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.
Can you even believe it?
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.
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.