Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend Recap! Run For The Cure!!

Good afternoon Beautiful,

I don’t even know where to begin. This weekend, well, hasn’t been my typical weekend. My weekends usually consist of waking up whenever my little butt feels like getting out of bed. Doing basically nothing all day, staying up late at night and then going to bed and doing it over again. On Friday night I was in bed by eleven, and Saturday morning I had my alarm set for 8am so I could get up and go to Crossfit for 10am with my friend Katie. I hated waking up to an alarm on Saturday morning. Obviously I wanted to go to Crossfit with Katie, but sleeping was sooo tempting. Luckily when I met up with Katie I learned that she isn’t a morning person as well.
We made our way to Crossfit and I was nervous because it’d been a while since I had gone to Crossfit and I knew I had a run on Sunday (today) so I didn’t want my body to be completely immobile from this intense workout. The first thing I did when we got there was check the WOD board to find out what the Workout of the Day was, and of course it was 100% squats. This was the WOD:
30 Overhead Squats 95#
40 Front Squats 65#
30 Overhead Squats 95#
Every time you set down the barbell (including weight changes) you had to complete 15 double unders and 6 burpees.
I obviously did not do this exact workout because I’m not a Crossfit goddess and I don’t have the strength in my body to do this, so the coach said we could do this:
30 front squats (I used just a 35# bar)
40 back squats (I added 20# onto the 35# bar)
30 front squats (I used just a 35# bar)
Then for every time we set down the bar, do 30 singles and 6 burpees.
We had a 25 minute cap on the workout, and I finished in 18:03 – not bad! But, like I had anticipated, I can’t really bed over, or bend down, or walk properly today.
Before I get into that however, on Friday I used one of the pre-mixed packages of gluten free goodness from the wonderful ladies at Allergic Solutions. I made yeast-free, gluten-free, dairy-free bread! It was so unbelievably easy thanks to the premade mix! These are the only things I needed to use:
All ingredients

The final product!

I dug right in!
When I made the mixture, it turned into almost a dough, and because I don’t have a bread tin, I decided to make some muffins! The recipe called for baking a whole loaf of the bread for a little over an hour, but because I made muffins, it only took about 20 minutes for them to finish. As soon as they came out of the oven I had to try them. I used some butter with it and it was delish. The recipe also calls for chia seeds, but I only had organic flax seeds so I ground those up and used them as part of the mixture. The main flour sources in this mix is Chickpea Flour and Tapioca Flour, neither are paleo BUT they are both gluten free so it’s a nice cheat when I’m feeling like bread! Thank god for the premade mixture of flour because lord knows I would have somehow screwed it up if I would have had to do this alone (I can cook fine, but when it comes to baking, I have no patience!).
Overall, this mix is amazing if you’re sensitive to gluten and/or are trying to avoid gluten. The mixes are fairly reasonably priced at $8.99 and you can purchase them online at www.allergicsolution.com. I love this company and so far their products are so great. Tomorrow I’ll be making vanilla cupcakes, so stay tuned for that review as well!
Saturday after Crossfit, I set out to find myself a GPS watch so that I could quit guessing at how far I was running and actually know for sure how far and how fast I’m going. It took a little while to find one that was within my price range (I was so not willing to spend $400 on a GPS watch – please, there are free apps for that stuff, but unfortunately my Blackberry kind of sucks and none of the apps actually work for me, but don’t get me started on that!), but I eventually found one at Sport Chek, and it works great! It’s a Nike+ Sport Watch with a TomTom GPS in it! Check it out! J

I also picked up some Nuun Hydration tabs when I got my watch. I’ve heard a lot about these but I’ve never tried them myself. Have you ever used them? What did you think of them? I’m interested to know!
 
I wore the watch out last night when we went for a walk downtown to check out Nuit Blanche and I tracked almost a 10km walk with it! It’s awesome! We saw a lot of really neat stuff at Nuit Blanche last night, but we didn’t stay out too late wandering the streets because 1. My legs were jelly from that Crossfit workout earlier yesterday, and 2. I had to be up even earlier today to head to Oshawa for Run for the Cure.
 I had to be up at 7 today, which sucked because I couldn’t sleep in again! I picked up Jenny at about 8am downtown and we were on our way to Whitby to meet up with Michelle (Push.Pump.Progress) to head to the run. There were two other girls that ran with the three of us, and two or three guys (I can’t remember them all!). Because my legs were like cement, I took my time and Jenny and I ran really nice and steady through the whole thing. We stopped to walk for about 30 seconds at the water station, but we plowed through the rest and finished with a great time of 32:49. It was Jenny’s first race and I think she had a lot of fun! She even mentioned that she’ll be signing up to run the Toronto Women’s 8km race at the end of October – I think she’s caught a bit of the running bug! Michelle and I also ran into another Sweat Pink and FitFluential Ambassador, Katy from Fit In Heels, here are some pictures from the event!
Jenny & I

The Group of Girls

Katy, Michelle and I

Overall this has been a great weekend, but it’s probably not surprising that I got home from all this morning’s crazy funness and crawled into bed for a nap. When I woke up though, I made some paleo, gluten free, dairy free, raw chocolate icing to go with the cupcakes I will be making tomorrow. Check it out… J

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients
½ cup of pre-soaked cashews (3-4 hours)
½ cup or organic cocoa powder
½ cup of coconut oil
¼ organic agave nectar

Directions
1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processer (or magic bullet like I did) and blend until it’s creamy.
THAT’S IT!! It’s delicious, it tastes like dark chocolate, it’s not super sweet and it’s a lot healthier than any icing you buy elsewhere. How easy was that?! I’ll be using this recipe a lot when doing baking (I use the words “a lot” loosely since I NEVER bake). Feel free to share any fun and easy recipes with me (dairy and gluten free please!) and I will definitely attempt them at some point!
How was your weekend? Did you participate in any of the Run for the Cure events? Did you do any other races, or did you get to chill out and relax?
Also! You only have 24 more hours to enter my Eat-Clean Diet giveaway! You can see what you'll be entering for here, but basically it's the biggest freakin' giveaway I've ever done and I'm so excited to see who will win it tomorrow! Click here to be taken directly to the giveaway page! You don't want to miss out on this - it's SO MUCH FUN! :)
Stay sweet.
xoxo

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks! It was a pretty laid back race and it wasn't chipped so it was nice to just get out and go for the run!

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  2. what a great recap!! i definitely want to try your icing out as well! that looks awesome! spa love!

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    1. OHHH my god... you should. It's taking every ounce of self control to not go eat it with a spoon right now.

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  3. OH
    Im in for that mix.
    18 years GF here...need some muffins :-)

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    1. You can check out allergicsolutions.com to buy any of the g-free mixes!! Definitely worth a try!

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