Friday, April 2, 2010

It IS A Good Friday

The sun is shining, it is warmer than average, and my day started out on a good note, and I will be sure it stays on that path.
I went to a great event this morning co-sponsored by the STOP Obesity Alliance and the National Eating Disorders Association. I have a lot to say about it, so I will hold off until Monday.

First, my heel is still bothering me. I have found that starting the day on the stationary bike does help. I think it loosens the muscles without putting any pressure on the heel. I have an appointment with a podiatrist Monday morning and hopefully I will get some good news then, or at least a better plan of attack. I'm scheduled to run the Scotland Run 10K in the park tomorrow for which I will go pick up my number this afternoon, but I'm not sure if I can actually do it. I don't want to make it worse. I was really hoping this would be cleared up by now. I need to run! This beautiful weather makes it even more frustrating.

Yesterday afternoon I hit up the gym for strength training. I did a few a couple things I don't usually do, so it was a nice change up. Variety is the key to life, even when it comes to food and fitness! I finished my workout with a little more time on the bike and a date with the foam roller! Stats are at the end.

After the workout I came home to make a delicious and nutritious lunch - an open face sandwich on whole grain bread with hummus and hard boiled eggs (1 egg, 2 whites), cooked eggplant and wax beans (low in sodium, high in Vitamin C, folate, and iron) and an apple. I've realized lately that hummus can be combined with a wide variety of foods with great results.

For dinner last night, I slightly adapted a recipe in the latest issue of the Food Network Magazine. This salad sounded fantastic and I had to try it. I decided to make it our main dish however, rather than a side dish and added roman beans to add some fiber and meatiness. Since it was just for the two of us, I figured one head of escarole would be enough, and that was a mistake. The volume decreases quite a bit after boiling. Nevertheless, we had enough food to fill us up, as I also boiled a few of the small potatoes left from the farmers market and made a small batch of homemade pita chips. The salad was great and loaded with healthy ingredients, but it was definitely the most time consuming salad I have ever made! With that in mind, I do think I will try it again because the combination of textures, flavors and the simple ingredients made it stand out from the typical salad. Plus, I love feta cheese!!

My weekend TV picks:
Friday: 9pm Eastern - Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is on tonight.
Saturday: 6:07pm Eastern - Michigan State v Butler NCAA Final Four game

The weather is going to be great this weekend (at least in some parts) - how are you going to enjoy it? (and don't forget the sunblock!)

Workout Stats -
4/1 afternoon:
100 crunches
3x10 of each: leg extensions, leg curls, ab machine assisted crunches, lat pull down, bicep curls, overhead extended arm side bend (from SELF)
4.5mi bike
lots of stretching
2mi walk

60min bike
1mi walk


Robyn said...

Yum, looks good to me! How do you find time to go to so many events and speaking engagements?

shelby @ eatdrinkrun said...

First, that eggplant looks delicious, and I've never said that about eggplant that wasn't deep fried and covered in cheese. Is it just roasted or what?

Second, I hope you make it out tomorrow! It's going to be a great race. But if not...well at least you have an awesome Scotland baseball cap now, right? :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oooooh that hummus and egg sandwich looks amazing! I know what I'll be doing with the rest of my hummus :)

Nishant said...

gorgeous look
data entry work from home

Anne said...

I hope you get good news for the heel. The weather here is amazing and I'm totally enjoying every minute!! Today, hubby and I ran 9 miles - my longest run so far :)

Garden Runner said...

Wow, the hard boiled egg/hummus sandwich looks delicious. I'll have to try that tomorrow morning. Love your blog, Lisa!!! Hope your heel isn't bothering you too much and that you had a great Easter.