Monday, July 7, 2014

How To Get Faster & Healthy Cooking For The Family

Greetings from NJ! So yesterday, Mom, brother, Stella girl and I packed up the car and drove 8 hours and 20 minutes to NJ. It was actually a really easy drive - no traffic and perfect weather…

This one's getting framed

We made it home just in time for dinner. My dad is the grill master, but he took some advice from the fish guy and put olive oil on the grill to make the grill experience more exciting. It worked. The fish still came out yummy…if not a little brown around the edges :)

Stella and I are sleeping in my brother's room for the short time we're in town. I'm trying to get her used to studio living for when we have no money and are forced to live in one room…

I brought a ton of healthy food options from home, so for breakfast, I had a bowl of Kashi cereal with almond milk. I've mentioned this in many previous posts, but it is possible to eat healthy when traveling. I just make sure to have the same food options I have at home to ensure I keep on track

This morning, mom and I went to my high school's track for a quick 30 minute workout. I ran a 5K (3.1 miles) in 27 minutes. Getting faster everyday! It was about 90 degrees when we were on the track. It was awful, but we did it! Mom walked about 7 laps around. 

I wish I could ramble about the keys to speed, but in all honesty, I'm not really sure how this happened. I have ideas. I took a long break  - I was only running 2-4 miles per week from March 16th - April 26th, and then again from May 4th - May 24th. I crossed trained a ton - elliptical and walking along with barre strength classes helping my glutes, abs, quads and hamstrings. And that's about it. I give the most credit to the strength workouts. A strong body = strong running. So if you're struggling, try scaling back a bit with your milage and add in fun cross training activities.

Avg Pace

I went to the grocery store after work and bought lots of healthy options for me and my family. I love cooking, but since I'm a happy singleton, I'm used to cooking for one. I definitely plan on making some dinners while I'm in town. 

Tonight, I baked the remaining fish with olive oil (no grilling tonight), lemon, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. It came out really good! I made brown rice and veggies as well. 

And although it doesn't stay light outside here as late as in Columbus, the surroundings are pretty nice…

Walk, walk, walk..

What was the last car trip you went on? 

Do you have tips for getting faster? 

How often do you cook dinner? 

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