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Tofu on a Two a Day Tuesday

Two on Tuesday
Apparently I actually slept more soundly last night than I realized. It stormed and I had no idea. So I didn't think to check to see if it was raining when I woke up around 4:40. I made myself roll back over and doze because I had the alarm set for 5:20 so we could get up and run.

The alarm finally went off and we groggily got out of bed. That's when I heard the sound of rain. But I looked out and it didn't look like it was coming down hard. So I prepared myself for a wet run. I was happy thinking I wouldn't be hot!

I walked out of the bathroom and Jason was back in bed (with running clothes on). He asked if I knew it was raining. Yep. Get up. Get movin'.

By the time we actually walked out the door, it wasn't even misting. Just wet ground and humid air. Though, the clouds looked pretty ominous off in the distance. We managed 4.5 miles without getting rained on.

It was a pretty decent run for me. No runner's high or anything, but not horrible. I'm not sure Jason would agree. He didn't seem as pleased to be out running at that hour.

During lunch I got in a quick leg and chest circuit. I'm not sure how much I like this style of lifting, but it goes by really fast and I'm able to hit all around my glute area which I'm focussing on right now. I did 4 rounds and reps kind of varied, so rep count is out to the side.

Dumbbell squats - 10
Plie squats - 10
Calf raises - 20 (2 sets toes front, 2 sets toes turned out)
Single-leg deadlifts - 10 each side
Pushups with toes on step - 12
Weighted donkey kicks - 12 each side
Hip lifts with heels on step - 12
Alternating curtsey lunges - 16 (8 each side)
Chest flye into chest press - 8

It's a lot of exercises, and higher reps, but it really moves quickly and only takes me 30 minutes to complete.

Tofu Tuesday 
The sun finally came out by the end of the day, this meant grilling of course! I had a lot of kale that was starting to wilt on me. So what's a kale-loving girl to do? Grill it!

I did a pretty standard grilled veggies & tofu kale salad. Simple homemade Dijon mustard balsamic vinaigrette for the tofu. The kale was very lightly seasoned with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

For the rest of the veggies I just did squash, carrots, and used jarred roasted red bell peppers then tossed on some halved grape tomatoes. 

And just for fun, here are a couple of pupster shots. Heath is happily playing with his talky ball while Maddie is sunbathing, overseeing everyone.
 

Daily To-Enjoy List:
Running
Lifting
Grilling
Sunshine

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