Since I will be going to a work event after work today, I was told I could come in a little later. Which meant I could sleep in until 6:00 (woo hoo!) this morning. It’s amazing how much of a difference starting my run 15 minutes later really makes. The sun actually rose in the middle of my run, rather then at the end, so I got to run at least half of it in the morning light. There’s something about that early morning light that makes runs so calming and peaceful.
I definitely underestimated how much time I could actually sleep in, as I still arrived to work at a decent time. Curse my ability to be out the door at 8:00 no matter what! Oh well, that just means I can leave a little earlier on Friday instead. I have no problems with that at all. J
o Distance: 5.42 Miles
o Time: 58 mins 24 secs
I also did another wonderful ab routine involving my $1 Ab Ball. I also threw in some full extension crunches, 3 count sit ups with pulses, bicycle crunches (on the ball), 30 second planks, and lastly some back work. Hopefully I will be sore again tomorrow. I really feel my abs starting to change!
Yesterday while I was watching the Racheal Ray Show ( I may or may not DVR it while I’m at work J ) she did a segment on Ricotta Cheese and made Cannoli Cones using sweetened ricotta cheese, fruit and an ice cream cone. I thought that was an adorable idea and used it as inspiration for my breakfast this morning.
All I did was mix a teaspoon of honey to a ¼ cup of part skim ricotta cheese to sweeten it up. I cut up three strawberries to add to the mixture and then added a ½ cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch for the crunch effect the canolli shell provides and then ½ cup of 365 Brand Peanut Butter Puffs, simply because I like Peanut Butter. J
It really did taste like a Cannoli! I actually think some chocolate chips would have pushed it over the top, but I try to keep chocolate out of my breakfast as much as I can. J This was also a great way to add some dairy to my diet, as I always seem to be lacking it. I’ve never really been experimental with Ricotta Cheese, but I think Racheal Ray has inspired me to try new things. I knew religiously watching her show would come in handy one day!