45 Min Gym Tri + Caprese Quinoa


Further proof that I’m in winter denial…

Kevin’s boots versus my boots:

Hey, I figure my feet won’t get wet in them. Kevin laughs when I walk in these shoes because I have extremely good posture. Gotta suck in that core so if I trip I don’t wipe out!

As I get sicker and sicker of winter, I’m really getting into these mixed up workouts. Yesterday, I had the idea to do a “gym tri.” I wanted to do run-bike-row, but I didn’t like the idea of going all out on the rowing machine for 15 minutes. My poor hands would be all blistered! So I went for run-bike-stepmill!

I did this workout for mileage so I was really pushing myself, but I had short breaks every 15 minutes when I switched machines.

My stats:

Run: 2.14 (7:00 pace)   Bike: 6.78      Stepmill: 2.12 (7:04 pace)

I think I took it the easiest on the bike portion. I wasn’t really sure what a “good” amount of mileage would be to complete in 15 minutes since I’ve not been real into biking. I set the bike to an easy-medium resistance and did what I could. My overall mileage was: 11.04. I was drenched when I finished!

Can’t wait to try to beat that number sometime soon! It was a fun workout because I never spent too long on one thing!

After our Marriage+ class tonight, we had a little pot luck to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We were asked to contribute a salad, and we’ve been loving the quinoa lately so this is what we came up with!

Caprese Quinoa (via How Sweet Eats)

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 16 oz container of grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella pearls (or just buy a fresh mozzarella ball and cut it into chunks)
  • 10 large basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Prepare quinoa according to directions on box (which is most likely: 2 cups water + 1 cup quinoa, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes). Depending on whether you want your quinoa hot or cold (it’s great both ways) either let it cool completely or immediately add in the tomatoes, cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil over top and serve!

There was also a recipe to make a homemade basil oil to drizzle over the quinoa, but I just put in extra basil and drizzled the regular olive oil to my liking.

Funny quinoa pronunciation video: I saw this on Ellen while I was running!! Haha. I can’t stop watching it!

See also Hors d’oeuvres & Aeropostale, & ok, just one more, Jake Gyllenhaal!

I can’t stop: Onomatopoeia

Hehehe. I can’t stop giggling. I love the quinoa one so much.

Aren’t you excited that it’s only Saturday?! I can’t stop thinking that it’s Sunday! Yay! We still have a whole day of weekend left!! Although that annoying Super Bowl thing is going on. Haha. I’ve already made Kevin James some Super Bowl snacks, but I might be hanging at the gym. It’ll probably be really quiet!! :)

Link me your favorite quinoa recipe! I also loved this one for Thai Fried Quinoa. I’m not even going to ask about the Super Bowl. I don’t wanna know.

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11 thoughts on “45 Min Gym Tri + Caprese Quinoa

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  3. I like the idea of Caprese Quinoa! It looks great … I’ve got a ton of quinoa in my pantry and this may be the perfect way to use it up. :-)

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