Sunday’s Long Run + Yoga

March 20, 2011

Seriously?!?! What happened to the weekend? It feels like Friday was just yesterday!

Anyway, onto my Sunday happenings.

Sunday mornings are now reserved for my long run, and I always make sure to have a decent sized breakfast before heading out—otherwise I get hungry when I’m out running.

1/2 bagel + peanut butter + banana

Multigrain Cheerios + milk

Today’s run was a little on the difficult side. I wasn’t really feeling it, but I chugged along and got 10 miles in the bag.

Here’s a look at my workouts from this past week:

Monday – off

Tuesday – 7 mile run + 45 minutes weight lifting

Wednesday – 5 mile run

Thursday – 9 mile run

Friday – 5 mile run + 40 minutes weight lifting

Saturday – 5 mile run

Sunday – 10 mile run

Total: 41 miles

After returning from a run, I always make sure to refuel within a half an hour. Today’s post-run fuel:

strawberry and banana protein smoothie

milk + frozen strawberries + 1/2 banana + applesauce + protein powder

a slice of homemade bread toasted with some butter


Within 30 minutes I was back out the door heading to Anchorage Yoga for a Deep Stretch yoga class.

I was really looking forward to a class filled with some good hip opening exercises, hamstring stretches, and anything else for my tight muscles from running.

Unfortunately I was a little disappointed with the class for a few reasons:

1. There were 3 girls next to me that kept whispering and snickering during the whole class, which obviously was really distracting.

2. We held each stretch for 2-3 minutes, which seemed exceptionally long to me because after holding some of the stretches, I started to lose circulation in various body parts.

3. And overall, I just didn’t feel like I got a very good stretch from the class.

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When I finally got back home around 2:30 p.m., food was much-needed!A incredibly delicious sandwich.

tomato + muenster cheese + avocado between two pieces of homemade bread

pear slices

This pear was super ripe, sweet, and juicy!

carrot sticks, red bell pepper slices, and cucumber slices

I also snacked on Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips this afternoon.

I forgot how delicious these are!

This afternoon, I made another batch of No-Bake Granola Bars!

This time I swapped out the sunflower butter for peanut butter and used some honey in place of agave nectar.

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Ingredients

1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tablespoons finely ground flaxseed
1/8 cup agave nectar
1/8 cup honey
1/6 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. In a bowl, combine the oats, cereal, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, coconut, and flaxseed.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the agave nectar, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 20-25 seconds—or until softened.

3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients in small amounts. Mix until incorporated.

4. Press into dish.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are re-energized for the week ahead!

Question

What are your favorite things to put into a sandwich?

15 Comments
    1. i think those pairs are good, but the best kind of pair is the two of us. love you honey.

    1. I’m glad your long run went well. I love granola bars and have actually been looking for an easy recipe to make. I seriously think I buy like 10 million dollars worth of them-so making them might be a bit more efficient for me ha.

    1. nice long run!

      best sandwich ingredients: pb and j (obviously) actually pb and anything or on its own.
      turkey, avocado, cheese and LOTS of veggies.
      brie and jam. or brie and caramelized onions and tomatos.

    1. Best sandwich combos – almond butter with cinnamon Or turkey with avocado. i am so painfully plain when it comes to sandwich toppers!

    1. I think the best kind of sandwich is one that includes either goat cheese or avocado, but I don’t like the two together! Great runs this week!

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