Monday, July 7, 2014

A day in photos + 3 words...

CrossFit at 6am. 
Terrific packed food!
Delicious baked zucchini. 
Mushroom Garlic Quinoa. 
Stairs are torture. 
Sweet, sweet dessert. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

This weeks recap & next weeks plan. :)

This weeks running & workout recap:
Monday: CrossFit
Tuesday: CrossFit & Run 3 miles
Wednesday: Run 6 miles
Thursday: CrossFit & Run 3 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Run 12 miles
Sunday: Rest
Total Miles Run: 24 miles

Next weeks running & workout plan:
Monday: CrossFit
Tuesday: CrossFit & Run 3 miles
Wednesday: Run 6 miles
Thursday: CrossFit & Run 3 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Run 9 miles
Sunday: Rest
Total Miles Planned: 21 miles

Surf Up Vox Box Product Review

So I was able to review a box of really great product this week, which I received complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster, but the opinions are my own. 

Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration After Sun, with its ribbons of gel and lotion felt amazing on my back after running 12 miles in the morning sun then spending the day on the river. And not only does it feel so good but it also smells amazing, coconut papaya scent is terrific. I applied it last night and it was the first thing I was looking for after I woke up this morning, seriously, this is good stuff. 

After an excruciating rope burn this week at CrossFit, this little shot of First Aid Shot Theapy "FAST" pain reliever could not have come at a better time. It's a drinkable shot which in its self would seem it would be faster acting, and it totally worked. With all the Ibuprophen I am taking for my foot, I wasn't sure it would make much of a difference and was pleasantly surprised when it did, making me and my beaten up body, a happy camper. 

If you have little girls, you know how important it is for fingernail polish to go on in one coat and dry quickly, otherwise you run the risk of blue polish on the carpet, the furniture and little girl clothes. I was super happy to see that with one coat of SinfulColors Professional Nail Polish the girls had almost no wait for drying and were off without any concern for getting polish on anything. And they both loved the color, which is a big win around here, as rarely can we agree on one bottle of polish. 

Last, but by far my favorite product to review, COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous by LashBlast Mascara. The mascara has two brushes and two different formulas, the first to load volume, thicken and curl lashes and the second is a topcoat that seals in the mascara. The mascara works like waterproof mascara, which with running in all different weather and sweating, is a necessity. I'm in love with this mascara! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

EveryMove Review

EveryMove is an app that I use to Pay it Forward. But EveryMove is really all about motivating people to move, no matter how they do it, and earn real rewards. EveryMove has rewards that you can earn via points that you get when literally just moving, whether that is running and CrossFitting or doing things like yard work or household chores. EveryMove syncs devices (like my Jawbone Up band or like the FitBit devices) and also syncs with other apps (I use MyFitnessPal & MapMyRun all the time, so it's super convienent). So your data, whether you add it manually, or it syncs over, converts into points, which in turn earn you rewards. I usually use my points to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Major Taylor Project or the Outdoors For All Foundation, earning them about a dollar a week, doing nothing more than I normally do anyways. They have tons of other rewards too, like 35% off Cellucor products (which is the PreWorkout I already use) or $100 of a Rebel Treadmill (which is a treadmill desk that I am pretty sure I need at work). 
The coolest part to me is the bonuses you can earn by being more active, if I run and CrossFit then I earn an 'Active Day' bonus, worth even more points. 
And they connect you with other people that use the app. Showing you their points and progress so you can encourage one another. They also recap your progress every month so you can feel super awesome. 
For real, check it out and start earning!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chicken Fried Rice (Done the healthy way!)

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 4 cups organic brown jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb bag of preferred frozen veggies
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  1. Chop thawed chicken breast and place in wok with 1T olive oil, heat to medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. Add broth, cook until chicken is cooked through. Continue to cook chicken in broth at slight boil. 
  2. Meanwhile start cooking brown rice in smaller pan, when rice has absorbed the water, transfer rice (still not completely cooked) into chicken broth mixture. Allow rice, broth and chicken to remain boiling. 
  3. In empty rice pan, heat 1T olive oil over medium heat. Add frozen veggies. Saute 2-3 minutes. Push the veggies to the side a bit and add eggs to the empty part of the pan. Cook 2-3 minutes until fried. Stir into the veggies. Add soy sauce, garlic powder, and chili powder.
  4. When rice is cooked, add veggie mixture to rice and chicken. 
  5. Enjoy!
(Makes approximately 8 cups at 297 calories a serving)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Coffee is Good For You!!!

So today's workout consisted of CrossFit and a terrific 3 mile run on the levee. Also, I feel the need to share this with you from the folks over at 
I used to find it really hard to believe that coffee was actually good for you. But here are a few links that totally back up my need and love for coffee. 

7 Reasons Coffee is Good For You

A Little Coffee May Be Good For You

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Motivation

(I need to remember this.)
(More like, 10+, but who's counting?)
(Lose yourself.)
(So true.)
(Keep working!)