Costco and Fruit Salad

Hello!

It’s been a few days since I’ve written! Let’s rewind back to Friday; I went and saw Cinderella with my main squeeze and it was so cute! Even he liked it, and he’s not one for fairy tale movies. There was a little girl crying in the theatre during the movie saying, “It’s just so sad!!” Seriously, too cute.

On Saturday Cody’s family came down to see us and we spent the day walking around UW and the Asian market in the international district. His mom bought us this yummy octopus that we had for lunch on Sunday! Yum yum yum!

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I always make us an egg white and veggie scramble on the weekends accompanied by some fruit. We get up at different times during the week so I like eating breakfast together when we can!

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And then we went to one of my favourite places in the whole entire world; CostCo!!!

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He thought I was taking a picture of him, but really I was just trying to capture that delicious looking watermelon in the background… 😉

And as soon as we got home I got right to work making this masterpiece. Fruit is one of the greatest things on earth.

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Moving onto my workouts! I took Saturday off because family was here, but the last few days were full of sweaty workouts!

On Sunday I ran 6 miles. It was a good time.

Yesterday I did a full body weight workout at the gym:

Leg Extensions 3×12 with 10 jump squats between sets

Barbell bicep curls 3×10

Close grip lat pulls 3×10

Wide grip lat pulls 3×10

Triceps pull downs 3×10

Bench 1×12, 3×10, & 1×5

Lateral shoulder raises 3×10

I then drove to Green Lake and ran 3 miles in the POURING DOWN RAIN. I loved running in the rain. I didn’t listen to any music. I just ran, listening to the rain, my footsteps, and my breathing. It was glorious.

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And today I did the elliptical for 30 minutes, ran 2 miles on the treadmill, and did some HIIT circuits which included a kettle bell, a box jump, my own body weight, and some mountain climbers.

I’ve been having a fruit and veggie smoothie/juice everyday at lunch and I feel so good. It’s amazing what a little extra beets, spinach, and fruit can do for you!!

Last but not least…the Microsoft Health team gave me a Microsoft band!! It is so awesome. It has a gps which I tested out yesterday during my run and it was spot on! It shows you your splits, average pace, where you were slowest/fastest on your route, and your calorie burn. It is so awesome. Yesterday my average pace was 8 minutes and 41 seconds!

It also tracks your calorie burn, steps, and heart rate throughout the entire day. I find myself looking at the band and the app on my phone all the time. The last part of the bracelet that I love is the sleep tracker. I tested it out last night and I did not sleep well…

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I woke up 9 times…and only had 17 minutes of restful sleep. WHAT THE HECK!? No wonder I’m tired every morning!

Alright, now that I’ve babbled your ear off I’ll let you go! Props to you if you made it this far!

Have a great day!

xoxo,

Shan! ❤

Running with Kiera and random stuff

It was so hard to get up this morning. I am so very thankful that it is Friday!!! This is what I have to see and smell everyday at work…

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The muffins that the baker makes (not pictured) are the best muffins in the world. I have a strong relationship with baked goods. We can just say that the extra carbs are good fuel for my runs 😉

But then for lunch I had a juice along with some meat and veggie stir fry that I made last night! The juices that I make are pretty darn delicious!

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Beets, lemon, orange, and ginger! So tasty! I don’t really like beets that much…But I still love this juice. In the background of the picture I am watching Law & Order: SVU. Who watches this? It is one of my favourite shows and always will be ❤

Today after work I went to the gym and did a quick workout which included the elliptical, the box jump, and a kettle bell. I tried out burpee box jumps today and they were kind of hard… 😉

But then afterwards my main squeeze and I took one of my customer’s dogs for a run in the rain! She is THE BEST running dog ever! She stays right by your side the whole time, plus she is extremely cute.

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And then she shook right as Cody was snapping the picture! I got extra wet thanks to our running partner! I just love running with dogs!11149058_943200919045118_218927422_n

The boy and I are off to go watch Cinderella now! Has anybody seen it? I just love fairytales and I love love love when they remake the movies with real people!

I hope that you have all had a good week full of running!

xoxo, Shan ❤

March 30 Workout

Yesterday I took a jog outside around Greenlake and it felt so good! It was the perfect weather; overcast with a breeze but not too cold. I am very picky when it comes to the perfect running temperature.

Anywho, today I went to the gym and did a bis and tris workout with 30 minutes of cardio at the end!

Here it is! 🙂

DB bicep curls 3*12

DB hammer curls 3*12

Cable curls 3*12

Triceps dips on bench 3*12

Triceps extensions 3*12

And I ended with 15 minutes on the stair climber and 15 minutes on the elliptical! While I was doing my cardio I read this book…

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It is so good and I am in love! But after doing my arm workout it was hard to turn the pages 😉

After my workout I ate my favourite post-workout snack accompanied by a blended soy latte with vanilla stevia drops added into it! Delicious!

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It really hits the spot.

Not only is it important to fuel yourself properly after training, but it is extremely important to start the day off with the right fuel and nutrients! I have been loving this breakfast —>

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Plain greek yogurt with strawberries and pumpkin flax granola! I also add in a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia to add some flavor to the yogurt. It is oh so good.

Make today great! ❤