WIAW and a Surf City snow day

Hey hey and happy hump day! 

My week is off to a fantastic start. I started a new job, woo hoo! We also had a stormy Monday in good ‘ole Orange County. Actually it “snowed” in my hometown.  snow-huntington-beach Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 5.55.09 PM

It was just hail but everyone freaked out. This article’s title made me laugh. So true. 

Now to the eats of yesterday: 

Breakfast WIAW breakfast

Oatmeal + banana. Plus lots of coffee per usual. 

Snack: IMG_9185

Berry smoothie with my last bit of hemp seeds sprinkled on top. 

Lunch IMG_9176 Stuffed bell peppers. This is actually before they went into the oven yesterday. I had leftovers for lunch today- a rare occasion for me but they were that good! 

Snack photo 2 photo 3

On the go apple and almond butter, my favorite!

Dinner photo 4

A very messy overstuffed steak and veggie burrito plus extra veggies. 


Healthy Regards, 

Hayley

How is the weather where you are at? 

Anything ever happen where you live and then your twitter, instagram, Facebook, snapchat and every other feed become filled with pictures and posts about it? 

What is the best thing you have had to eat this week?

 

 

 

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Weekly Training Recap 2.23 – 3.1

MondayAM: 30 minutes wog (walk/jog) + 30 minutes hip stability/strength exercises. PM: 1 hour 30 minute easy ride. 

Tuesday: 2 hour ride- Sprint day! + 15 minutes core strength 

Wednesday: 3 hour ride with race pace intervals + 30 minutes hip stability/strength exercises

Thursday: 3 hour 30 minute mountain bike ride. And I stayed upright! 

Friday: AM: 1 hour 30 minute easy ride. PM: Wog 35 minutes + 30 minutes strength 

Saturday: Long ride in the mountains- 4 hours 30 minutes with just about 8000 ft of climbing. It was a good one!  photo

Sunday: Group Ride- 1 hour 50 minutes 


 

Totals: 

  • Biking: 17 hours 50 minutes 
  • Strength: 1 hour 45 minutes 
  • Wogging65 minutes

20 hours 40 minutes 

This was one of my best weeks of training in a LONG time.

  • I accomplished my goal making strength/my hip exercises a priority.
  • This is the most time I have ever (like in my life) spent on my bike in one week.
  • I also had hit me highest overall training volume in a long time as well.

I am very happy with my training, how I am adapting to my training and how I am feeling overall. Even though my loss with running was extremely difficult I feel pretty lucky that I get to ride my bike everyday. 

Hope y’all are having a fantastic weekend! 


Healthy Regards,

Hayley 

 

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Currently (February 2015)

Hello, hello!

This week has been fantastic over here.

  • With no races this weekend I get to ramp up my training a bit. I had an amazing ride yesterday!
  • I met up with a friend for taco Tuesday, pressed juicery freeze and some mall browsing. It was the perfect girl time and just what I needed. 
  • I am heading out for my second mountain bike ride today. Yes… with stitches in my arm from my mtb ride a week ago BUT I figure there is no way I can crash again so soon, right? 

With the month coming to an end in like 2 days (what?!) it is time for a “currently” February post: 

MAKING: Coffee and lots of it. It is very true- the more you drink the more you need and this jobless girl shouldn’t be spending all her money on Starbucks so making my own it is! 

READING: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It has taken me a while to get into this book and honestly I still don’t love it yet but feel invested to finish it. 

LOOKING FORWARD: To getting these stitches out of my arm! They make showering and planking extremely difficult.  photo

PLAYING: Crosswords. Man these things are hard! My mom does them all the time so naturally I figured they would be no big deal (confidence is rarely my issue). Unfortunately I was wrong, these things are hard even for someone as brilliant as I (; 

WATCHING: Parenthoodif you have not watched it, get on Netflix! 

s4-cast Is it weird that I love The Bravermans a lot?

DRINKING: Green smoothies like this one. 

WANTING: To go see McFarland USA. I have heard some good things about it from some of my runner friends like Lauren. So it is on my list! 

LEARNING: To embrace my challenges. We all have ‘em! And time and time again you hear stories about how things that seemed really bad when people were in them actually turn out to be a huge part of their story. I also believe that a lot of people unfortunately miss the “calling” of their struggles. I don’t want that to be the case with my challenges, I want to embrace them and then use them to better my life! 19963fce562cfc14e666e09fb0c765e7 8b18f4e6682d556cd966c6d68d0566b1

ENJOYING: Time with my families puppies. They are the best and both have such unique personalities. Being around them so much has confirmed that I am going to need my own asap. 10991361_10204754175307840_1651324561175260474_n

LOVING: The bike! I have so been enjoying my training lately. There is something different about pure cycling training as opposed to anything I have ever done before. It is challenging me in new ways, hello sprints! and quickly growing on me. 

NEEDING: Hmm what do I need? A job? 

WEARING: Currently… pajamas. Haha, I am writing this on my “day-off” from training and have no need to change yet. 

FEELING: Relaxed. Life is good! 

MISSING: Having a schedule. I actually really love and thrive when I have lots of structure in my life. I enjoy repetition and function well when I know that I have specific things at specific times. With school it was always this way. In my last job I struggled because my schedule changed every week as much. I never thought I would want a “9-5″ sorta job but I crave that sort of consistency. 


 

Questions:

Have you watched Parenthood? Where can I get the last season online since it is not on Netflix yet?!

Have you seen McFarland USA? Do you want to? 


 

Hope you are having a good week!

Healthy Regards,

Hayley 

 

 

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Hemp Hearts Sweet Greens Smoothie (+ giveaway!)

 My smoothie game is so strong these days.  hemp heart smoothie

 I have been experimenting with different ingredients not only for taste but for different nutritional benefits. 

When Manitoba Harvest approached me about trying their Hemp Hearts I gladly accepted, excited to figure out what these little seeds were all about.  hemp hearts

The deets on Hemp Hearts:

  • They are a vegetarian complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.
  • The protein in hemp is easily digestible and does not cause bloating or gas like some find when using whey, or other protein shakes. 
  • Hemp hearts contain the essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3. In a perfect 3:1 ratio this is essential for heart health and strengthening the immune system. 
  • Hemp hearts are a rich source of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients may help prevent disease and increase health. 

One of the best parts about these seeds are they are SO easy to add to virtually anything. Sprinkle onto cereal, toast, in a smoothie, on a salad, into baked goods… the possibilities are endless! 

I have been enjoying the hemp hearts as an addition to my green smoothies.  IMG_9169

This is the perfect green smoothie gateway recipe. The sweetness from the banana and pear will make you forget that you are getting 2+ servings of greens in your cup! 

Drink this smoothie breakfast and there is a good chance it will keep you satisfied all the way to lunch. 

Sweet Greens Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup brewed green tea* (or liquid of choice: water, almond milk etc)
  2. 1 small pear
  3. 1 small banana (frozen works great!)
  4. 1 handful kale
  5. 1/2 head raw broccoli
  6. 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  7. 1 tbsp Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts plus more to sprinkle on top
  8. A few ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. I brew in advance and then let sit in fridge for a few hours, can do this the night before if having for breakfast.
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Is that even a question? Simply leave a comment below telling me how you would use hemp hearts and I will randomly pick one winner on February 27 (Friday).  

 

 

Healthy Regards,

Hayley 

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