Tini Time


Some days you just need to start with a ‘tini!

 Today’s ‘tini was inspired by another christmas classic.

Who doesn’t love those chocolate oranges? OMG!

Over the course of the last few weeks I have some how gotten out of my morning smoothie ritual. It made me sad to see my spinach getting wilty and my almond milk going bad. I knew today’s breakfast was going to be the ultimate treat!

I knew I was craving something chocolaty and something coconutty, but it needed something else.

I scoured my freezer for some fun fruit and came up empty-handed.

Then I looked to the fruit bowl and saw a lonely orange staring at me.

It’s funny because I don’t think I have ever thrown an orange into the smoothie mix before and immediately knew it had to be done!

The ChocOrange ‘tini Monster:

1/2 an orange (without peel)

1/3 cup of Almond Milk

1/3 cup of Coconut Milk

1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt

1/2 scoop of protein powder

2 handfuls of spinach

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 unpictured banana

1 tablespoon of coconut flakes

And once you throw all that goodness into the blender you get this marvelous concoction…..

So chocolaty… so orangy… Mmmmmm! And as weird as the coconut combo sounds, it brings all the flavahs together! It seriously tastes like a chocolate orange.


Okay, so enough about my awesome breakfast and on to the count down.

Yup the countdown clock on my igoogle page reminds me every morning how many days until I run the biggest race of my life.

53 days!

Can you even believe it?

53 days

I guess it’s a little more intense because we are less than two months away.

And what is even more exciting is that several other bloggers are also running marathon’s & half-marathons that same weekend or close to it.

So we probably all have eyes set on that countdown clock. Counting down the days, hours, minutes until we can cross that finish and say “WE DID IT!”

I’m so proud of each and every one of you!

Since I joined the Distance Dreamers I have felt a sense of community with other first timers which is pretty darn cool.

Go US!

Keep up the good work everyone.

I’m personally taking it a little easier this week. I’m not sure if I should go into complete taper mode after such a long run, but that 16 took it right out of me. Parts of my body are achy and need some TLC. I should probably jump back into a yoga class for a good stretch sesh!


Do you take it down a notch after a LONG run? Or do you keep the intensity throughout your training?

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel the need to take a few extra rest days considering the journey I put my body through on saturday.

9 thoughts on “Tini Time

  1. Great smoothie. Sounds like you definitely still need a little recover time. The day after my long run is supposed to be by cross-train day but it’s always half-assed because I’m not that into it and then the next run is usually really slow too!

  2. I feel ya. This week I’ve been half-assing it a bit. That 20 miler just drained me! Nearly all of my cross-training days turned into rest days spent with ice packs on my knees. I’m ready to get back into it this week though – gotta power through!

  3. Yay smoothies! I need my blender fixed PRONTO!

    The first year that I trained for a marathon, I took it really easy after a long, tough run. I would often take two days off, then follow that with a few easy runs.

    I do things differently now with a few marathons and many miles under my belt. Listen to your body! Rest if you need to!

  4. Love the smoothie except for the spinach, I just don’t seem to get used to vegetables in my smoothies.

    Funny that you’re asking that question right now. I would suggest you read my blog and you will see I’m going to do that. I’m having the same as you: soreness and tiredness. Except it never goes away anymore for the last 3 weeks so I’m going to add recovery weeks starting next week.

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