I had a really busy day, but what’s new.

One of the highlights of my day was that I had a great workout!  Do you ever have one of those workouts where the stars seem to align and you just have a killer workout?  Yesterday’s workout was one of those days for me.

The weather was perfect for a 30 minute run.  Sunny and 70F.  Everything was green and lush.

Flowering tree with pink flowers

The flowers are blooming and lining the streets with vibrant colors, making it that much easier to smile when I run.

Flowering shrubs hanging over fence

On my run, I witnessed what was probably the chase following a robbery.  I saw a man running at the speed of lightning with some items in his arms, and two men chasing after him for dear life.

About a half a block later, I heard sirens and the police were at the scene.  I kept running.  Didn’t even bother looking back.

I live in the city in an urban area, so that type of thing happens and is not “new”.  But it sure did give me a mile’s worth of things to think about.

High rise building on car lined street with clear blue skies

After I came inside from running, I did some yoga, pilates, core moves, and weights.   About 20 minutes worth of moves.

Then, it was time for some Amazing Grass GreenSuperFood in Orange Dreamsicle flavor that I shook up in the green shaker cup.

Container of Green Super Food and bottleHand holding container of Green Super Food in Orange Dreamsicle Drink Powder

The Stats (or just click here)

Supplement Facts on back of container

All in all, the taste was very good.

Is it exactly like an orange dreamsicle?

No, but one scoop has the equivalent of 7 servings of fruits and vegetables so that is a big bonus and I can overlook the fact that it didn’t taste exactly like an orange dreamsicle.

Creamsicle logo with bite taken out of bar

As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer to get my nutrition, vitamins, and minerals through food rather than supplements but sometimes a little boost is nice.

On the food front, it was time for something easy, fast, and one-pot: Carribean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies (and peanut butter!)

Plated Carribean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies
With Green Beans
Carribean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies close upThe whole meal, plus planned leftovers so you get a couple meals out of this recipe, was ready in 30 minutes.

 

From my last post and recipe for Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks, it was fun to hear who’s a tater lover and who’s not.  Glad that many of you seemed to enjoy the recipe.

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

 

And in the spirit of St. Patty’s Day for dessert, try a No Bake Chocolate Mint Donut Hole (Vegan, GF)

Close up of No Bake Chocolate Mint Donut HolesI realize they aren’t green, but they are minty.  That counts, right?

Questions:

1. Do you like Orange Dreamsicles?

I liked orange dreamsicles but as a kid, I begged my mom for Orange Push-UpsThey were my ultimate treat.

2. Do you like Orange flavored things?

I do, to a point.

I think orange flavored throat lozenges, citrusey gum, and orange soda (although I haven’t had any in about 20 years) are all good.

I am not big on Orange Tic Tacs, orange breath mints, or orange suckers.

3. Are you doing anything on this Green of Days?  Are you going out for St. Patty’s Day?

No, I have to work and carry on with life as usual.

4. Have you ever seen anything crazy while out running or walking or on your workout?  Crime, crazy sights, fights, etc.?

I have seen everything from:

robberies

homeless people screaming at invisible people

couples having some really nasty arguments

witnessing fistfights

people relieve themselves on the side of buildings

people having sex in parked cars

people doing all kinds of illegal things

people crying, laughing, screaming, yelling, shouting

I have been a runner (and walker) my entire life so in 20+ years of running or walking (always outdoors and almost daily) there is nothing that surprises me anymore.  I feel like what I see when I am outside exercising is a reflection on both society as a whole and on human behavior.  Not every day is tiptoeing through the tulips.  Some days are filled with sobbing and screaming and having arguments.  But that’s life.  And I love people watching.

What have you seen when you’re out exercising?  Or when you’re out just walking through the world?

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