Hi all you few people that read my blog!🙂
I’m currently enjoying a nice glass of wine and some couch time with Nate and thought I pop in to say hello! My first week of training went really well! I ran 7 miles outside in the BITTER COLD! It was 11 degrees when I started and 12 when I finally finished. I was glad to get it done, though, and I’m even more excited for this weekend! It’s supposed to be a high of 50 on Saturday! Woop! My IT band has been tight, but I am working on strengthening my glute-med and doing some extra stretching and rolling.
On Sunday night, I was craving something warm and comforting, so I made miso soup! Here are the three base ingredients I use, and then I add whatever else I’m feeling like for the day.
The Hondashi calls for 1 packet per 2 1/2 cups of boiling water. Then I add 1Tbsp of Miso per cup of water. While I’m waiting for the water to boil, I put the dried seaweed in a bowl of cold water and it GROWS! So be careful! You don’t need nearly as much as you think. I didn’t have any tofu on hand, so I boiled some black bean noodles instead for my protein. I added those and some mushrooms and continued to soft-boil until the mushrooms were cooked. I added some green onions and it was ready to go! Once you have your base, you really can add whatever vegetables and proteins you want!
- 1 packet Hondashi
- 2-3 T Miso
- 2 1/2 c water
- 1 T dried seaweed
- 3 baby bella mushrooms
- 2oz black bean noodles
- 2 T green onions
Boil water. Add 1 packet of hondashi (follow directions on packet for packet-to-water ratios). Add Miso. While boiling, add seaweed to a bowl of cold water. Add mushrooms and cooked black bean noodles to soup stock. Add seaweed once it’s re-hydrated. Soft-boil until mushrooms are cooked. Add green onions and serve!
Now for the exciting news…. I bought my materials to get my ACE Group Exercise Certification!
In order to teach classes at the gym I currently work at, I have to have my Group Ex Cert. I have been there 10 months and I am finally ready to commit to studying and taking the test. Honestly, I haven’t done it because I simply was SCARED. I am scared I am going to fail the test! I am excited that I finally took the step and I hope I am teaching classes very SOON!
Well, I am about to dominate some Chicken Enchilada Soup! I should probably share that recipe too. Maybe next Tuesday. Oh, here are my workouts this week:
Monday – 4 miles, 3 rounds of: 50 squat with cable row, 50 kb swings, 50 plate switches, 50 jack press
Tuesday – Back and Biceps, 40 min cycle
Wednesday – 4-5 miles speedwork
Thursday – Pilates and 2 mile easy run
Friday – swim 1 mile
Saturday – 7 mile run
Alright, I’m out! Have a great night! xo, Maren