Saturday, March 24, 2012

Week Wrap Up + Granola Bar Recipe

Workout
10 miles- HILLY
1:35:33

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Today's run was out in the country and was super hilly!  I expected it to be hilly, but I did not expect to average 2 hills per mile!  Even though it was hilly, I was proud of myself for keeping my average pace under 10 minute miles, I ran up every single hill and felt good the whole way. My run this morning was a solo distance record, since I signed up for my marathon, I have a little bit more motivation on my long runs and am able to knock them out more easily on my own. Pre-run I had Greek yogurt and a scone from my foodie pen pal.  Post-run I made sure to stretch it out, and then I hit the hot tub one last time (last day of house sitting) and refueled!

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Rehydrating!
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Eggs, onions, peppers, Laughing Cow Fire Roasted Tomato Cheese

Week Wrap Up 

Since I spent my week dog/house sitting I didn't get to post much, so here are some pictures from various activities and eats from the week!

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Hot tub and relaxation

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New nail color

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Coffee and lots of it! 

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Vanilla chai tea and sweet potato pancakes

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Fish taco

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Books-A-Million date with my Kindle

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My buddy Sully

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Sneak peak at my new art project

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Taking the kids for a walk
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Love my niece and nephew!
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TRY THIS RECIPE!!
No-Bake Granola Bars

1 c almonds, finely crushed
1 c oats
4 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp coffee grounds (optional)
1 c dried fruit (I used Craisins)

3 Tbsp coconut oil
6 Tbsp honey
Dash of cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
Dash salt

Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  In a small pan on the stove, heat the coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt until boiling.  Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and mix well so that all ingredients get covered.  Place a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap inside a 8 x 8 inch pan.  Let cool and harden in the refrigerator for a few hours. Take out, cut into bars first, then lift the wax paper out and individually wrap bars.  Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.  

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Super easy, super delicious!  Enjoy!



4 comments:

  1. holy delish!!! I'm making the No-Bake Granola Bars TOMORROW!! Killer recipe -- love it:)

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    1. It is killer! Let me know how you like them!

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    1. So yummy! The first recipe I've used where they actually stick together.

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