Monday, January 16, 2012

Spin, Salad & A Movie

Spin Day
Today I decided to rest my foot again, oh and not fight stormy weather and high winds trying to run. So, I hit up spin class.

I must say, my quads are killing me from the HIIT workout I did yesterday. Seriously feels like I did a weighted leg workout not "just" plyo exercises. Apparently I really need to add HIIT back into my life.

So, needless to say, spin was a bit on the difficult side today. I really wasn't certain my legs were going to hold me upright after I got off the bike at the end of class. But, it was a great class regardless. Of course, my quads might disagree with me.

Salad & A Movie
Today was one of those really weird weather days when if a tornado blew through you wouldn't be shocked. It was in the upper 60's with high humidity and even higher winds. You either felt like you were going to be pushed down or you couldn't move forward one.

While I should have gone to the grocery store after work, I didn't want to risk getting caught in a downpour while also battling the Monday evening shopping crowd. Luckily, the fridge isn't completely bare, but pretty close.

I had a kabocha squash on hand and some lettuce and spinach. So I went with a roasted salad (thanks to Jason's suggestion). I went with baked tofu that I dry-seared first then dipped into a marinade (that I also used as the salad dressing) of balsamic vinegar, agave, and a whole grain mustard.

I baked that along with the kabocha then topped the salad with artichokes and roasted red bell peppers as well.
 

Tonight we're going to just relax and finish the movie we started watching last night, Temple Grandin. It's actually quite amazing, but 2 hours long, which is pretty much beyond my movie time threshold.

The movie is a biopic about an autistic woman who overcame all obstacles and even earned her Ph.D. Claire Danes plays Temple and does an absolutely amazing job.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin class (ouch)
  • Roasted salad
  • Movie