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I am a TRI-er Now!

Posted Feb 16 2013 3:13pm
This weekend I am participating in a triathlon of sorts... and one that I am thoroughly enjoying.

Joanna is hosting a triathon from Friday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th, wherein the entrants are to take part in a yoga session, go for a run, and do some baking.  You can read all about it on her blog .

YOGA

I have done yoga twice this past week. I borrowed a couple of DVDs from the library and tried them both.  They are both Hatha yoga, and being a newb that doesn't mean anything to me, but it might to you if you are yoga-savvy.  I didn't care for the first session... too many eye exercises and breathing before the movements started... but I did find out that I love the CORPSE pose and the deep relaxation at the end of the session.  I almost fell asleep.

Then yesterday, as part of this triatholon, I tried the second DVD. It was more to my liking and again, I loved the deep relaxation at the end. I actually looked up at the tv screen once to see if the DVD had stopped because it felt like I had been laying there idle for so long.



RUN

Our run today was the ususal 5km around the neighborhood... the sun was shining so brilliantly and warmly through our windows this morning... just beautiful. The Captain asked if I would be willing to run a bit earlier than we normally do so he could be home to watch the opening draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on tv at 11 a.m.   That is a national ladies curling competition in Canada and for curling fans, a very big deal!

So we had breakfast by 8:15 and were out the door at 9:30.  It was sunny and beautiful but there was a really strong wind coming from the S.W. - about 35 kmp - and it was into our faces for much of the first half of the route.  But in spite of that, we finished in 35:12 which is a good time for me.

My legs are feeling really strong lately and I wish my breathing was easier... that is what holds me back. Great to be out there though and it was a good run.

W3 R 35:12 @ 10.5/1 W3
stretch 10 minutes




After peeling off our jackets and shoes and drinking some water, I made us each a smoothie with some FRS Healthy Defense.  I won 5 cases recently in a giveaway and we both really like it.  The Captain's smoothie was made with one bottle of FRS, a banana, and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder... I made mine with powdered egg whites instead of the protein powder.





BAKE

I decided to make a batch of peanut butter cookies, using a very simple, flourless recipe. It's been a while since I made cookies and I am now at the point with my new food plan where I know they won't tempt me at all, so I thought it might be nice to make some for The Captain... who has not given up peanut butter or sugar!  I made them with Adams natural chunky peanut butter and he seemed quite pleased... ate 5 of them almost immediately....  Guess that is his way of participating in the BAKE leg of the triathlon.

|Peanut Butter Cookies
makes 22 cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Cream the peanut butter and white sugar together.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Scoop dough with a 1 Tbs measure and make golf ball sized mounds and place about an inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Lightly flatten each with a fork.
  5. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes at 325F.
  6. When they come out of the oven they will be soft so leave them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Per cookie.
Weight Watchers P+ = 3.
Calories 111; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 11g; Fat 6g; Fibre 1g.




So what fun stuff are you up to this weekend?

Are you taking part in Joanna's Triathlon?

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