One of the things I've been curious about since learning more about the Paleo diet is the whole cauliflower-as-rice thing. I pretty much like all food, including zucchini "noodles" and spaghetti squash, so I figured it'd be good. I just didn't know about texture! I bought a head of cauliflower last weekend but didn't have a recipe in mind. I found this recipe for Chinese Pork Fried Rice from The Clothes Make The Girl (great website) but adapted it to use what I had in the fridge. My version . . .
So last week I told you I was going to show you more full days of meals, and I have done that a total of ZERO times since then. Blogger fail. But in my defense, I was out of town at HLS! And soon I'm going to be out of town again. I'll try to start when I get back. Until then, here's another What I Ate Wednesday post thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons. Breakfast, 8:45am: I'm still experimenting with more breakfast ideas (oatless oats was a success!) and this one was a total winner too. . . .
My body woke up naturally at 6. I considered going back to sleep for a few more minutes, but I know it feels way worse to wake up to an alarm so I just got up. The drizzling rain wasn't a problem since I planned to do some quick sprints at the gym. I'm still not running much, but a few times a week I'm trying to get in a short sprinting session for some anaerobic cardio. Just not as much focus on that distance stuff anymore. I've been loving Tabata lately! In just four . . .
Gooood morning! Hope y'all had a great weekend! Mine was really relaxing - I loved getting to hang out with Crossfit friends, get in a good workout, take some walks, and get all my work done. I even got to make a video with JD! We're finally ready to start posting regularly on the Tiger's Den Blog. So far I've done a post on what shoes to wear and we made a vlog on our new training program. /// Okay. Let's talk breakfast. I've been wanting to find a Paleo breakfast that wasn't eggs. . . .
I've got another one for you! Since I took care of my legs on Wednesday, I was ready for another sweaty run Thursday morning. I didn't want to do the same thing I did on Monday, so I came up with something new. I decided to use that same 8.0mph pace I'm trying to get comfortable at for half mile intervals, but then during the recovery I threw in a speedy sprint for some extra heart-pumping burn. Surprise! The great thing about this run is that you can adjust it for any distance. I happened . . .
I've kind of gotten into a "Monday Run-Day" groove. After a rest day on Sunday my legs are usually ready for a run, while later in the week they can be sore from CrossFit. I'm going to slowly start increasing my mileage (like VERY slowly) so I can think about some races in the fall, so instead of my standard 5 miles I've been trying to get up to 6 or 7. Monday morning I went to the gym with 6 miles on the brain and simply lengthened my 5-mile Increasing Interval Run. I like that this run . . .
Even though I'm doing CrossFit most days, I still like to get in at least one mid-length run each week. I've been using my 5 Mile Increasing Interval run for a while, but Monday night I was in the mood for something different. I wanted to do some speedier intervals in a HIIT style, but then the only treadmill available had those awful arrow buttons that are impossible to push and make it take 5 years to actually change the speed. Do those make anyone else want to pull their hair?! Big . . .
So y'all know I've been spending WAY too much money on spring rolls from Eatzi's. I kept telling myself that I should just make them myself, but I was really nervous for some reason. With a little extra time on my hands Sunday I decided to go for it. Here's what I used: Rice paper (found at Whole Foods in the Asian section) Bibb lettuce (could use any leafy green) Lime Shrimp Broccoli & Carrot Slaw (huge timesaver) Avocado Mint While I boiled the shrimp I prepped the rest of my . . .
I did that thing again where I grocery shop without a real meal plan and then have to make things up. It's actually kind of working for me though - I just get creative or find a recipe that *almost* fits what I have and make some substitutions. This week I didn't want to buy too much since I'm leaving town on Thursday, so I really just re-stocked my fresh produce and yogurt to get me through. Aside from my regular spinach, carrots, and tomatoes I decided on asparagus as a vegetable option. I . . .
I did it. Trying Crossfit was one of my 2012 goals, and even though I bought a Groupon for 10 classes a few months ago I've been procrastinating. I guess I was just nervous? Nervous both to get my butt kicked, but also to fall in love and have a new workout expense in my budget. (That's my super intense "I'M GONNA DO CROSSFIT" face at 5:30am) This past Monday night I got an email from JD, who just opened Tiger's Den Crossfit in Dallas' Design District about 10 minutes from my apartment. He . . .