Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Work It Out: AWESOME!


Workout: 4.13 mi treadmill run in 40 minutes.
Calories: 2200

Woo-hoo, this workout was TOUGH!

I had so much fun with it though, even when I was gasping for air towards the end.

Plus, my personal cheering section was at it again doing her thang!

I was going to post my time, but that was a big waste of time with that shine. Do you love my baby monitor on my treadmill, it’s a great motivation!

Looking at the graph, though makes me think I need to add more of a warm-up/cool down. I’ve never been good at that and now the problem is worse because I’d rather sleep than warm-up in the AM.

The worst thing is trying to get ready when you haven’t really cooled down. Don’t you hate that?

I also wanted to share this flavor combination:

caramelized brussel sprouts & onions + bacon = AWESOME


  1. Stir-fry the brussel sprouts & onions in olive oil until caramelized (~10 minutes)
  2. Add the bacon and cook until cooked to your liking (~10 min) and set aside
  3. In a separate pot, cook some pasta of your choice until al dente.
  4. Drain some of the pasta water, but leave enough to cover the pasta.
  5. Add some onion soup mix or chicken bouillon to your liking.
  6. Combine everything and let stand for 5-10 mins
  7. Enjoy

Seriously, the flavors work really really well together. I make another similar recipe with spinach & bacon but something about the combination and different textures puts this over the top!

On to some blogworld fun, this is my entry into the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD compliments of the always awesome/hilarious SkinnyRunner!

I never ever ever win anything, but I'm always up for trying :) Go on over and enter for yourselves, she’s giving away some awesome loot!

It’s official, I think I’ve set the world record for the # of times the word AWESOME has been used in a blog post. Go me!

Off to watch AI :)