Saturday, August 6, 2016
Chai Chia Pudding, 51 Miles & Links
Yesterday, I tried a new chia pudding recipe. Chai Chia Pudding is healthy, easy to make and perfect for fans of chai tea. Chia seeds are high in fiber, iron and magnesium. (You can find more recipes in my other chia seed post.)
By using the Ibotta app after buying Tazo tea, I received another $1 in my Ibotta account and now I have nearly $55 in my account. I could use that towards an Amazon purchase. I could buy more chia seeds, since I'm out of them, or maybe I'll buy some new running shoes.
Chai Chia Pudding Recipe
Soak one tea bag in 1/2 cup hot milk for 5 minutes. (I used Tazo vanilla caramel chai tea.) Toss tea bag and let milk cool. Add in 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir and refrigerate for a few hours. Top with fruit.
This Week's Workouts
Sunday: 10 mile run, 30 min. ride - The humidity got to me in the last mile. Then I felt light-headed on the bike ride. I'll bring snacks next time.
Monday: 10 Essential Exercises for Runners, 8 mile run - I ran later in the morning because it was less humid - a good change of pace, if only mentally, after Sunday's workout.
Tuesday: 12 miles - After Sunday's run, I ate honey and sliced pickles. I liked the pickles, surprisingly. I planned to run 10, but felt so good that I ran two more miles.
Wednesday: ST: Arms, Chest, Shoulders Video
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 10 miles with Gatorade, ST: Unlock Tight Hips, 4 Bodyweight Exercises
Saturday: 6 mile run, 40 min. ride
Running Miles: 51
Cycling: 70 min.
Strength Training Sessions: 3
Favorite Links of the Week
Eat Like an Elite: Shalane Flanagan Oatmeal, bison burgers (see her make some from Shalane & Elyse's Run Fast Eat Slow Book) and salads.
Marathoners Amy & Shalane Interviewed on C Tolle Run 8-11 oz of fluid every 3 miles for Shalane in Rio - no repeats of Olympic Trials!
55 Year Old Ultrarunner, Meghan Arbogast, Defies Age She's been running over 20 years and says she runs easy on easy days, does a weekly speed and tempo run and doesn't race too often.
How to Carb-load, the Smart Way How athletes who ate their carbs before dinner and exercised before breakfast enhanced triathlon performance and reduced body fat.
VI, AI Personal Trainer - Running and cycling with a personal trainer in your ear!