I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing, and rejuvenating weekend!
I was active, but rather passive. I did a little lifting at home in these bad boys, logged a few hours of yoga, and went on a short run.
I’ve decided I really need to up my weight-training –especially my legs. I’ve been having some knee issues lately. My hope is that strengthening those muscles, in conjunction with the knee strap I bought, will help alleviate the nagging pain.
I am really disappointed in myself that I slacked off so much in the lifting department during marathon training. I’m pretty sure if I had kept up my lifting routine I would not be in this situation. I was too worried about keeping my legs fresh for long runs, and not concerned enough with warding off injury. Lesson learned. But so far, this seems to be doing the trick!
I also made a trip to the grocery store. I love going to the grocery store. I could browse for hours and hours, looking at labels, making faces at the ingredients list, rejoicing when I find something new and (hopefully) delicious. Just talking about it makes me want to go back for more!
So what did I get? Let’s take a peek:
- Organic Spinach, Arugula, and Radicchio Blend
- A BAG(!!!) of Chopped Kale (Baked Kale Chips anyone?!)
- Baby Carrots
- Grape Tomatoes
- Red Bell Pepper
- 2 Loaves of Wegman’s Baked-In-House Bread (Multigrain and Marathon Bread)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Organic Strawberries
- Kashi GoLean Cereal
- Organic Turbinado Sugar
- Crofter’s Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread
- Chobani Greek Yogurt
- Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil
- So Delicious Coconut Milk
- Goat Cheese Crumbles
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Humbles Baked Hummus Chips
- Newman’s Own Organic Spelt Pretzles
- Tempeh Bacon
- Newman’s Own Organic Cinnamon Hermit Cookies
- VitaCoco Coconut Water (Pure and Acai and Pomegranate)
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Chia Seeds
I may die of happiness.
Humbles was a new find. How could you pass up baked hummus chips?! Olive Oil, Lemon and Feta Flavored. They are delicious, and may or may not be gone already.
These cookies are my absolute favorite. If you haven’t tried them yet, do yourself a favor and go buy some. They are a little pricey, but you can’t beat the soft, chewy texture, real ingredients, and most importantly, they contain no trans fat.
BLTs are DEFINITELY in my future.
If you ever hang out with me you will soon discover I will do anything for a little goat cheese. That includes paying a million extra dollars at a restaurant to substitute boring cheese for creamy, heaven-sent, delicious goat cheese. Oh, how I love you, dear goat cheese.
Ever since my friend Katie did a presentation on the benefits of Coconut in one of our classes, I have been on a mission to try everything coconut. I LOVE coconut water. SO great for re-hydrating after a sweaty workout due to it’s natural electrolytes. You know I am a fan of coconut milk from my post on Coffee Creamers. I haven’t used the coconut oil yet, but I think it will be great substitute in baked goods and a welcome change for the traditional olive oil during the summer months coming up! I’ll let you know how it goes.
If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would bring with me are Sunbutter, Crofter’s Strawberry Fruit Spread and Chobani Yogurt. They are just that good.