It was a good running weekend for me. Yesterday I ran about three miles with my friend and her dog. It was a rare opportunity to go for a jog with a childhood friend–my friend who always thought she’d never be a runner. I’m really proud of her for getting out there and next month we’ll be doing a 5K together. I believe her first race ever which will be so much fun!
Today I was getting antzy after going to church and then doing some chores around my apartment. I hung some some paintings on the wall as well as a mirror and I baked some homemade muffins (recipe below and another one from my Runner’s Cookbook so I sort of think they must be healthy…right?) So after some work in the apartment I needed to move my legs so it was either the gym or outside and being the beautiful spring day it was I decided another run was in order. So I hit the trails making one large loop down the W&O D Trail and then back up the Four-Mile Run trail. Basically it was a mixture of the flat, sunny part of W&O D and then the shaded hilly side of Four-Mile. I took my watch with me and clocked in at 5 miles at 47 minutes so not too bad considering it was just a nice Sunday jog and I have not been running much lately.
I came home and made a delicious tropical smoothie (my own concoction and it is reallllly good…so good I feel like I’m on vacation at the beach). Enjoy my treats below all using frozen berries and other delicious goodness.
Mixed Berry Muffins
(The Runner’s Cookbook compiled by Alison Wade; recipe recommended by Sam Burley, a track and field All-American. The recipe originally called for just blueberries but I mixed it up a bit.)
- ½ cup soft margarine
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 2 cups mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat eggs, add sugar, milk and margarine.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder.
- Add first mixture to dry ingredients.
4. Add berries.
5. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
6. Makes 12 large muffins or 24 small muffins.
- Handful of ice
- Handful of mixed fruit (strawberries, mango and pineapple)
- 2 cups Simply Limeade
- a little bit of cut up lime (not using the rind)
- 1-2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein (25 g protein)
Mix all ingredients in blender and enjoy!