Weekend Recap {April 24-26, 2015}

Posted April 27, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running, food, eating, brunch, family, healthy eating

How was your weekend?

I ran, I relaxed, I had a food adventure and I relaxed some more. It was a great weekend.

Here are details about my run, photos of what I ate and details on how I relaxed...

Friday, April 24

After work, I met with a client for a health coaching session at Chapman Swifts. I had a delicious coconut smoothie, which I forgot to photograph. #bloggerfail

When I got home, I did a bunch of health coaching paperwork before I started making dinner. I enjoyed a gluten-free beer while I made rice noodles with peanut sauce and tofu. The peanut sauce was OK, but the tofu was perfect. My method =

My parents stopped by in between a trip to the emergency room and a trip to the pharmacy. My dad severed a tendon in his thumb on a router! He's in a cast from this thumb to his elbow until he can have surgery to reattach his tendon. This will be rough for my dad because he is constantly working and fixing things!

The rest of the night I was hooked on the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer. It was pretty powerful.

It was a much needed low key evening.

Saturday, April 25

Breakfast was pre-run fuel - gluten-free bagel with almond butter, banana slices and honey.

I also had some Vega Pre-Workout Energizer.

The BF and I tapered and ran 8.7 miles. The half-marathon is next weekend!! It was pretty chilly and dreary, but I actually felt pretty strong during our run.

My hamstrings weren't nearly as sore as they have been during our long runs. I'm sure it's because I took it easy last week and didn't teach as many fitness classes.

After a quick shower and some Vega Recovery Accelerator, we went to Chapman Swifts for their coffee and food tasting event. My fave coffees were Sumatra and Tanzania. I also loved their cranberry and white chocolate scones. Mmmmmm.

I spent the afternoon listening to health coaching lectures, blogging (I have some good running posts coming up this week!) and researching cameras (a potential birthday gift to myself). For lunch, I had leftover Sweet Potato Quinoa Fiesta Bake topped with two eggs (I put eggs on everything!).

The BF played disc golf in the afternoon, so I went to Party America with my mom! I picked up supplies for my upcoming birthday party. It's going to be amazing!

My niece, Brynn, came over and we did some birthday party DIYing together. Lots of glitter was involved! Note that my elbow is sitting right in the glitter. #fail

We also applied flash tattoos. I love them! They're so pretty. And isn't Brynn the cutest? I love being an aunt.

For dinner, the BF and I and our friend Will drove to Overton, a town about 30 minutes away to try an Indian restaurant. The BF and I saw a sign on the interstate last weekend when we were driving home from Denver.

It ended up being in a truck stop on the interstate turn off! But we went with it. We ordered vegetable samosas, which were amazing.

I ordered aloo gobi, basmati rice and garlic naan. It was delicious! I would definitely go again.

In the truck stop, they sold tons of Indian groceries in bulk like chickpeas, lentils, garam masala and curry powder. It was all super inexpensive.

Sunday, April 27

Sunday was super lazy!

I made a broccoli and cheese frittata to take to my parent's house for brunch. I sautéed chopped onion and broccoli in butter. Whisked six eggs. Combined the broccoli and onion with the eggs, and added colby jack cheese, cheddar cheese and salt and pepper. Then poured the mixture in a pan that I had sprayed with olive oil. I baked it at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. I topped it with more cheese and put it back in the oven until the cheese was melted. It was delicious!

We ate brunch. My mom made amazing cinnamon struesel muffins. We also had fresh fruit with chocolate almond spread and turkey sasuage.

Then I looked through old photos with my dad and Brynn. I was looking for some childhood photos for my birthday party. I found some good ones! This is me playing with my Beauty and the Beast dolls when I was about eight years old. Like my perm?

Back at home, I took a 20 minute nap, watched a movie, ate chocolate, drank cucumber water (the best) and read a book. I did roll out my yoga mat for a short practice.

I meal planned and prepped a few things - apple cider vinegar drinks and chia pudding. The BF and I went to HyVee to pick up a few things for the week.

The BF went to a bar to watch a soccer game, so I was on my own for dinner. I made pizza out of my leftover naan because I was still feeling the lazy! I did top my pizza with some veggies since I didn't eat very many vegetables all day.

When the BF got home we started watching Big Eyes. We didn't finish it, but what we watched was good! I can't wait to finish it.

I needed a day to relax and not think about my to do list!

How was your weekend? Did you make time for relaxation?

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