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Chia Seeds Stick To Your Teeth

by Meghann on April 17, 2012

There was a great article in Women’s Running Magazine this month about running with your pooch.


Under the section that breaks down which breeds are best for speed, you’ll never guess what I found…


Jack Russell terriers.

But I already knew that. ;)

There was a similar article in Runner’s World a year or two ago that said the same thing, which was really the article that prompted me to take Maddie on runs with me in the first place. At first I was afraid her little legs wouldn’t be able to handle it, but as the article states above, “Jack Russell terriers might be little, but they relish a good run.” True enough.

I took Maddie out for a 4 mile run this morning. True to the article, she relished every minute of it. We kept an average 9 minute pace and Maddie grinned from ear-to-ear the entire 36 minutes.

After our run, I broke out a mat and completed the Under the Sea workout as part of the Tone it Up bikini challenge series.

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The Tone it Up girls made a great video (can be found HERE) where they complete one set of the workout. I followed the video for the first set so I could get a handle on the moves, then popped on Mad Men while I finished up the final two.

I really enjoyed the leg-heavy workout, but it took me a while to figure out the Crab Crunch (my arms weren’t sure where to go) and my balance was way off with the Seahorse (I fell hard. Twice.). Besides that, the moves were easy to follow and a fun. :)

My breakfast this morning was inspired by Brittany’s Chia Pudding with Rolled Oats


I followed her recipe last night (minus the banana and I switched out the vanilla protein powder for chocolate), then let it chill in the fridge over night. This morning I topped the chia pudding with fresh strawberries and a handful of Kashi Go Lean Crisp to give it a little crunch. Chia pudding has an almost slimy texture, so I highly recommend a little granola on top to break it up a bit.


As I said, the pudding texture if a little different, but after a couple of bites I started to really like it. Just watch out for gelled chia seeds in your teeth – trust me – they will stick there.


Time to kick on this gorgeous day!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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