Leg day followed by hill repeats…OUCH + all the meal prepping!

I was starving yesterday, soooo I ate this at 10 am. It was amazing. A wrap with turkey, pepperoni, ranch, and Sriracha. Yes please! It hit the spot, then I was off to run errands.
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I have started my training plan, so Mondays are now going to be leg days. My friend, Kayla, has been wanting to do a garage workout with me, and our schedules finally worked out yesterday! This is the workout I wrote up for us…it hurt.
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It was sunny, so we decided we would workout outside so we could get a little sun, too. Two birds? We definitely got hot! Sorry about our give-away pile in the corner…
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These knee-ups were KILLER. Here’s Kayla killing them! We started out the first round using weights, but by the third round, we had dropped the weights. Our legs were burning.
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The entire workout took us about 50 minutes – we could’ve done it faster, but we stopped and chatted a few times. It really kicked our butts!
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I think my creepy face is due to being worn out from our workout…but this smoothie was AWESOME. I chugged it because I was starving. It usually takes me awhile to drink a smoothie, but it didn’t take me any time at all yesterday. Smoothies are the perfect meal during the summer!
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Then I spent the afternoon meal prepping. Here is our chicken for the week! It has cajun and cayenne pepper spice on it.
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We love having a variety of potatoes. I topped these with black pepper, olive oil, and garlic powder.
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Broccoli with onion, garlic, and balsamic. Mm.
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Jake’s lunches for the week!
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Steel-cut oats for our breakfasts. I LOVE having all of this done ahead of time. It saves a ton of time in the mornings.
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Jake got home from work and mowed, then we ate. I made tuna patties, cauliflower fried rice, and a spinach salad. It was really tasty and light!
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Jake and I met Vanessa, the owner of Ames Adventure Outfitters (the company Jake reps for), and the Altra sales manager, Melissa, for drinks at Sequiota Bike after dinner. We had a BLAST. They’re both so much fun and had us cracking up all night. Thank you, ladies, for the super fun evening! Can’t wait to get together again!
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I was doing hill repeats this morning and Kayla mentioned wanting to join. We knew it would hurt after leg day, but she agreed to meet me after my warm-up!
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It was up at 4 am to drink some coffee, my BCAAS, and hit the road!
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This. Stinkin’. Hill. Ugh. It’s the living worst. It’s half a mile long and the top quarter kills. KILLS. I almost threw up. This picture doesn’t really show much, but just know that I hate this hill. I think Kayla does, too.
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I think in this picture I was asking her if she would still be my friend…also, look how tan she is. So jealous.
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She forgave me! Ha! We really did have a great run, it just hurt. We recovered from each hill repeat pretty quickly, so that was great. My times for the repeats were 4:02, 3:58, and 3:56. That last one was the one that almost did me in. I did a 3 mile warm-up, 3 miles of the hill repeats with Kayla, and then a mile cool-down back home. It was a REALLY good workout.
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When I got home, Jake was in the garage stretching and doing core, so I joined him for a little core action. My legs were dripping sweat. I tried to get a picture…it didn’t turn out that great.
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I was STARVING, so we chowed down on some eggs, avocado, and steel cut oats. It was SO good. I threw some blueberries on top of my peanut butter in the oats and it was the bomb.
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I taught this morning/afternoon at MSU, then came home to eat. I have some work to do this afternoon, but I only got 5 and a half hours of sleep, so a short nap may happen before I get to work. We will see! Jake and I have ZERO plans tonight (it’s one of our only nights this week without plans) so we are going to relax!
I hope your Tuesday is fantastic!
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  1. Wendy

    Hi, I’m really enjoying your blog. It’s a nice relief in the middle of an intense job to take a break and read your positive approach to work/life balance.

    • Chelsea

      Hi, Wendy!
      Thank you for your kind words!! You made me smile. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog – I hope you have a great day and that work isn’t too intense! 🙂
      Chelsea

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