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The First Day

by Heather

Monday was a day filled with firsts.

It was the first day of doubles training for Hood to Coast, which is officially 10 days away.  Yikes!

First run: 2.3 miles with Joe at 6 am. 20 minutes making it 8:41 per mile.
Light and easy run with a slight chill in the air.  Morning runs are my favorite.

Second run: 4.15 miles on my lunch break at noon.  33:30 minutes making it 8:04 per mile.
I definably pushed it here a bit more.  Had my music going which was awesome but was in the HEAT.  Used the MapMyRun app on my phone then easily uploaded to facebook… very cool feature!

I hope to get a longer day of doubles in this weekend or later this week, maybe a 4 and 6 miler to see how my pace goes.  I should be around 8:20 per mile for Hood to Coast, which is right in the middle of my times yesterday.

Monday was also the first day of being a certified group fitness instructor!


I checked the mail and to my surprise it was there!  You don’t get a score on the practical exam pieces, it’s just pass or fail, but I was glad to know I only missed 3 out of the 100 questions on the written test.

Since I’m now certified, this means I will start teaching Sports Training in September at the YMCA.  I auditioned a little while back and just needed to get this in the mail to be sure I could teach there.  Weeeeee I’m so excited.

Yesterday was the first day of my new yogurt love.

And at that price how could it not be my newest love?

I picked up a carton of Brown Cow plain cream top while grocery shopping over the weekend and was blown away by how creamy it is!  I’ve been eating a bit more yogurt lately, which, if I keep it in small doses once a day doesn’t seem to upset my stomach.

Normally it’s not that cheap, but with just a few days before expiration I knew I’d finish it up.  Don’t be scared of soon to expire foods, they can be steals!

My favorite way to enjoy plain yogurt is mixed with banana.  Then topped with granola.

I prep it the night before for work.  Slice up my banana, mix it a little more then pour out some granola.

The creamy banana sweetened yogurt with crunchy spent grain granola is such an easy snack and delicious treat.

It’s filled with carbs, fat and protein so it powers me through the day and keeps me full until lunch (or dinner if I have it in the afternoon).

Yes, that’s one of the new spent grain granolas… the 3 new flavors will be revealed tomorrow with a giveaway too!

Make sure to check out my Navitas Naturals giveaway (and the PB trail mix brownie!) to win super food power snacks.  A winner will be selected Thursday, so hurry on over there.

Did you have any firsts yesterday?  I’d love to hear!


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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 16, 2011 - 4:47 am

Congrats on the certification! That’s awesome!

chloe @ 321delish August 16, 2011 - 4:48 am

I also love morning runs! especially now that the weather is FINALLY cooling off!

Erica August 16, 2011 - 5:07 am

Ahhhhhhh!!! So excited for you-major congrats! No firsts yesterday, but monday was my first post baby run!

Get Healthy with Heather August 16, 2011 - 5:14 am

That’s a first! Nice work on that Erica 🙂

emily (a nutritionist eats) August 16, 2011 - 7:50 am

Congrats on your certification! Good for you! 🙂

Katie @ Plates and Paste August 16, 2011 - 9:32 am

Congrats on your certification! Very cool 🙂

Nicole, RD August 16, 2011 - 10:03 am

CONGRATS!!! So happy for you! 97/100 – impressive! 🙂

Isabelle August 16, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Congratulations on the certification! I can’t wait to read how teaching goes for you at the YMCA, so exciting 🙂
lol I bought a tub of yogurt that’s nearing it’s expiration date. So the last few days breakfast and lunch have included some yogurt.
I’m wondering what the new flavors of Granola are!?

Get Healthy with Heather August 17, 2011 - 3:48 am

You shall find out very soon 😉 I’ll be sure to share how it goes at the Y.

CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/ August 16, 2011 - 3:27 pm

That banana snack looks awesome!!! I think I may have to try that for breakfast in the morning! Yesterday was my first time trying Sun Warrior protein powder and it made the most fantastic smoothie ever!

Get Healthy with Heather August 17, 2011 - 3:47 am

Yeah it would totally make a great breakfast. Love Sun Warrior 🙂

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 16, 2011 - 3:38 pm

I’ve always wanted to try Brown Cow! Gotta pick some up 😉

Get Healthy with Heather August 17, 2011 - 3:47 am

Do it!

julie August 16, 2011 - 4:47 pm

A BUCK FOR BROWN COW?! yes please and thank you! and congrats on the group fitness cert 🙂 🙂 so so so SO exciting! can’t wait to hear about all of the classes you’re going to teach!

Get Healthy with Heather August 17, 2011 - 3:46 am

I know I’m kicking myself for not picking up 2.

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 16, 2011 - 9:04 pm

My favorite combination with yogurt is banana too! I wish my grocery store still carried my soy yogurt. 🙁 I love it so much! Congrats on your Certification! That must feel amazing to finally be able to hold that certificate in your hands that you’ve worked so hard for.

Get Healthy with Heather August 17, 2011 - 3:46 am

It really does feel amazing. It’s kinda crazy to think about when I started this whole thing and now where I am.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 20, 2011 - 7:09 am

Congrats on passing!! That’s so exciting!! I’m waiting for my results anxiously.


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