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 wasnâ€™t going to happen. Thatâ€™s one of the primary reasons I make up my own training plans â€“ I donâ€™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 Iâ€™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 thereâ€™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. Thereâ€™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 wouldâ€™ve been with butter.
Time to relax with the Husband. Iâ€™ll be going out of town on Tuesday for the presentation, and Iâ€™m really going to miss him. I donâ€™t travel for work a lot and itâ€™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 sheâ€™s away. But my other BFF Lauren loves to travel for work and even lived in India for a few months! Pretty cool!