Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Morning at the Gym & Giveaway Winner!

While most NYC runners were enjoying a beautiful morning in Central Park for the Healthy Kidney 10K - one of my favorite races of the year, and one that attracks elite runners from around the world - I was in the gym trying to get my workout done. Workouts like the one this morning make me yearn for the day when Woody and I have a house and are able to have our own gym. Yes, that's a dream of ours. So we don't have to deal with broken machines (we'll be the only ones to blame), dirty equipment, smelly/sweaty/loud gym goers who tune out the world around them, and especially so we can use a piece of equipment whenever we want and don't have to stand in line! All in all, I feel great after the workout but it was just a little frustrating trying to navigate the crowd (and it wasn't as bad as some days).

Yesterday I enjoyed some great meals I thought I'd share with you. I realized I haven't posted any food pictures all week, which may be just fine with some of you, but I know others appreciate healthy meal ideas.

First off was my lunch. I hard boiled a few eggs in the morning and after taking a few weeks off (with only a few exceptions) from bread, I purchased a pack of Trader Joe's sandwich thins on Wednesday. What I came up with was an open faced sandwich - one side hummus and egg, the other laughing cow cheese wedge and zucchini. On the side I had a few slices of beets with green beans and broccoli and of course, an apple. It was delicious.

For dinner I had another rice bowl. I am loving these things! I use a brown rice medly from Trader Joe's and fill it with beans and veggies with a little hummus and a few sliced almonds. Last night the featured veggies were broccoli, red, yellow, and orange peppers, cabbage, green onion, red onion and a few grape tomatoes. The bens were black. Delicious!!! And it smelled fantastic, too! It's really easy and incredibly healthy.

Thank you for reading all of that! I know this is what you're really here for! The Peanut Butter & Co. Giveaway Results!!!

According to the winner is:
(#36) MS. V!!
Ms. V enjoys her peanut butter on organic whole wheat bread and wants to give Crunch Time a try!

Congrats to Ms. V!
(please email me at lmhansen at hotmail dot com)

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway! The response was amazing!!!! And just because you didn't win doesn't mean you shouldn't give PB&Co a try! If you're in NYC, stop by their shop at 240 Sullivan.

Workout Stats -
4mi elliptical
12 mi bike
3x10 overhead tricep extension
3x10 tricep kickback
3x10 tricep dips
3x10 pullovers with dumbells
foam roller & stretching


sarah said...

But how would you get funny gym-people stories if you had a home gym?! That's the best part for me. That rice bowl looks beautiful, by the way. I love me some bibimbap.

Michelle Elisabeth said...

mmm... that rice bowl looks so delicious, I know what I want for dinner now :)

Barbara said...

Nope , I'm headed for a tablespoon of the PB+Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams after a Road Trip with a friend down to Coldwater , Mi and East on Historic Route 12 that runs from Detroit to Chicago , also known in the OLD days as the Chicago Pike, to Manchester , North thru Chelsea , home of Jeff Daniels , and back to Okemos, We saw a Riverfest in Jonesville , ate at an old drive-up restaurant in Coldwater , saw a Civil War Encampment in the shadows of the huge Michigan International Speeway ( irony there ? Civil War tents , etc. and race cars ? ) , saw runners from 2 different races , hand dinner at Randy's Barbeque , where they smoke their pork to the sounds of a live blues singer , all along Route 12 ! Sorry about the run-on sentence , but it was a run -on day !

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

I love your blog!
amazing workout!
I love your food photos as well- yum!

Robyn said...

Did I seriously miss a PB & Co giveaway?? So not fair :)