The word of the day is “tired”. Oh and “tummy ache” and “meh”. My Wednesday morning workout was not my typical Wednesday morning workout. I woke up tired from what seemed to be a restless night (not sure if it was or if it was just my imagination) and my tummy felt uneasy. My legs and body felt a bit tired from yesterday’s boot camp & run so I immediately ruled out my speed work on the treadmill and opted for a nice, easy run: 3 miles at a 10:20/mile pace. Ok, it was really 2.84 miles and I developed a side stitch and called it quits. Which is fine since I have a race this Saturday and any speed work or mileage covered today wouldn’t have really helped me anyway. [This is me rationalizing to myself that it’s ok that I didn’t have a great workout…haha]. But really, it is ok. A bad run or workout every so often is perfectly normal. It’s just our body’s way of saying “Meh, not feeling it today”. And today I mentally and physically just wasn’t feeling it. I did do a few rounds of weights (legs day still…boo) and completed a normal Wednesday finisher on the bike. Since my calves are uber-sore from all the jumping in boot camp yesterday, I spent a few minutes on the foam roller (or what I like to call “the toothbrush for my muscles”).
Given my tummy ache, I haven’t had an appetite for much today, nor have I been productive in the least. I don’t even have a hankering for water like I normally do. Regardless, I’m pretty excited to go home, slip on my comfy clothes and park my booty on the couch.
I did make a fabulous, delicious, healthy, and clean chocolate chip cookie last night though. It’s a recipe I found on Gracious Pantry. I just love this blog and do try to eat/cook clean as much as possible. Although with my on-the-go lifestyle that can prove to be fairly difficult. Regardless, I still try. And I always feel so much better. Here’s the recipe:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Large mixing bowl
2/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips (or dairy free chips)
Note: If you don’t want to use the chocolate chips, they could be very easily substituted with raisins, nuts or dried fruits of any kind.
Step 1 – Mix everything except the chocolate chips in the food processor. You should have a nice wet, sticky dough when you’re done.
Step 2 – Using your spatula, scrape dough into your mixing bowl and mix in chocolate chips.
Step 3 – Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Step 4 – Bake for 20 minutes.
Eat and Enjoy!
Nutritional Content varies depending on size of cookie.
These cookies took no time at all to make and were so easy! Since I’d never worked with this kind of “batter” before, I didn’t think to press the cookies down moreso than I already did and they turned out a little more chewy than I would have liked. Perhaps pressing them “thinner” and baking for a few minutes longer might add a bit more crunch. But these will be chewier than the typical chocolate chip cookie everyone is used to. I used sugar-free honey (yes, I know, it’s technically imitation honey) so aside from the chocolate chips (I used Toll House…not clean, sorry), they were sugar free. AWESOME!
Happy Hump Day everyone! Today is technically my Thursday since I am off on Friday, but I won’t rub it in 🙂