Monday, September 10, 2012

Taper Weeks Are Boring

Today marks the start of a ‘taper week’ as I have the Philly Half this upcoming Sunday.

Want to know a secret? I hate tapering. It’s very, very hard for me to taper. Especially when my legs are feeling as great as there are. However, I will obey and go to the gym tonight and do a spin class instead of pounding the pavement. Maybe I’ll even pump some iron if I’m feeling precarious.(great word usage kait)

I have a rant all ready in regards to my race this coming weekend, but I think I’m going to save that for later this week. I have some other things to address first.

1. The Bears dominated last night. My good luck sunglasses clearly did the trick.

      2. On Saturday evening, post-long run, Andrew treated me to a pizza dinner at Unos. While we were walking in, a storm had recently gone through and the sky was doing crazy cool things. 

i promise i did not photoshop these pictures.

           3. Also on Saturday, I tried to make a Mighty Chocolate Stuft Microwave Muffin from Stuft Mama’s Blog (have I mention I LOVE her recipes) and had a bit of a fail…

clearly I need a bigger mug.
  However, I did manage to salvage what stayed within the mug, and let me tell you - it was scrumptious.

And last, but not least… what I’ve been promising you guys…. Duh duh DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Almond Pumpkin Smoothie:
-1 banana 
-1/2 cup van. yogurt - greek yogurt or regular
- 1/2 cup pumpkin (I used a bit more, but I'm a huge pumpkin fan)
- 1 heaping TB of almond butter - this is key.
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- splash of vanilla abstract
- 1/2 cup milk of choice - or more depending on how thick you prefer
-Ice to thicken it up
- handful of chia seeds (also thickens it up)
-flax seed
-sweeter (I've used maple syrup or agave nectar)

Throw it all in a blender, and enjoy!

Hope you guys aren't pumpkin-ed out yet, because I just bought a HUGE can this past weekend. Fall is just getting started people.

However, another great fall food I love are cranberries - maybe I'll dabble in that next. Hope everyone has a fantastic week.. anyone have anything awesome on tap?



  1. Yea yea yea yea. I cannot wait to try this ASAP. Its going to be good. Num num num num

    I love pumpkin.

    - Taylor Chott.

  2. I meant to say the other day that those sunglasses are BOSS and I'm highly jealous of them

    1. haha got 'em for free when we were at dewey beach last weekend - thanks!

  3. I made the smoothie last night! Delicious! I'll give you a shout out in my next blog post:)


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