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
optional:
- 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?

Cheers!


5 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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