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Monday, August 6, 2012

Olympic Test

Happy Monday!!
I hope your week got off to a good start today, and if not, tomorrow is a new day right?!
We had a great weekend!
  • Wicked
  • Wheelers Farm
  • Olympic Marathon
I know this picture has been posted on about a million other blogs, but how amazing are these women! Seriously. When Flanagan crossed the finish line and fell to her knees I just wanted to get down and crawl over to her and pick her up.I have never ran a marathon in 2:37? and probably never will..  What a team. They inspire me for sure!
  • A hike with this handsome guy
This morning I had planned to go to GPP first thing but a certain little boy woke up at 4:30 am and demanded blues clues. Yep. Blues Clues. Three hours to be exact. I tried to fall asleep but was interrupted after every episode… MAAAAILTIIIIME….
I decided to push back my workout to a later time in the morning and made a little breakfast in hopes to catch a little energy.
3 eggs + 1 whole egg, spinach, mushrooms, and peppers. Along with half of a frozen banana and almond butter that was devoured while my eggs cooked.
Mid morning I whipped up a protein shake to take on the go for post workout, along with lunch because I had some errands to run this afternoon and knew I wouldn’t make it home in time for lunch.
In the mix:
  • 1 C. Almond milk Vanilla unsweetened
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 scoop elite Egg Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Ice
I went to GPP for the WOD then did a quick 3 mile run after.
I totally ate in the car while running errands- Lucky me even forgot a fork. Totally classy.
When I got home and got the twinners down for a nap I was craving cake.
Microwave Blueberry Muffin
I haven’t made one of these forever. Mainly because I only have ONE can of pumpkin left…
Mix together:
  • 1/2 C. pumpkin
  • 1/2 C. egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3-4 drops of NuStevia Vanilla Drops
  • 1/4 C. Frozen Blueberries
Cook in microwave for 5 minutes.
Workout #2
When Brent got home from work, I went to Body Attack and then did half of this workout I created earlier. I was sweating after just one round!
I have been loving watching the Olympic sprint competitions and wanted to see how fast I can push myself. Watching them has definitely been motivating to get my training in!
Ready, Set. BANG!
Dinner came after another fun park trip!
These two would swing ALL day if I would let them. I don’t mind taking them to the park everyday. It gets a little energy out for them and their excitement for the park makes me smile.
Dinner came together pretty quick.
Roasted yellow squash, simple spinach salad and some grilled chicken covered in Walden Farm Honey Dijon Dressing.
I am loving all the fresh veggies, I have collected from friends gardens… I really may start my own next year but I’m afraid plants come to my house to die.
Now, I’m just relaxing on the couch with a little Olympic Gymnastics. I should probably go to bed just in case someone wakes up again.. (he usually sleeps great, but lately I think he has just been dreaming blue clues.. or maybe cause it’s the only time of the day we have to actually watch TV?)
Pretty good start of the week!
Question of the day:
Which Olympian inspires you?
Do you have a garden?


  1. Hey Candice!
    I found your blog through Janetha and thought I'd finally comment. Your twins are adorable and I love your workouts! That Tabata sprint workout looks great! For the rest periods--do you take it down to walking for the short 10 secs or do you completely stop and jump to sides of treadmill? When I'm doing HIIT intervals I've tried to do the hop to the side then jump back on--but I almost fell off the treadmill--lol--I feel like it's more efficient to ease down to walking then ramp it up to sprinting while you're still on the treadmill.
    Thanks! :)

  2. Sounds like a very nice weekend! The hike picture is too cute. Ahhh kids...its funny how you kind of have to move to an on the fly schedule as they dictate what really happens ;)

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend for sure! I would love to have a garden too, but I am very intimidated! Yikes! Maybe we should challenge each other to just do it next summer! Have a great day!

  4. Sounds like you had a great weekend!
    I'm always inspired by the olympic athletes! So incredible.
    I wish I grew some veggies this year, but sadly I didn't get the chance. I'm hoping next year to actually just do it!

  5. The Olympics is definitely inspiring! I was definitely sprinting it out with some of the prelims yesterday!!!! :) And I love that Kara & Shalane pic! Love those girls!