More Running and Kicking
Since we're on tap for bad weather starting tomorrow through Sunday, I really wanted to get a run in today if at all possible. Jason was on board with that, so we took advantage of the storm-free day for a lunchtime run. We did a fairly easy 3+ miles, though we did speed up on the 2nd half of the run. It was soooo humid I must say. It would have been the perfect time to jump in the pool to cool down.
After work I did a short kickboxing workout from 4 Day Split. This isn't one of my favorite Cathe compilations, but it's still a good one. Well worth the money. It's 4 DVDs giving you a 4-day split of weights and cardio. Cardio includes step, kickboxing, and boot camp. What's even better is that there are a seemingly endless number of premixes on this one - 23 to be exact. I also stretched for a bit after the workout.
Since I didn't take it today, tomorrow will likely be my much-needed rest day. Actually, this is one of those weeks when I could easily skip my rest day because I'm feeling really good in terms of not being terribly fatigued from workouts (maybe I wasn't working hard enough LOL).
Strawberries for Dinner
Dinner tonight was almost a grilled salad. However, we had a bunch of strawberries that needed to be used or frozen. I have been wanting to make a strawberry salsa, so....Quorn Patty with Strawberry Salsa, Green Bean Bell Pepper Salad, and Roasted Sweet and Baking Potatoes seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and sea salt.
Fresh strawberries, small dice
Roma tomatoes, cored, seeded, small dice
1/2 green bell pepper, small dice
1-2 jalapenos, minced
1/4-1/2 red onion, minced
splash of fresh orange juice
Agave nectar (to taste)
Salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients and allow to set for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer.
Green Bean Bell Pepper Salad
Fresh green beans, cleaned and trimmed
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
Balsamic vinaigrette of your choice
Steam green beans for no more than 2 minutes then shock in ice bath. In large bowl, combine green beans, bell peppers, and vinaigrette.
As for the salsa, I didn't have as many tomatoes as I would have liked, but I think it still turned out fantastic - slightly more of a pico de gallo style salsa. If you added cinnamon and extra agave nectar, it would be great with cinnamon tortillas as well as a dessert. The Green Bean Bell Pepper Salad was a nice, fresh change from sauteing them.