Apr 26, 2012

Suburban Organics

I've been trying to find a local CSA or someplace that offered fresh, local, organic fruits and veggies for pickup or delivery in my area for while now.  There was a living social deal a few months ago to Suburban Organics that I jumped on.  $15 for a $25 box of fruit or veggies, delivered right to my front door? Okay!  I went on their website a week or so later to place my order, and saw they didn't have any availability until mid-April, so I decided to wait a little bit.  I placed the order in the beginning of April instead and just got my box yesterday!  Hello Adventurous April!

As promised, they sent me an email last Friday confirming the contents of the box, and let me know I can log in and change up to 5 items if I wanted.  The original box contained:

1 ea. Mango
2 ea Grapefruit Ruby Red
2 ea Bartlett Pears
3 ea Gala Apples
2 ea Kiwi
4 ea Banana
2 ea Fuji Apples
2 ea Navel Oranges

I switched out the oranges for some arugula, since I had just bought a few lbs of them, and kept everything else the same.  The box arrived in tact, with a :-) drawn on the front.  So cute! 

Here's what we got! 

They deliver to pretty much all of NJ, parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania.   I've been wanting to find some place that had local/organic fruits and veggies nearby, and I just might have found it!  I bought the next living social they put out too, so I'll definitely be ordering again ;)

I made a Green Monster with some of my fresh fruits:
1 banana
handful of spinach cubes (I had blended up some spinach with almond milk and froze them in ice cube trays)
1 mango
1 scoop protein powder
6 oz coconut almond milk
Blend away!

Apr 25, 2012

Sean's Half Marathon

Sean participated in the April Fool's half marathon in AC on April 1st (when else?!)  We stayed the night (thanks Aunt Janet!) and Sean and his cousin Mark got up bright and early to head to the starting line.  It was a gorgeous day to run the boards.

There were SO many people.  They also had a 7k and an 11k going on, and I think most of the people were there for that.  I mean, who really wants to run 13 miles? ;)

Apparently races never start on time, so after waiting around impatiently for 20 minutes, they were off.  Sean finished in 2 hours (his goal!) and said he's never doing that again.  haha I'm so proud of you babe!

Apr 23, 2012

Pecan Crusted Chicken Wraps

So I guess I should post some food on this blog every once in a while, huh?

I made these pecan crusted chicken wraps Saturday night for dinner.  I was (still am) sick, but got tired of eating crap and needed something substantial.  Even though I couldn't really taste them, Sean said they were delicious.  They definitely looked good! 

 I used the recipe for the pecan crusted chicken from How Sweet It Is and wrapped it up in some low carb tortillas with fresh strawberries, mandarin oranges and chopped romaine.  I left out the mustard from the honey mustard for the dressing, and pureed the strawberries in my food processor with the honey instead.   Worked much better! 

Now hopefully next time I make these I can enjoy them, too!  Ugh, this cold needs to go awayyyyyyyyyyy.  Like, yesterday.

Couch 2 5k Review

Soooooooooo I did it!  I completed the program on March 18th, after running twice a week for about 3 months.  I definitely modified the program a bit to be more convenient for me, but it still got me to the same goal!  3.1 miles in 30 minutes :D

And not too bad for speed either!   The program was great.  It pushed me, but it was definitely do-able.  I was able to repeat a few of the "days" if I felt I didn't get a good run in or wasn't ready to advance yet.  I started in the middle of the program, because I had already been running semi-regularly and felt like the first 4 weeks wouldn't hold enough of a challenge for me.  I used the Couch 2 5k app on my android, and it worked perfectly.  You can also check out the running program from the website here.  I ran both outside and on the treadmill, but found that I enjoy running outside much better.  Go figure.  I used to love the treadmill for runs, but after a mile or so, it starts to get preeeeettttttty boring.  Plus the weather has been gorgeous lately, and I'll take any excuse to be outside! :)

I should also add that this was a great way for me to transition into "barefoot" or minimalist running.  The way the walk/run splits are in the beginning really helped to give my feet a break and reminded me to focus on my form.  I had sore calves after a few runs, but never any pain.  

I'm going to continue running, possibly move onto the 10k runner app for my phone.  After I'm finished with P90X2 and have some more time, I'm going to add in some sprints as well.  I'll let you know how it goes ;)

Apr 9, 2012