Monday, April 5, 2010

Monoday: Run, HIIT, Grill

Running Into the Wind and HIIT
I was totally pooped last night. My assumption would be it was due to weight, run, and yard work. Just a guess... I was sound asleep by 8:30 last night. I did wake up twice during the night then again at 5 am. However, the thought of getting up out of that comfy bed was just downright depressing...so I didn't.

Jason and I ran at lunch today. It was definitely a harder run than yesterday. I know in part it was because I did run yesterday, but it was incredibly windy too. You know how it feels to run into the wind - like running up hill both ways. My legs were moving but I was going no where fast! I checked the weather after the run and it was 15 mph winds with 23 mph gusts. After work I also did Shock Cardio HiiT 40/20 to make up for not doing plyo legs yesterday per my new rotation. I also added in abs from Cathe's Low Impact Circuit.

Too Nice to Cook Inside
When the weather is nice at the onset of spring, it's so hard to not want to spend every moment outside for fear that the weather will suddenly turn cold and dreary again. So tonight's dinner simply had to be on the grill. I made Grilled "Kielbasa" and Veggies over Tomato Quinoa.

There's no real recipe. I had some Kielbasa Tofurky that I put on the grill along with zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, red and green bell peppers, and asparagus. Sounds very similar to my Grilled Tempeh and Veggie Salad.

For the Tomato Quinoa, I simply cooked per package directions adding in a can of no-salt diced tomatoes (drained) to the quinoa and seasoned with garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, salt & pepper, and a dash of red pepper flakes.
I really enjoy grilled veggies just plain, no marinade or spices. However, an option would be to marinate them in an Italian vinaigrette. I love how versatile quinoa is. Jason is still not completely sold on it, so I don't use it as often as I'd like. How do you feel about it?