone who is either:

  1. Living on their own and like the simple recipes (oh hi that’s me)
  2. College students that only have access to a microwave and minifridge (that was me last year)
  3. People who like to know full nutritional value (wait….also me)
  4. Any and all of my food loving twinnies. 

I’m sure there are more people that fit into these categories…

The first book is a complete cookbook of things you can cook in the microwave.  No really it has everything from dip to two-tone rum fudge.

The second is a student cookbook and has great recipes for healthy foods that aren’t on campus.

Anywho-to enter:

Tell what the most exotic thing you have ever cooked in your microwave is.

Additional entries:

  1.    Subscribe to my blog
  2.   Or add me to your blogroll
  3. Or even link back to this post on your blog.
  4. Follow me at (lolzthatswimrun) on twitter and tweet about the giveaway.  (If you ever need to find me anywhere…90% of my screen names are lolzthatswim…go figure I wanted to throw you off here…).

Winner will be announced on Sundays blog.