The Workout That Wasn’t

We’ve all had them.  Day’s where we have big plans for a work out or an activity that you look forward to all day.

A good run, a hike, bike ride?  Good class?

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And then for whatever reason, things just don’t happen as planned.  That was the story of my little work out this afternoon.

Good Intentions

After yesterday’s Morning arm routine followed by an evening sculpt class, I woke up sore and exhausted.  Like I mentioned in my previous post, my plan for the afternoon was a nice leisurely hike through my favorite area of the front range.

I woke up, did a brief morning yoga routine and even enjoyed a nice 2 mile walk at lunch.  All warming myself up for an afternoon hike.

Welp, mother nature put a wrench in those plans with scattered storms.  Rain in the mountains is not something I like to mess with, so I decided to lace up my shoes and try and make it out for a run before it got too bad outside near work, even though my legs were beat.

Nope, two laps of the park near my office and right around one mile later, the rain came with a vengeance (and my car windows were down a bit, upps).  I made it back to the car hoping that I could get some miles at home.

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Bathroom selfie

Once again, less than a mile in, mother nature decided to continue messing with me and brought more rain.  This time nice enough to be dripping inside of my sunglasses.  Awesome.

At this point, I decided enough was enough, and that someone was telling me I need to take it easy today. And to be completely honest, my tired legs weren’t willing to push through any more obstacles.

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Two more miles for a grand total of 3 miles for the evening.

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I wrapped up the work out with some 8 minute abs (time 2) and called it a day.

What was intended to be a nice hike turned into a very wet short and slow run that my legs didn’t want to do, with some core work thrown in for good measure.  Oh well. . . you can’t win ’em all, right?

Dinner

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At least dinner wasn’t a let down!  On the menu for tonight was grilled tacos, one of our favorite staples.

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In the mix tonight was:

  • Grilled onion
  • Grilled peppers
  • Grilled squash
  • Fresh homemade guac
  • + Corn tortillas char grilled.

I’m actually most impressed with my experimental homemade guac.  I found some “ripe” avocados at Whole Foods yesterday, and figured I needed some healthy fats in my diet, so why not?   The avocado worked out perfectly in my little homemade creation!

Fresh Guac

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  • One avocado, cut and smashed
  • One garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 6 small cherry tomatoes cut into halves/quarters
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Just mix it all together and serve!

YUM YUM  I wasn’t really feeling anything for dinner tonight, but the mix of fresh ingredients and grilled goodies definitely satisfied my confused taste buds.

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Missed Pictures

And just for good measure, the pictures that I forgot on my cell phone yesterday

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An awesome and TOUGH sculpt class that left me quivering

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Delicious sushi from Whole Foods

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Tell me about your last work out that wasn’t.  I can’t be the only one, right?

4 miles to Mexican

My first order of business when I got off work this afternoon was an easy 4 miles.  Easy, peasy, slow pace.  Even if I got bored, keep it slow.

Workout of the Day:  4 miles speed varied but easy pace

  • Finished in just over 37 minutes

Thanks to extremely exhausted legs and cramps (sorry boys), this was a tough run, physically.  Mentally I was determined, but physically my legs felt like lead.  Ehhh…it happens.  It ain’t stoppin’ this girl.  There’s a difference between tired and pain, right?

Mexican Night At The Jara’s

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Dinner tonight was brought together with a few greens, bacon, tortillas and a grill.  Odd mixture?  Worth it.

Ingredients

  • 2 small green peppers
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 4 tortillas
  • A couple leaves of romaine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice

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Directions

  • Large chop the broccoli, peppers and onions
  • Put them in tin foil and put on grill (A total of about 30 minutes)
  • Cut up the romain, tomato, a little left over onion and put it in a small bowl

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  • Garnish with garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Put the bacon directly on the grill (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Put the tortillas on the grill directly (just to warm and blacken)
  • When everything is finished, grab your tortillas, stuff them with the veggies and bacon, garnish with the greens and enjoy!

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I love taco night!

Question of the Night: What is your GO-TO taco?  Fish? Beef? Veggie?  Simple?