Such a busy day!!!
3x portion presentations, 2 hours of driving, lots and lots of emails!!
Before our final presentation we had some time to kill in the library and I thought to check and see if they had my mom’s book, Purple Mountain Majesties!! Did you know she is a published author!?
I FOUND IT!!!!!!!!! Searched for her name on the online catalog and it popped right up! The book is about Katharine Lee Bates and her journey to Pike’s Peak and writing "America The Beautiful." It came out in 1998 and is sadly out of print now, but see if you can find it in your local libraries!
It made great reading material!
From work I drove straight to Emily‘s house!! We had planned a fun interval workout utilizing her treadmill and free weights.
While in my car I ate an orange and homemade granola bar. I peeled the orange before I left, but I do not recommend eating an orange while driving. My hands were quite sticky and so was my chin! But this snack was great and held me over until 8PM!
Emily has quite the cool home gym!! I think if I had a treadmill I would never miss a workout. How convenient!!
We used her newly painted chalkboard walk to plan out some intervals. We alternated 2 minutes of running (8:00 minute miles) with 2 minutes of the following 6 exercises.
Then we repeated the whole thing twice, but the next time with the incline on 2.0 and the speed on an 8:30 mile. [I had forgotten how EASY the treadmill is when you don't have an incline on! Way easier than running outside]
We ended with a 3 minute sprint at a 7:30 mile!!
Great music! Great chatting!
After playing around for too long, I raced back home to literally heat + eat dinner!!
I’ve had this Amy’s dinner to review in my freezer for ages and was waiting for the right rushed night to try it out. Having seen Jenna rave about Amy’s Indian dinners for years (!!) now, I knew these were the flavors I wanted to try.
While dinner heated, I nibbled on some Dr. Kracker. I used to buy these guys all the time a few years ago and totally forgot about them!! (Probably sometime during the KERF budget cuts of 2008 ) I am so glad to have rekindled my love. I had the Pumpkin Seed Cheesy ones at lunch and the new Fire-Roasted flavor tonight. They have a great ingredient list and are super crunchy and super delish!
So how was that Amy’s meal?
I was actually QUITE impressed!!! The flavor was definitely the best frozen meal I’ve ever had (although I don’t eat them a ton!) Loved the Indian sauce – it didn’t taste fake or processed at all. Loved the peas and chickpeas!! I could have had a few more chickpeas – and a few more cheese pieces (I think I had 3-4 total) but overall, very impressed. I even didn’t mind the ONIONS too much! (I knew they would be well cooked)
The backside was a bunch of veggies to fill me up. Broc and some leftover collards. My one complaint would be that the meal was just not big enough by itself! More veggies please!
Just had a bite of dark chocolate and am going to bed in 3….2…..1!