Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Burning Buns

WORKOUT:
60 min Power Pump class
4 mile run
Stretching my buns!

The buns are feeling it after yesterdays workout so I will be spending some quality time with them... stretching them out. 


Burning buns DO feel good though. :)

It is so nice to have time at the gym in the morning to chat with friends and not be rushing out the door! I got to visit with Janae AND Julia this morning. Julia, I hope I didn't make you late to class, I had no idea what time it was. :)
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I know this sounds ridiculous but there are STILL not enough hours in the day! I know... you are thinking... "You have no job lady!!!" I think I am ridiculous too. I think it will take a while to get out 3 1/2 years worth of pent up "things I want to do" lists.


That's my cute Mama, I have a whole list of things that I just want to do with her.

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Did anyone hear Christopher McDougall yesterday on Radio West??? Apparently he was in SLC yesterday doing a running clinic and speaking in a bookstore! I am totally bummed I didn't know about it! I would have totally been there. Born to Run is one of the best books I have EVER read. If you are a runner or ever aspire to be one, you  need to read it NOW!


Even though I missed getting to see him, I did really enjoy the radio show. You can check it out here to catch it! It was interesting to hear what he had to say about things post writing the book. I still can't believe Nike hasn't tried to sue him yet and appreciated his focus on FORM and not so much barefoot running. I agree with him that whatever you choose to wear on your feet is up to you. As long as you have correct form, you shouldn't have major problems.

And how fun that Chris gave a HUGE shout out to Runner's Corner! That is totally where I buy all my shoes and go ask them questions! They are the BEST. I send people there ALL the TIME!

 I also think I might have learned something from the show that will help my brother who is struggling with shin splints. Win Win! 

If you listen to it, let me know what you think!
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Dinner inspiration came from Love Veggies and Yoga. She was teasing me with these amazing photos of her Sweet Potatoe Fries.

My tummy was growling already and I couldn't wait over an hour for them to be ready, so I took matters into my own hands. 


I used yams and sweet potatoes and boiled them in water till them were about 1/2 way done and then threw them on the cookie sheet. I tossed them with olive oil, LOTS of garlic, basil, oregano and s&p.

Then I popped those babies in the oven and broiled them till they were perfection. And they were! I can't resist all the little blackened bits.


I threw some fish in the oven while those were going. More garlic, dijon mustard, and a sliced onion.


Added a little Broccoli Slaw on spinach to that and it was EPIC
SO much flavor and SO GOOD!


Ben was all over this meal. Major wife points.

Best part, took about 40 minutes to do all of it. And then Ben did the dishes. ;)

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What are you thoughts on barefoot running? Are you a "form fanatic" like me? Or are you all about the barefoot and Vibrams?

Sweet potatoes or yams!?!
Ooo... I may never be able to pick. 
Last night it was all about the yams but sweet potatoes have a special place in my heart.

11 comments:

Stefanie D. said...

Can I just say that all of your food looks so delicious?? I am starving now. :)

I love sweet potatoes!!

I'm not sure how I feel about barefoot running. I like the idea of it, but I think it would be painful!! I need to work on my form. Eeee.

Julia said...

I feel ya...I was needing some serious stretching after today! So crazy. I heard about his talk on Radio west and wanted to listen last night but totally missed it!! Thanks so much for posting the link...I will be hitting this up AFTER class of course. And no worries...I was actually on time today :) I have no idea what he is talking about though.

SO I am not a huge yam or sweet potato person but I do love me some sweet potato fries. That whole meal looks so delish. I need to learn to cook like you :)

I think I need more cushion so am going to stick with shoes but I am fascinated by people who can run barefoot :)

You look gorgeous in that pic of you and your mom :)

Thisisme said...

mmmm yummy food.

I'm interested in the vibrams/barefoot running but not enough to try it yet!

Lindsey said...

That's one of my favorite stretches to do! I think form is super important, and as for barefoot running, I'm not sure about it. It could be really great, but at the same time I'm wondering a bit if it could just be a fad...it seems painful!

[Red Sox] Wife said...

um i do that with sweet potatoes ALL THE TIME!!! i love it, and do it with broccoli and cauliflower and pretty much every veggie you can think of and its like CRACK its so good. i am just starting born to run, since my sisters convinced my dad to buy it for the three of us to read :) i do a tiny bit of running, like one lap of the track after a speed workout, but i think id be too scared to try those vibrams!

and as someone who has always had every summer off, it is AMAZING how much stuff you can do when you dont have to work!! love it for me for a few more weeks till i join you then we can go AM running together!!
xx

Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) said...

Your food looks delish! Wow, can I come over for dinner? :)

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

i love that particular stretch you are doing up there! i have never tried running barefoot, but i want to. i actually did my insanity workout barefoot yesterday and my calves are all sorts of wonderful sore today.

tom and caity said...

Hey runners corner is going to try to get himto come again. If they do ill let you know! Are you not a friend of them on facebook? They mentioned it on there, you should add them!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Hot buns!!! That looks like a necessary stretch after your workouts Holley!

Thanks for the book recommendation--I always value hearing from some of my fav bloggers, looks like this one makes my list of must reads!! I just finished The Long Run!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

That dinner looks absolutely amazing!! Can I come over for dinner or hire you to cook for me!! Pump killed me today! Love a good buns burning:) You are SO beautiful and I am so happy that you are getting so much done!

MrsQ318 said...

I think I'm somewhere in between. I definitely think form is most important because you can't be totally reliant on the technology of your shoes because what if something happens to them the day before a race?? But at the same time, I prefer lightweight shoes, so I end up browsing the minimalist shoes just to find a pair that is lighter than average.

And definitely sweet potato. :)

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