I just noticed that my past three posts have all had the word “running” in the title which means that right now running is dominating my life and also I need a break. Luckily I snuck in enough miles Monday-Thursday to make Friday a run-free (and rainy) day! Which meant I got to attend CrossFit with fresh(ish) legs for once.Anthony and I actually almost perished during this workout.
Strength: 15 minute EMOTM: 5 Tap & Go Deadlift @ 70% of 1 Rep Max (I used 85!)
Conditioning: Randy: 75 Power Snatch @ 75lbs (I used 45!)
I realize I haven’t showcased my gourmet eats lately (again, running is dominating everything), so here’s the masterpiece I whipped up last night:It’s called Put-the-Oven-on-350-and-Throw-Everything-In. I took the chicken (marinated in Italian dressing) out of the oven after about 30 minutes and the sweet potato out after about an hour. The broccoli? Microwave for 6 minutes with a sprinkle of water. The end. You could call this lazy, but I will call it efficient.
Let’s talk taters.
I’ve always heard that sweet potatoes are better for you than regular potatoes. According to the LA Times, they are — but only slightly. In terms of calories, carbs, and protein, the two are about the same; but when it comes to vitamins, sweet potatoes are king. The breakdown:
“…in a head-to-head comparison, these two tubers are seemingly very similar. In a 100-gram portion, the white potato has 92 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 2.3 grams of dietary fiber, 2.3 g of protein and 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. The same amount of sweet potato, on the other hand, has 90 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 35% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 380% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A.”
What an educational Friday!
- Which do you like better: sweet potato or regular?
- What’s your easiest weeknight meal?
- What are you training for right now?
- Runners’ World: How stress affects marathoners’ immune system
- Marathon and Beyond: An alternative to chocolate milk
- WashPost: Save the food trucks, DC!