WIAW +Workouts #22

Happy Wednesday everyone! This is the first December WIAW and the first Denver WIAW! Very exciting! Thanks, as always to Jenn!

What I Ate Wednesday Healthy Holiday Recipes

Today I am going to make this more of a WIAL (lately). Here are some of the things I’ve been ordering/making in Denver.

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Vegetarian chili rellano at a local restaurant

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spinach & artichoke dip w/veggies for dipping!

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veggie burger wrap w/ asparagus & baked sweet potato

soy honey salmon with broccoli and mashed potatoes

soy honey salmon with broccoli and mashed potatoes

pumpkin granola, 1/2 banana, coconut almond milk, chia, flax, bee pollen, 1 scoop coconut cashew butter (this was a bowl of goodness)

pumpkin granola, 1/2 banana, coconut almond milk, chia, flax, bee pollen, 1 scoop coconut cashew butter (this was a bowl of goodness)

best hummus ever!

best hummus ever!

WorkoutsΒ – I’m not going to list the days out like I usually do since things are still up in the air. I am running more often, but shorter distances (still getting acclimated to the altitude here) . My apartment building has a gym, so I want to start working with weights again. And, I need to find a new yoga studio….but need to find a job first πŸ˜‰

One really cool thing to tell you all about- Joe and I have informally joined a running club! Runners meet every Tuesday at 6:30 at the Denver Beer Company and go for a 5k run around the neighborhood.

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Since this brewery happens to be right across the street, we decided to check out the happenings! There were waaay more people than I expected and all levels of runners. As the miles went on, the pack thinned out, but Joe and I managed to stay at the front, which is pretty good considering I still cannot breathe at this altitude! I didn’t snap any pics on the run, but I will get some next week.

The run ends back at the brewery where we get beer and free salad and pizza! Score! Unfortunately Joe and I are pizza snobs having lived in NYC for 8 years, and this wasn’t very good at all. However – we are on a quest to find the perfect pizza in Colorado!!

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sorry for the dark picture…I was trying to be discreet…I was trying to make new friends and some people may think it’s weird to take pictures of your food. lol

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We had a really good time meeting new people and socializing with other runners in the community. This is definitely something I want to try to make it to every week πŸ™‚

Do you belong to a running club?

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4 responses to “WIAW +Workouts #22

  1. I do belong to a running club – and.love.it!
    We get together Tuesday evenings for hill/speework (or whatever majority wants), and again Wednesday. I can only make the Tuesday nights currently, because I joined a local gym for a 6-week program and the workouts are M/W/F. There’s a lot of running during the workouts, so I feel like I’m getting enough. I do miss weight lifting though, which I was doing “on my own” at my work gym. Not enough time in the day for all the workouts I want to do! Can’t wait to see some photo’s of your new ‘hood!
    πŸ™‚

    • I definitely know how you feel about there not being enough time for everything. I really miss spinning and hot yoga now that I don’t have those memberships out here. But, I will find them eventually! We are going to an outdoor event in the hood tonight, so expect some pics tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  2. “Pizza snobs” lololol! Sounds like a fun club..beer and running..what you guys like! πŸ™‚ that Mexican dish looks muy bueno! Hope you get acclimated to the altitude soon. Jealous u have a gym in your building! πŸ˜‰

  3. I love that you two are adapting so well to Denver already… minus the whole pizza dilemma. What a bummer =( Joshua and I are the exact same way whenever we get Philly Cheese steaks outside of Phillly. No where else compares!

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