Another Monday. I really need to learn to sleep in more. I could do it in college but now that I've been working for 8 years, it's tough to flip the switch and sleep past 7. 7:30 on my lucky days. I mixed things up this weekend and went to Pure Barre on Saturday and ran Sunday. I downshifted gears during the week so Sunday was the only run I did this week. I had probably THE best PB workout I've had since I started going. I made note of an exercise to try at home because I STRUGGLED with it. I always feel these in my stabilizing leg and have to break the hold because it's cramping. I could barely do it and had to break often, which was frustrating. I can do this exercise at home to get stronger for next time.
I do think all this strength training is working. I had my monthly check-in with my chiro and he didn't have to do any adjustments to get my hips back in place. Please please please let that be because I'm addressing the weaknesses and one side isn't pulling the other out of whack. It felt good when he told me that. He still worked on my spine and neck, but my hips are still where they should be :)
This weekend I made what I call healthy comfort food. I also think it's a runner's dream meal. It's pasta with chicken and various veggies. Add on Parmesan cheese for extra flavor and protein. My parents have made this since I was a baby when they found it at a time I moved to solid food and they needed to find recipes I would eat a lot of. I don't add the zucchini since I don't eat that yet, but I do have the carrots, red bell pepper and tomatoes. I cheat too and get rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. I still have to shred it but I don't have to cook it.
Butter and olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
3/4 cup slivered carrots
3/4 cup 1-inch red bell pepper strips
1/2-lb slivered cooked chicken
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 cups diagonally sliced zucchini
2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 cup chicken broth
Salt and pepper
Heat butter and olive oil in skillet, then add onions, pepper, carrots, chicken and parsley
Cover and simmer 10 minutes
Add zucchini, tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper
Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, or until all veggies are tender
Cook pasta, combine with veggies and chicken. Add cheese on top.
Weekly Wrap-up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.
Tuesday: Jillean Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs
Wednesday: chiro appointment
Thursday: Core yoga
Saturday: Pure Barre
Sunday: 2.5 miles