BAM! Happy Friday! I think I am still surfing the sweet endorphin wave of a good, hard run this morning!
I haven’t run in about a week and a half mostly because I chopped off the tip of my finger and I was scared that the increased blood flow to my hands would hurt the wound somehow. So scientific, so cautious.
I chopped my off the tip of my finger using a mandolin. PSA: Mandolins are SUPER dangerous and it is SUPER easy to cut yourself. Pretty much every woman I talked to has cut her finger like that.
Anyway, back to my glorious run this morning. I did 4 miles at 9:31/mile pace, which is pretty damn good for me! I also saw a bunch of pretty good-looking guys who were also running, and there were a bunch of tugboats out on the water doin’ their thang. Cute boys and tugboats: the way to my heart, I guess.
After my run I didn’t really drink or refuel because I was in such a rush to get to work. I stopped at Whole Foods on my way to work to pick up breakfast and lunch for myself. Can you guess what my body was craving?
LIQUIDS. I was so thirsty! Not pictured: a green juice.
In case you were wondering, the Sambazon Protein shake is definitely not my favorite. In fact, it is the worst vegan protein shake I’ve had. It tastes weird and has that almost grainy texture. My favorite vegan protein shake is Orgain’s French Vanilla Protein Shake. Highly recommend!
Wholes Foods saw me coming from a mile away when they made this spa water
FACT: 98% of girls are attracted to fruit & leaves in their water. Especially when you call it “Spa Water.” It was $1.49 and pretty tasty. I’ll probably ending up buying it again (they have tons of flavor choices) but yes, it is whollly unnecessary.
And finally the Califa Farms Cocoa Noir Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is KING. Go pick some up for yourself! It’s got a nice thick texture and it tastes amazing! Anything by Califa Farms is a safe bet that it will be amazing.
Finally, I wanted to leave you with one workout video that you should totally do this weekend for cross-training! I discovered this Kelsey Lee video on the XHIT Youtube Channel this week and instantly fell in love!
Kelsey is super funny and legit. While this exercise says it burns 200 calories in 20 Minutes, I burned 160 in 20 minutes, but everybody is different! Plus 160 calories in 20 minutes is nothing to complain about! My heartrate was in the 130’s-150’s throughout this workout which is usually where I am when I am doing a steady state run. I think this video is my new go-to when I can’t run for some reason! Try it and tell me what you think!
What weird combination makes for a great run for you? What are some of your favorite Whole Foods liquids?