A few housekeeping items:
Bye Week Volleyball Results: We took home another ‘W’ last night. Lots of great teamwork and communication…even if the game was at 8:30pm. And what Bye Week game would be complete without the ball somehow smacking me in the face. Don’t worry, the face is fine – it just felt a little violated for a few minutes following the incident. It was pretty intense, I tell ya!
Tuesday Workout: For the last few months my Tuesday workouts have been with the Conditioning Boot Camp. My Groupon & added 1-month unlimited deal ran out last week so I had to improvise at the gym today. Tuesday is too soon to run after my long-run on Sunday (trying to give my foot 3 days in between runs) so I mixed it up on the bike. I did 1-hr on the “random setting” so it was definitely a “random” workout. And it was TOUGH. Most of the programmed intervals lasted about 30-40 seconds with a few 10-20 seconds thrown in there. I usually had at least 20 seconds of less-intensity intervals too. One word: SWEATY! Since today was more of a conditioning day, I didn’t want to do many weight workouts so I would be fully recovered for my harder weight workouts tomorrow and Thursday (must not disrupt the routine!). After my bike ride I did some core exercises: planks, side planks w/5-lb weight, incline sit ups, cross-body mountain climbers, decline leg lifts (SO HARD!)…whew! I feel great! Sometimes you just need plain-ol’-cardio.
Cauliflower Not-So-Mashed-Potatoes Recipe. I promised this to you yesterday and I never fall back on promises!
- Steam 1 head of cauliflower (cut into small florets).
- Place steamed cauliflower in food processor and “process” until smooth.
- Add 1/4-cup to 1/3-cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- Add 1/3-cup Gouda
- Add salt & pepper to taste
And voila! Yummy mashed “potatoes” that are all vegetable and no starch! They were a big hit! I added a smidge of milk just to get them to my preferred consistency. Another side note: I don’t have a steamer (microwave or the stove-top kind) so I microwaved the cauliflower (for 3-5 minutes) in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water and covered the bowl (it was a Pyrex bowl w/it’s mate-lid). Let the cauliflower sit for about 2-3 more minutes for more “steam time”. Neat trick, eh? 🙂
Tomorrow is a run-day. I haven’t decided yet if I will target speed or hills…we’ll see how my legs feel tomorrow morning! At this point I’m thinking SPEED! I must still be on a runner’s high from my Sunday “speedy” run. Fun!
T minus 4 days until I take 20 college students on the Spring Break Service Trip to New Orleans. Gah. Stressed is an understatement! 🙂
Tomorrow’s teaser: Talking about “cheat days”. Woo!