Weekend Recap {June 13-16}

Posted June 16, 2014 in weekend, healthy living, healthy eating, health, fitness, bicycling, Bike, Bike Ride, workout, food, summer

For not having any plans, my weekend ended up being busy! I got in some great workouts, ate lots of healthy food and indulged in a delicious summery dessert. 

Here are details on what I ate and how I sweat over the weekend...

Friday, June 13

I got back late from a work conference in Pittsburg, Kan., so my Friday evening consisted of sitting in the backseat of a van. I did, however, read the majority of a book during the 8 hour drive!

Saturday, June 14

I woke up early and unpacked from my Kansas trip and repacked to spend the weekend with the BF. I had a bowl of homemade muesli for breakfast - oats, chia seeds, goji berries, almond milk, cinnamon, blueberries and almond butter. 

My niece was at my parent's house, so I spent the rest of the morning with her. I made her blueberry 

pancakes for breakfast while she made a kitchen concoction, which she called Apple Delight. It was made with apple slices, honey, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, parsley and carrots. When she asked if I wanted to try a bite, I went for it. How can you say no to a child's recipe creation? She even wrote down her recipe on a card. Too cute.

After our aunt/niece bonding time, I headed to Hastings to spend the rest of the weekend with the BF. I enjoyed a half of a bottle of kombucha on my drive.

The drive to Hastings was absolutely beautiful. For those who think Nebraska isn't a pretty state, look at this...

Shortly after arriving in Hastings, I met up with Russanne for a bike ride. We were even wearing matching outfits! Totally unplanned, of course.

We're training for a 60-mile bike ride in August. We rode 14 miles against some major winds and up some steep hills. But it was fun and felt like a great workout.

For dinner, the BF made chicken bratwursts that we bought at Hy-Vee. They were interesting, but good. He wanted to make old fashioned grill out food, so he made the chicken brats, burgers (turkey), homemade coleslaw and beans (black). So it was more of a healthy version of grilling out.

I also made a delish cocktail - La Croix coconut sparkling water, rum, orange liqueur and mango juice that had been frozen in an ice cube tray. Yum!

That evening, we walked to our friends Betsy and Tony's house for drinks and fire pit time with them and our friends Russanne and Justin. Unfortunately, it started raining on our walk over there, so we ended up hanging out on the porch. When it really started coming down we headed inside. None of us really knew what the weather was supposed to do that night, so when the tornado sirens went off we were a bit surprised. We all headed down to the basement to take cover. 

Around midnight, we all decided to brave the outside and head home. Russanne and Justin offered to give us a ride home since it was still raining. When we got in the car, we noticed that a huge tree branch had fallen onto Betsy's car and their garage! As we drove home, we saw fallen tree limbs, trees and electric poles all over. Apparently winds were 80-90 miles per hour! Luckily, there weren't any tornadoes.

Sunday, June 15

When the BF woke up, he realized that some huge tree limbs had fallen off of his apple tree in his backyard. And down the street a trampoline had folded around an electric pole! 

After my usual muesli (but with dried figs and natural peanut butter), I met up with Russanne for our Workout Club and a bike ride. The BF stayed home and worked on cleaning up the tree debris.

Our workout was a good one on the track at the high school! I'll share it soon. After our workout, we headed out for a ride. We ended up riding about 10 miles, and checked out a lot of the storm damage around town.

For lunch, I repurposed leftovers - mixed greens, chicken bratwurst, cherry tomatoes, feta and garlic olive oil. 

I also made a mocha frappacino type drink - I blended 1 cup coffee, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder and ice, and served it over ice.

My intention for the afternoon was to make rhubarb pie with the rhubarb from the BF's garden. So I pulled out a homemade pie dough from the freezer in the morning. However, when it thawed I realized it was sugar cookie dough. I decided to use it up since we're trying to eat all the food in the freezer before we move in together. So I made little fruit pizzas. I just made larger than usual round sugar cookies, topped them with cream cheese mixed with a bit of powdered sugar and fruit. These would be perfect for the 4th of July! We didn't eat any Sunday because we had other dessert plans...

I decided to make something with rhubarb because the BF really wanted some. I ended up making a strawberry rhubarb crisp instead of a pie because making pie dough seemed like too much work. I drank my new fave summer beer while I baked. 

The BF made black bean burgers and grilled veggies for dinner. I usually don't ever eat salad dressing, but I love Thousand Island on black bean burgers. It's amazing. A little drizzle won't kill me.

We enjoyed the strawberry rhubarb crisp with some vanilla bean ice cream. Amazing! We ended the night by watching 12 Years a Slave, which was absolutely incredible. 

Oh, and Sunday was Father's Day! I celebrated with my dad on Saturday by gifting him with a new VW T-shirt. He's obsessed with anything VW, and has a bug and two Jettas.

How did you stay active over the weekend?

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