Healthy Hump Day...

Healthy Hump Day...
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As I retired Weigh-in Wednesdays last week, I have felt a little relieved. I’ve tossed around more ideas for Wednesdays and decided I’d just go with healthy hump day…share interesting links and information as well as a recipe of the week.

Coach Jen sent me this article the other day…on triathlon training recovery, it also applies to running!

Here’s a quick overview of Triathlon Training Recovery:

  • Plan and record your training recovery as you would your training!
  • You can’t be on top form all of the time.
  • Optimise everything you can to help you avoid illness, injury and poor performance.
  • Different recovery techniques do different things.
  • Best to experiment and try different things to find out what training recovery techniques work best for you.

It’s a good read, check it out.

I saw this article posted on facebook about combo training, from Runner’s World. Check it out.

One last one, a study is being done at Kent State University…and apparently if you lose weight, you gain memory. I’m getting smarter? Hmmmm…interseting.
 

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After hitting the gym yesterday, I headed to Protein Bar for lunch. I typically have the Southwest salad with tofu. I wanted to try something else…and I’m glad I did. I tried their Spinach and Pesto bowl. It was SO good!

And not that I have anything against Protein Bar, but I sought out a recipe to make this delicacy at home.

With that, I give you the Healthy Hump Day recipe of the week!

Quinoa with Basil Pesto

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup walnuts or pinenuts (I’m a big fan of walnuts)
2-3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
2. Rinse and add quinoa and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
3. Make pesto by combining basil, nuts, garlic and cheese in a food processor. Drizzle olive oil in and mix.
4. Add pesto to cooked quinoa, mix well and serve.

Have an awesome and healthy hump day!

More later!

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