Evening! I felt unusually tired all morning, and my legs were quite sore from the 15K, so I decided to call it a rest day. I had planned to do a bike ride, but it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s one of the primary reasons I make up my own training plans – I don’t feel bad adjusting them on a whim! The plan was made by me, for me.
Instead of riding, I got a lot of work done. I actually sat by the pool for a while and prepped for a really big Operation Beautiful presentation I’m doing on Tuesday. The Husband studied for his board exam. 🙂
I had a hummus, artichoke, and tomato sandwich and some steamed asparagus.
After doing a little more work, I took a break to do some BAKING!
The Kodiak Cake brownie mix contains 100% whole wheat and all natural ingredients including cane juice, natural cocoa, natural vanilla, and cane juice-sweetened chocolate chips. It was sent to me to sample!
Instead of using butter, I subbed out plain Greek yogurt.
While the brownies baked, I drank a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon wine:
And ate some chips:
I got to work on dinner, too. The Husband was craving veggie fajitas, so I pulled out a packet of taco seasonings. The ingredients are simple and natural, but there’s no guesswork in spices.
The fajitas contained a mix of green and yellow peppers and mushrooms.
Plus, an arugula salad with balsamic and tomato.
As I finished up my meal, the timer dinged for the brownies. I pulled the brownies right out of the oven and served it immediately. There’s just something special about the combination of warm brownies and ice cream. Especially coffee ice cream!
PERFECTION. You could definitely taste the difference in the all-natural brownie mix and the Greek yogurt added a special dimension of flavor. It was more cake-like than it would’ve been with butter.
Time to relax with the Husband. I’ll be going out of town on Tuesday for the presentation, and I’m really going to miss him. I don’t travel for work a lot and it’s going to be strange!
Do you have a job that requires you to travel? Do you like it? My BFF Sarah travels a lot for her job, and I know she really misses being at home when she’s away. But my other BFF Lauren loves to travel for work and even lived in India for a few months! Pretty cool!