Ahh.. It never fails that as soon as the warm/hot weather rolls in I am wishing for it to be cold and crisp.
Today’s forecast calls for 89 degrees and tomorrow’s is even warmer.
I have heard a lot of you getting hit with a heat wave, well I think it’s finally making its way to Idaho!
What better way to celebrate the warmth than by creating a green monster that can bring you back to a time where the weather is cold. Like Christmas.
Ah yes, that is when the Christmas Monster was born.
So this morning’s creation was a bit of a stretch…. but let me showcase the three main ingredients.
The thing is, I had this brilliant idea last night to make a smoothie with cranberries. I dunno where the urge came from, but let me tell you how hard it is to find cranberries this time of year.
It was either craisins or this can. I figured the whole berry would add a nice little zing. You can bet though, as soon as I can get my hands on fresh cranberries I am ALL over it.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/2 scoop of protein powder
- 3/4 of a pear (peel off skin)
- 1 inch grated ginger root
- 1/4 cup canned cranberry
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 cup of almond milk
It seriously tasted like Christmas. It was the cinnamon and sweet ginger, mixed with the tart and tang of the cranberry. MMmmmm!
If you look really closely you can see little red specs in the green monster!
I finally got around to tallying up my mileage for June and was ecstatic to see 58 miles as my ending number. I have to say I think that might be the most I have EVER ran in one month. YAY!
In looking ahead at what is projected for this month it’s looking more like 85 miles. Woah, that seems like an extreme jump but I am excited to be delving into the bigger numbers.
And I have moved my first DOUBLE DIGIT run to tomorrow due to my family trip this weekend.
That means THE LINZ will no longer be a double-digit running virgin. Oh no, this girl is literally running into uncharted territory.
10 miles… tomorrow….
You can be for sure I will be back with a full report tomorrow, including pictures and more fuel reviews. I stocked up on gu’s, chomps, bloks, electrolyte tablets… you name it. (don’t worry, I won’t be taking them ALL tomorrow).
If you have made it into the double-digit runs (or even a goal milestone) – do you remember the first time breaking that barrier? How did it feel?