Wednesday, July 8, 2009

slushie love

I decided to skip running class on tuesday night because i was feeling pretty tired and had a lot to do at home. i headed to the gym instead and made it a cross training day.

i did:
  • 2 easy miles on the treadmill at level 6.0 - 6.2
  • weight machines for legs
  • pushups and situps
  • free weight exercises for arms

it was nice to get a good weight workout in! i know i always get caught up in doing a lot of cardio, especially when i wasn't running as much and doing more cross training. but a good weight workout can be just as beneficial for building strength and athleticism. i know overall this will help me become a better, faster runner!

after the gym, i headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things, and cooekd up some pasta for dinner.

dinner consisted of:

  • whole wheat pasta
  • zucchini
  • corn
  • tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • white kidney beans
  • garlic
  • olive oil

i sauteed the veggies and beans with garlic in some olive oil, cooked the pasta and mixed it all together. i topped it off with some lite mexican blended cheese, and hot sauce!

the dish was good, but i wish i had cooked the veggies in cooking spray instead of olive oil. since i ended up adding hot sauce to the dish, the flavors were a bit confusing. it was still a very satisfying meal!

for desert, the fiance made me a 'slushie.' he mixed frozen papaya, frozen strawberries, water, and a splash of orange peach mango juice in the magic bullet. yum! this was a great, refreshing summer desert. especially if you have a sweet tooth, like me.

unfortunately, after making this, the fiance realized the magic bullet was on the fritz, and was barely able to whip up another one for himself. it looks like it might be the end of our magic bullet :( i have to see if i can dig up the warranty for it- because we're kind of a little obsessed with the thing and it would be pretty bad not to have it anymore.

hopefully we can get a replacement soon! not sure how long i can live without the thing! i need my slushies!


  1. YUM to both your pasta and your smoothie.

    If you can't find the warranty info on your Magic Bullet - I know Costco has the best deal around and you get a full size blender attachment with it. I do not think you have to be a member to order it online too :)

  2. wow that pasta sounds amazing!!
    I hope you find the warranty for the magic bullet!!