It's Easter and the Green Monster came to visit

Temperature: 10-14° C

Distance run/type: 14K (plus 2k steady run home)/LSD run

Clothes: Capri pants, Technical past race t-shirt, Asics TrailRunners.

Feeling: Perfect.

It’s been a gorgeous weekend so far. On Saturday morning, I went for a leisurely 4k steady run because I couldn’t resist the lovely weather.

This morning, I began my day with a bowl of cold cereal (1/4 cup each of Banana Nut Muslix, Kashi Go Lean, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, and Fibre 1) with 1 tsp of chunky natural peanut butter and 1/4 strawberries with about 3/4 cup of organic soy milk.

After breakfast, I went for a 14k LSD with my running group. It was definitely a perfect morning for a Sunday morning run. If only the weather could stay this way all year round! On my way home, however, I got attacked by a massive dog (who, in his defense, probably just wanted to play?) but it set my heart off for sure, and I didn’t calm down until I was safely in the confines of my apartment. I’ve been seeing a lot of people talk about Green Monsters lately so I finally decided to try making one for myself. After doing some digging around, it looks like they originate from this lovely lady. I have to say, these are pretty amazing – I am definitely a convert and I’m probably going to add these into my regular rotation of post-workout snacks.

Alison’s Green Monster Experiment

  • Half a banana (I happened to have one frozen on hand, but fresh works too)
  • Just under 1/2 frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup organic unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach

Blend everything together and enjoy!

Seriously, this did not disappoint. It tasted like strawberries and banana – no trace of spinach at all! Thanks, Angela!

There may or may not have been a few glutinous indulgences this weekend – such as a large helping of banana frozen yogurt dipped in peanut butter in waffle cone. There may be a big Easter feast coming my way as well later on today. That’s what holidays are for, right?

Happy Weekend!

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