Hey ya’all! Hope you are having a fantabulous Wednesday =D
Quick update – my family is up for a visit, starting today, for just over a week so I may neglect my blog (as well as reading others…) for the next week. Try not to miss me too much ;p I am *super* excited to see my family though! I haven’t seen my mom, sister and niece since Christmas and this will be there first visit to Northern California from Ontario, Canada since I moved here. I have the funnest things planned for them in hopes they keep coming back to visit.
In other news, the Healthy Challenge I’m participating in is going well. I’ve had a couple of days of a bit of overeating, but completely back on track now. Yesterday was an especially great day where I feel pretty good about what I ate. It was also my one completely raw day for the week. I enjoy incorporating raw foods into my diet every day of course, but it’s fun to challenge myself to a full day of rawsome meals.
Breakfast was a raspberry and spinach smoothie:
Lunch was one of my favourite salads – kale, bell pepper, lemon juice, olive oil & a bit of sea salt with pumpkin seeds:
I had errands to run trying to get prepared for the visit from my family, but I did stop and take a few minutes to enjoy the scenery:
I really wanted to try and do a long run today so I had my larabar:
I managed to get a 10km run in =D I was very proud of myself as this is the longest run I’ve done since I sprained my ankle in the fall. It was a long recovery process, but I’m happy to be back in the game and excited to train for an upcoming half marathon in September. It took me 1 hour and 9 minutes, I used to be able to run it in about an hour , sometimes less… but for now I’m looking forward to just getting the miles in, then I’ll work on speed.
After that long run, I needed to refuel:
And I made a super tasty dinner:
As I started layering, I realised you guys wouldn’t see everything, so here it is part way into the layers (you can’t see really, but I used heirloom cherry tomatoes and they were so pretty!). And here is a shot of the final product:
This recipe came from Angela’s blog, which you can find here:
I made a few adjustments (like adding cucumber and I only had red onion instead of green…) and Terry and I were practically licking our bowls clean. Raw food can be so very tasty!
Hope you are having a great week so far!!!