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Muggy Weekend

Last night I went to the gym after work and did:

–  ran 3 miles at 6.6 pace and walked in between each mile, capping it off with about 10 minutes of walking at incline 8
– 15 minutes on the elliptical
– arm strength training
foam rolling & stretching

Good workout! Then it was a quick dinner time: smoothie and a plate o’ veggies:
More super delicious corn-on-the-cob!! SO GOOD! After dinner I walked up to meet my New Haven roomie for a drink and to head to a party. We got glasses of sangria and munched on some chips n salsa at a Mexican place, then headed up to the party. We hadn’t been to a house party in so long! It’s a warm up for all the house parties we’ll be sure to have/attend in New Haven come the school year. I also munched on chips n salsa at the party .. couldn’t get enough! I had a few beers there – a wheat beer, a Magic Hat summer beer. Then we walked home, didn’t get home til almost 2am, ehhh. Oh well it was fun to see a bunch of school friends and I got to sleep in this morning :)

Breakfast featured a smoothie, round 2! In the mix:

1/4 c frozen mixed berries
1/4 c soy milk
1/2 c water
scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
1/8 c Organic Cocoa powder (first time trying a cocoa powder in a smoothie!)

It was chocolately, fruity, and delicious! I topped it off with some Cville Cluster Granola.

So the cocoa powder was something I got from Swanson Foods for free and I said I would review it. You can write to them and ask to review some products for free!  Are you interested in getting some free Swanson Health Products goodies to review on your own blog? Then check out the Swanson Health Blog for all the details.

I liked the cocoa powder a lot 1) it’s organic! 2) I like that it’s only 55 cal per serving (1/4 c) and has 5 g protein and other good stuff like fiber, iron, and polyphenols. It added a nice chocolately flavor to my smoothie. I don’t think I would use the full 1/4 c serving – seems like about half of that made it chocolatey enough, and with the combo of berries, it was really good. I’m not sure what else I’ll use this for, perhaps in baking. But it’s great in smoothies, and probably in oatmeal too, I’ll have to try that out! All in all, this cocoa powder is great! And it was nice that it was FREE too! Thanks, Swanson!

Having some coffee right now too. Onwards with Saturday and a big to-do list.

  • Laundry
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Buy Amtrak ticket for next week’s trip
  • Send a birthday package
  • Gym
  • Clean the apt
  • Cut my bangs
  • Cancel gym membership
  • Update Resume

Probably won’t get to everything today, especially with the cookout I’m going to this afternoon, but I will try! C ya, HAPPY SATURDAY!!

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