Freezing Weather and Soft Serve Ice Cream

Are y’all staying warm in this freezing weather?? I can’t believe the temperatures some of y’all are having! In Texas it’s not quite as cold as it is for y’all who are in the negatives, but it’s really cold for Texas! It was 16 degrees yesterday morning when I woke up and the highest it ever got was 30. I know this is normal for some of you, but it’s not for me, and I am never prepared for weather like this! I know, I’m a baby in the cold.

Because it was so cold in the morning, and I knew I needed to get in my run before the afternoon, I switched up my marathon training schedule a bit. I was supposed to run 6 miles yesterday and do cross training today, but I ended up doing my cross training yesterday and I will run 6 miles later today.

I did this workout from Pinterest (follow me!) and then did my own short leg workout.

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This is a perfect workout for you to add on to another workout you have already done for a little extra strength. I am making sure that I am keeping my legs strong since I will be running more than I am used to for marathon training. I don’t want to hurt a knee or anything else on my leg because they are too weak. I know that maintaining my strength workouts will be important for my training!

After my workout I showered and got ready to go meet Ryan at his work for lunch. I was excited to wear a new outfit that I got this weekend while shopping with my Mom.

IMG_5169I got the gray dress for $10 (regular $70) and the yellow sweater for $10 (regular $45). Perfect outfit for my  new job too!

I packed Ryan and I leftover lentil enchiladas from Sunday night for lunch with apples and bell pepper. The best part though was dessert. Ryan’s work has a soft serve ice cream machine so we thought it was the best decision to balance out our nutritious lunch with ice cream. 🙂 Obviously this makes the most sense. And yes, it was freezing outside, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this treat. I don’t have a big sweet tooth, but I have always loved ice cream. 🙂

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Vanilla is always the best choice, always.

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I wish we could have lunch together more often; it was so nice!

After I left Ryan’s work I went to get my fingerprints taken for work, and then headed home to finish meal planning for the week. Then I went grocery shopping and came home to start cooking dinner.

We had vegetarian chili with some cornbread (both recipes from Peas and Thank you. I am seriously obsessed with this cook book!) I made the chili with tempeh, and Ryan and I both really enjoyed it!

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Ryan didn’t even know there wasn’t meat in it at first. And for those of you who don’t know, he is a meat lover!

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The cornbread was a perfect side for this dish, and I crumbled about half of my piece of cornbread into my chili, which made it even better!

Oh, and one more random fact for you. I wore this “S” sticker on my sweater all day without realizing. I wish I could say this doesn’t happen to me often, but I am the queen at forgetting to take tags and stickers off.

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I’ll leave you with that. I’m going to spend today doing some food prep, running, a little cleaning, and hopefully a little reading! As always, if you try my leg workout let me know how you like it!

Questions:

1. If you have run a marathon, how much strength training did you incorporate into your workouts?

2. Favorite ice cream flavor? 

3. Have you ever cooked with tempeh? What do you like to make with it?

4. Tell me something you are looking forward to today or this week? 

 

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25 comments

  1. Who has an ice cream machine at work? Clearly, I am at the wrong job!!

    I love your new outfit! Don’t new outfits just feel even better to wear when you get them on such a good sale?

    I’ve tried to add more strength training into my workouts while training for the marathon. It really does make a difference to know that your legs are stronger and capable of more.

  2. I don’t do a lot of strength training…yet. I’m working on it, because I don’t want to get injured either!
    I didn’t realize what my flavor ice cream is (like you, I love, love, LOVE it!) until I read this question, and for some reason the first flavor that came to mind was rocky road. So I guess that’s my favorite flavor!

  3. Love your outfit! You look so cute. Also, I would love to work where Ryan works. Well, just for the ice cream, but then I’d probably get fat, so better off not lol I have never trained for a marathon but I have read numerous blogs and articles about it. I would definitely keep up the strength training but listen to your body especially. Sometimes its better to tone up (more reps lighter weight) than going heavy and working on building muscle as you are already doing that in legs by running!

    1. Ya I always say I wish I could work where he works, but I know that wouldn’t be good for me. Ha! And yes, I definitely agree that I will need to do less weight with my strength training and just do more reps. I will be running more than ever before so I need fresh legs!

  4. I’m trying to do more strength training like that too! I’ve done a couple fulls, and adding strength training twice a week helped shave off 20 minutes!
    Peanut butter ice cream!

  5. Lunch dates w/ your man are the best!!! Im a huge vanilla fan – along with rainbow sprinkles. Oh my, its heaven in your mouth. Ha Ha!

    btw – love your dress. Looks stunning on you girl.

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