After my double shift yesterday, I needed to sleep in today! Thank goodness for my dear husband, who (somewhat begrudgingly) offered to walk Bodhi this morning. That meant I finally got to wait until I felt fully rested to get out of bed. Oddly enough, I couldn’t sleep that late! I was tossing and turning by 10am and was out the door by 10:30 for a jog with the pup.
The weather is so nice, but it’s pretty warm in the sun, so we ran/walked about 5.25 miles so Bodhi wouldn’t get overheated. And, instead of running around the usual loop, we zigged and zagged through the Ramble, which was a lot of fun!
When we got back home, I wasn’t really hungry, but I’ve picked up the afternoon shift at work so I knew I’d need some serious nutrients to recover from the run, get me to and through work, and home again.
This month’s Runner’s World has a great article called “Easy Upgrades: Get more nutrition out of already healthy foods by adding one ingredient.” I wanted to make another green monster so I pulled the cocoa powder out of the cabinet and added it to the mix. Actually, I added a lot to this one!
3 handfuls baby spinach
1/2 container honey Chobani
1 medium banana
1/4 c. oats
1 T. chia seeds
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 scoop vanilla Jay Robb protein powder
1/2 T. smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup water
6 ice cubes
I’ve been sipping this bad boy for over an hour and still have a ways to go. I think I’ll be thoroughly satisfied through my shift tonight!