Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 8 = Liquid

weight - 130.8  If my stupid scale didn't give me a decimal place, I could say I lost a pound in a week.  Oh well, close though!
swim - 14 x 100M

The weather was so nice this morning!  It felt like fall kinda, mid 60s!  I hope it's like that tomorrow when I do my long run.  As I sit here drinking a Dr. Pepper (don't shake your head, it's been a while since I've had one!), my foot is aching so badly.  I don't know what I did to it this morning but I think I dropped something, or hit it on something.  It's right on top of my foot near my ankle.  It's swollen and a bit and bruised.  Hmmmm.

For breakfast I had a smoothie.  When I go on a health kick, smoothies become a staple.  They take the place of one of my meals.  Yesterday it was lunch, today breakfast.  Here's how I make mine....

Let me start by saying that my immersion blender broke a few months back and I found this cool little Oster smoothie maker.  Just stick everything in the blue bottle, screw on the blade, lock it on the blender and plug in.  It's so easy!  Then you remove the blade and screw a top on that has a spout to drink out of.  FAST FOOD!! :)
 Ok, so Chobani Greek Yogurt is my favorite thing ever.  Especially Pineapple flavor.  Plus it has 13 grams of protein in one serving and 140 calories!  Today I used it, with an overripe banana, (side note:  I cannot choke down a banana to save my life, but they are like Gold in a smoothie!) fresh cherries, pitted, fresh pineapple, and some pineapple/orange juice.  I also threw a little milk in.  I am so on a pineapple kick this summer.

 Here is the finished product!  I like to put it in a fancy glass to drink cause it makes me feel like I'm at a spa... don't laugh at me.

So, this smoothie energized my swim this morning.  Liquid fuel for a liquid workout.  I think I can do the 400 if I have to.  I'm gaining confidence each time I swim.  Felt great except when my foot cramped towards the end.  Kinda right where it was already hurting.... strange.  This pain better be gone by tomorrow.  This smoothie has some serious calories.  I'm guessing total about 350 maybe.  But it has so much protein that I'm still not even really hungry for lunch and it's been 4 hours and a good swim since I drank it.  Love me some Smoothies.  My friend Caryn makes smoothies for breakfast too.  She is an elite runner from Atlanta.  You can visit her blog here.  Have a Wonderful Thursday!!!


  1. You're hilarious! "Fancy glass..." (Love that, BTW) "Elite Runner..." Love you, girl! And you KNOW I love rockin' the smoothies here in the ATL!!! I just bought the 16 oz Vanilla Chobani to add to my smoothies for some protein. I am also thinking about heading to GNC or a running store to get some protein powder of some sort to add. Ever tried that? All that stuff adds calories though, so I'm thinking I have to plan accordingly. Our smoothies came out brownish this morning due to my color combinations, but tasted AWESOME!!! Love your blog! Keep up the GREAT work: on the blog and on your health. You're a rock star!

  2. I drank protein shakes in College but not since... let me know how it goes. You burn way more calories than me, so I say go for it! And you are totally an elite runner... don't even think you're not.