hey there! welcome to another week. the last full week in august, can you believe it?!
wow.. a lot of you like your cardio! i was surprised at the number of people who chimed in with their adoration for cardio. i am sorry, but i can’t relate. hand me some dumbbells and i am a happy girl.
a happy girl, but a sore girl. i have DOMS to the point of where i have been hobbling around all day. i had a killer total body workout on saturday and i am feeling it today.
i believe that, in addition to drinking lots of water, the best way to treat DOMS is to get up and get moving! that is exactly what i did today after work.
i wasn’t sure what to do today, so i made up this somewhat entertaining 40 minute (including cool down) interval routine. i increased the speed gradually (by 0.3) during each 6 minute set. i increased the incline gradually for the first 3 sets and then decreased the incline gradually for the last 3 sets.. kind of like a pyramid outline. the cool down was 4 minutes long.
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total distance: 4.25 miles, total time: 40 minutes
max HR: 180, average HR: 159, calories burned: 350
i know i promised to show you all our farmers market feast we had yesterday.. but the photos are on my mom’s camera. SO.. i am skipping right to tonight’s dinner, which was equally as awesome.
when i got home, i immediately got started on dinner.
i chopped two russet potatoes and two sweet potatoes into strips and coated them in these two guys:
we just picked up that garlic seasoning from costco yesterday. it is used to make garlic bread, but i decided it would make excellent garlic fries!
i laid the fries out onto baking sheets:
i baked the fries ad 425 degrees for about 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes.
marshall was the man of the grill tonight. he grilled corn on the cob and all natural grass fed beef hamburger patties (from the farmers market).
i worked on the fixings.. farmers market lettuce, garden tomatoes, avocado & pickles.
ketchup, mustard, vegenaise.
marshall brought in the grilled goods.
burgers with cheddar!
i ate my dinner along side a tall glass of unsweetened iced tea.
the burgers were cooked to perfection.
you can really taste the difference between all natural, grass fed beef and conventional beef. try it, you’ll like it!
i was in charge of dessert and i had something stuck in my head all day. peaches and vanilla bean ice cream. my favorite dessert ever. i decided to put a twist on things and grill the peaches!
first, i sliced the peaches in half and sprayed them with olive oil (so they wouldn’t stick to the grill)
before putting the peaches on the grill, i mixed together a simple glaze.
i eyeballed the measurements of each ingredient: cinnamon, agave and vanilla extract.
next, i placed the peaches sliced side down on the grill. it was set to medium heat.
i closed the lid. after about five minutes, i flipped the peaches and coated them with my glaze.
i closed the lid and let them cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. i removed them from the grill and called them done.
you want to make sure you use nice, soft peaches so they get all squishy and gooey.
i served the peaches atop a bed of vanilla bean ice cream, since we have it coming out our ears! (wedding leftovers.)
i loved the way the hot peach melted the frozen ice cream and the flavors tied together perfectly. very similar to hot peach cobbler a la mode!
this was a great dinner.. i am soaking up all the chances to use the grill, because at the rate time is going these days… it will be snowing before we know it!
one last thing before i go, the winner of the organic dog treat cookbook gift set!
very ironic since she had a penny of her own :) congrats, christine! please email me your mailing information and i will get your gift set out ASAP. thanks to everyone for entering! it was so fun reading about all your dogs.
it’s late! time to hit the hay!
1. do you grill fruits? what is your favorite fruit to grill? obviously mine is peaches, but i also love grilled pineapple! i want to experiment with more grilled fruits.. i hear grilled plums are excellent.
2. DOMS: love it or hate it? as crazy as it sounds.. i LOVE having DOMS! i especially love getting massages when i have DOMS.
xo. janetha g.