Duh, duh duuuh! We’re officially three days out till the Yuengling Shamrock Half Marathon, and let me say, it felt great to be officially done with training yesterday.
To celebrate after my 3-mile baby run, I made myself a delicious (and gross looking, I know) Green Monster Protein Chocolate Shamrock Shake.
Into the blender went:
- 1 scoop Vanilla Aria protein powder
- 4(ish) tbsp Edy’s Vanilla Fat Free Yogurt Blend ice cream
- 1 laaarge handful spinach
- 1/2 cup Light Vanilla Silk (my new obsession)
- a big squirt of sugar free chocolate syrup, Walmart brand
- a teeensy drop of peppermint extract (go easy, or it’ll taste like toothpaste. been there.)
- a drop of vanilla extract
- a pinch of Bob’s Redmill Xanthan Gum (for thickening)
- 6 small ice cubes
It was creamy, chocolatey, minty, and delicious. Gimme that protein!
(I didn’t intend to make this a chocolate Shamrock Shake. It just kinda happened that way when the final product was… “missing something.”
The Shin Story
Today will be a nice upper body workout, but other than that, resting up for Sunday’s half is on the agenda for this girl. Especially because my shins are still really sore.
You all remember my shin stretching video from last week. I swear, those sassy taps along with ice really do the trick for my sore shinskies. However, I’m pretty sure I need to regulate just when I decide to do these sassy taps in public.
Scene 1: Alyssa is patiently waiting for a treadmill at the gym. Commence sassy taps, purely for shin-stretching purposes. Alyssa looks like impatient brat.
Scene 2: Alyssa is patiently waiting in line for lunch. Shins feel tight. Commence slightly stealthy sassy taps. Alyssa once again looks like an impatient jerk (“I mean, really. Who taps their foot in the lunch line?”).
Sorry, general public. I’ve got a half coming up, and I need to get these shins in gear. I’m just gonna sassily tap until they feel better. Judge if you must.
The bLyss Designs Page is up!
Did ya’ll notice I finally finished the “Best of bLyss Designs” page? Click the link at the top of the navigation bar. I posted some pictures of some of my recent orders I remembered to snap. I need to get better at capturing these glasses, cause I’m having lots of fun painting all these unique designs I’m getting!
And the giveaway goes to…
I’m so glad she just found my blog, because I, in turn, found hers, and I’ll be making her COOKIE CUPCAKES very, very soon. Like maybe tonight.
Katie: hit me up, and we’ll figure out a cupcake Katie shot glass design? 🙂
And speaking of giveaways…
On zee fridge. Can you see the awesome comic my Aunt Linnie sent me in the mail?
She knows me.
And, last but not least, I mentioned in my last post how I can’t figure out how to send automatic reply e-mails to those whose comments I reply to. I learned it’s a plug-in you must use, but apparently, you can’t install this plug-in unless you are self hosted, because WordPress.com doesn’t allow plug-ins. Waaah!
If anyone knows of a way I can do this fo free, I’d love to know. Enlighten me.
What’s on your fridge? Anything good?
Have you won a giveaway yet? I’m psyched I FINALLY won something! 😀
Have you tried the sassy tap shin stretch yet?
See ya on the flip side. In the meantime, I’ll be sassy tappin’ and foam rolling my way to Sunday.