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Holy crap it’s officially Summer! Down here in Florida it has been feeling like Summer since April. I know I tend to complain about the heat, but I will take the heat over a blizzard any day. This born and raised Florida girl is not very cold tolerant!
I’ve been trying to jog/run more because I’m training with my friend Erica for the Disney Half Marathon in January but this heat is brutal. When I get up at 6am it already feels like it’s 80F and even after the sun goes down (~8:30pm) it’s still pretty hot out side.
How do you plan you workouts outside when the temp is reaching the upper 90’s?
For me I’ve found it’s best to try to run on over cast days or wait until the sun goes down. Recently it has been raining almost every afternoon so I’ve been able to run once it stops. On the plus side it’s not excruciatingly hot, but on the flip side it’s extremely humid.
So Erica and I have been slacking a little on our training because of our conflicting workout schedules, but a couple of weeks ago I got Erica/she got me to sign up the day before for a Sundae 5K on the beach.
Yep you heard me right! A Sundae as in Ice Cream Sundae 5K 🙂 Think homemade ice cream topped with all toppings imaginable! Nom Nom!
So at 7am we got our happy butts up and made our way to the beach. We finished in ~44 minutes and then finished the race with a tasty Ice cream sundae!
Who doesn’t love a little last-minute 5k on a Sunday? @lara.lynne and I ran a fairly solid 14 minute mile…gotta start somewhere if we’re gonna rock the #disneymarathon in January, right!? Less than 6 months to get our time down to 12 minutes or less – we can totally do it! It definitely helped that it was the #sundae5k and we got to enjoy some pretty amazing ice cream from @treatsonthebeach! ???? Perfect way to end the morning!
Since that 5K neither of us have run or worked out eekkkkk. With working, blogging, chores, the holiday I’ve just become lazy. Yep, I admit it. I am far from perfect. I confess that I have gotten caught up with watching the last of The Game of Thrones, The Bachelorette, and Your Crazy Ex Girlfriend <—- So good. I was seriously LOL’ing.
So there you have it. My main excuse for not working out ^^^ Once I get into something, I tend to binge watch it until it’s over. Thankfully 2 of the 3 are over for the season so I can actually get some work done. Also I’ve been having a little bit on insomnia lately. Last night I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 2:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I did what any sane person would do and went to work before the sun came up.
So, to keep me on track with eating healthy and working out I’m trying to limit Netflix to only a couple of nights per week and we’ve gotten back to meal prepping. On the fourth of July we whipped up these super easy and tasty barbecue turkey sliders. They’re made with lean turkey breast and we loaded them up with veggies and healthy fats.
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Yields 8 sliders
10 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 1/4 cup instant oatmeal
- 1/4 diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp coconut sugar or 2 tsp erythritol
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Green Leaf lettuce
- Sliced red onion
- In a bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well.
- Form into 8 patties.
- Cook on grill over medium heat until turkey reaches 165F
- Top with green leaf lettuce, sliced red onion and avocado slices
Check out my Barbecue Turkey Slider Movie I made!
What did you think? Let me know in the comments below 🙂