Posts tagged ‘chia’

June 13, 2011

Is it Friday yet???

Back to the daily grind.¬† Ugh.¬† Ma’, do I haaaave to go to work today?¬† I think I’m sick.¬† (Insert fake cough here!)¬† The weekend went by waaaaay too fast.¬† Let’s recap, shall we?

First, I wanted to run Saturday and couldn’t due to an injury.¬†¬†Instead of¬†running, I sat on my booty and¬†wrote a post about plain vs black coffee – and by the way, I made a mistake.¬† Ooopsies!¬† I meant to say “regular” – not “plain.”¬† Nevertheless, I am still dumbfounded by the fact that regular coffee is not the same as black.¬† Now… moving on…

Kev, our company, and I had lake fun, beer fun, and dinner fun before indulging in a little more beer fun.¬† I was the designated driver for the weekend, so my tastebuds didn’t get tooooo much beer fun.¬† However, I did try a lovely new brew with my bbq bacon burger (heck yea I got it with fries) on Saturday evening.¬† It was a French Broad 13 Rebels pale ale.¬†¬†It paired flawlessly with the burger.

French Broad

French Broad Brewery Pale Ale

My hip felt better Sunday, so I finally got to try out my new armband.¬† I guess tunes make you run faster because I did pretty well – despite running through a hilly nearby¬†neighborhood on a hot day.¬† Yay!¬† I did 4.4 miles in 37:22, and the first 4 miles of it were completed in 33:47.¬† That made me feel pretty good.¬† I didn’t really want to get up and work out today, but I still got my sweat on.¬† I did a heavy day of chest + shoulders with 30 minutes on the elliptical.¬† What a great way to start the day!

Now it’s time for breakfast (my second-favorite time of day).¬† No more parfaits here; I’m bringin’ back the oats!¬† Notice the little black things in my uncooked oats.¬† Those are chia seeds, which I tried for the first time just a week or two ago.

blueberrry chia

Blueberry Chia Oats

Chia, Cha-cha-cha, Chia seeds are the same little buggers sold as “pets” about 5-10 years ago.¬† So why am I eating these?¬† Well FitSugar helps to explain how these little buggars pack a strong nutritional punch.¬† Fiber, calcium, protein, and omega-3s, oh my!¬† Click here for the nutritional profile.

  • Did you have a good weekend?¬† What was the best thing you did?
  • Have you tried chia seeds?¬† If so, what do you think of them?

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