Going to bed with a plan for my Saturday morning workout is a tactic that really works well for me because I tend to want to lounge around on weekend mornings and put off my workout. I know I should workout right away because I always feel better when I get some exercise in first thing in the morning.
I promise I am in the pictures above. It might be hard to see me because of my iridescent skin.
After Ryan took these picture he said, “Wow! Am I as pale as you!?”
Grrr. I sent Sadie to attack him instantly and then turned the camera on him to show him that his skin is white as well (though not quite as white as mine, I’ll admit).
Please excuse our sleepy looking faces. It’s not natural to take pictures 10 minutes after you roll out of bed at 7 a.m. 🙂
My run with Sadie was great! It was a complete 180 from our short run together on Thursday when my legs felt like rocks.
This whole run felt like a breeze and the weather was gorgeous. We ran about 6.25 miles at a nice, easy pace.
Sadie succeeded in making me feel instantly unathletic when she grabbed a stick to run and jump around with for the first half of our fifth mile. Where does this dog get her energy!?
Once we arrived home, my tummy wanted food!
Rewards of Running
When I work out, I often think about what I want to eat when I get home.
After a nice, long run, I knew I wanted a special breakfast for a post-run reward.
A little over a month ago, I made ricotta-stuffed French toast and Ryan and I fell in love with the creation! This morning I thought I’d try another variation: Raspberry ricotta stuffed French toast!
I began by soaking an Arnold sandwich thin in a mixture of egg whites and cinnamon before letting the French toast cook on the griddle.
While the French toast was cooking, I made the raspberry-ricotta filling by combining ricotta cheese, cinnamon and thawed frozen raspberries.
Soon my French toast was ready to be stuffed!
Of course I added a lil’ syrup and several dashes of nutmeg (love this spice) before digging in.
This running reward was the perfect way to start the day after a sweaty run! I even liked this version better than the original ricotta stuffed French toast.
This weekend is the final weekend of our big move!
Though all the furniture is in our new place, we still have a few car-loads worth of stuff in the old place as well as the “final clean” (ahhhhhhh!) to accomplish within the next two days.
Better get to it!
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far! 😀