Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekend Workouts (and a delicious breakfast!)

This is going to be quick because I have a few errands to run before the USA v Canada gold medal men's hockey game this afternoon. (GO USA!!)

While I'm still not feeling 100%, I had two pretty great workouts this weekend. They were very similar to each other, 65 minutes on the elliptical (really pumping up the intensity) followed by 20 minutes on the bike. I kept thinking of all the runners running Gasparilla today, hoping it was going well and they were having fun! After cardio yesterday I did an ab workout with crunches on a stability ball, and single and double leg extensions, then 3x10 each of bicep and hammer curls, 3x12 seated row, and 3x10 front arm extensions then quite a bit of stretching. Today featured 3x10 side bends, each side using a 20lb weight, 3x15 each side twists using a cable machine and 25lbs of weight, traditional and side planks, 3x10 hip extensions and again, lots of stretching. I felt good after both workouts and no sinus headaches!

After the gym this morning I was craving eggs for breakfast and decided to make an egg sandwich! I started by heating up some onion and thin slices of yellow squash and zucchini before adding in 3 egg whites and half a yolk with a little warm water (I find it makes the eggs fluffier) and some pepper. It turned out so well! I cooked it like an omelete then put it on an Arnold's Sandwich Thin with mild salsa. A banana and some kiwi on the side, plus a cup of Carribou Coffee, finished off the meal perfectly! Great protein, veggies, whole grains and fruit to feed my soul and muscles after a long workout!

How has your weekend been? Any great workouts or races?!?!

I'm off. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have fun cheering on TEAM USA!!


Robyn said...

Great workouts!! My fave meal post Saturday morning run is to make an egg sandwiche. OK it's one of my fave meals any time of day! And it's so easy to take whatever veggies you have on hand and add to the eggs.

Toni said...

I love eggs and eat them almost everyday. Great job on your workout, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

Mmm, I love egg dishes. I'm thinking of making a baked breakfast casserole soon. As for weekend workouts, I had a successful 15-miler on Saturday. Thank goodness the park roads were (mostly) clear!