I busted out an awesome run training session this morning. For those of you that don't know, one of my goals for this year is to complete a marathon. I've been working on progressing from half marathon to full marathon for a while now, and last week I finally ran the full 26.2 miles (on my own--- but it still counts!), just to see if I could do it. So, right now, I'm focusing my training on pace as opposed to distance. I registered for the Pittsburgh Marathon (on May 4th!), so there's no going back now! I ran a little over 6 miles today at the gym--- pace was a little under 7 min/mile (not including my warm up).
|My post-workout BodyMedia stats & a pre-workout mirror selfie|
After my run training, I partook in one of my all-time favorite post-workout meals: egg whites! I opted for an egg white frittata today (come on, FRITTATA is just plain fun to say, am I right?!)--- crab, mushrooms, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and red peppers all baked to crispy golden-brown perfection in the oven. Man oh man, it came out awesome! Colorful, bursting with flavors, with a crispy top!
|Crab, mushroom, broccoli, cherry tomato, and red pepper egg white frittata|
|5 dozen eggs? Yup, doesn't last long in my house--- I eat like Gaston!|
Crab, mushroom, broccoli, cherry tomato, and red pepper egg white frittata (serves 2)
4 ounces crab meat
1/2 cup quartered mushrooms
1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup julienned fresh sweet red pepper
8-12 egg whites
Optional seasonings: basil, parsley, paprika
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In an oven-safe pan, sauté broccoli, mushrooms, and red pepper until tender. Remove from heat. Spread crab meat, cherry tomatoes, and any additional seasonings (I use fresh basil with a touch of paprika) you choose to use evenly throughout the pan. Then, add the egg whites--- you should use just enough to cover the ingredients in the pan. Place the oven-safe pan in the oven, and cook for roughly 8-10 minutes, or until crispy with a golden-brown top.
And there you have it! Quick, easy, clean, and versatile--- you can substitute any veggies/proteins/seasonings in here that you choose, and it'll still turn out fabulous!
What's on my agenda for the day? Well, I still need to get in another workout (weightlifting--- slated for later tonight). Plus, I'm going to pick up my belated Christmas present to myself. I finally bought myself a Ninja machine--- with all the shakes, smoothies, and whatnot I concoct in the kitchen... it's long overdue! How much you want to bet I'll be posting a slew of protein shake recipes in the near future?!