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I did it. After six months of not being able to, I got back on the horse and went for a light 1.5 mile run today with my mom ^_^ I have to say I am quite proud of myself. For those that missed it, I was in a car accident back in December that messed up my knee pretty bad. I have been doing physical therapy for it for a few months and am finally starting to feel closer to normal. Unfortunately some of the damage that was done will be permanent  but I am working to get back into fighting shape, especially since I was only a few weeks into my Zombie Run training when I was in my accident!

I was hurting by the time I got home, but it felt good to get out there again. I plan on alternating my running with some biking, as to not cause any unnecessary strain on my knee. But, I’m pretty stoked ^_^

Anywhosit, After my run I had a super awesome smoothie (which has become a meal replacement in the mornings for me to help with my weight loss/fitness goal)

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1 cup ice, 1 banana, 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt (I use Fage Greek Yogurt, 25g of protein!), 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup steel cut oats (I use Quaker quick oats, works the same lol), about 1/4 cup of milk (or any liquid you choose to add, such as water, juice, or a shot of wheat grass), and 1 Tbsp honey (I add an extra squeeze because the Greek yogurt has a very powerful taste, of you can use agave.) Then Just blend until smooth. I was quite surprised at how good this one tasted!

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For dinner I made a delicious post run soup. Chicken and quinoa work great together. The amino acids in chicken rebuild broken-down muscle tissue, while carbs in quinoa refuel your depleted “gas tank” making this optimal for recovery. Quinoa also provides magnesium. Plus it’s a super easy one pot meal. Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil (or coconut oil) in a pot; cook 1 diced onion and 2 sliced carrots for 6 minutes. Add 1 pound thinly sliced boneless raw chicken thighs, 1 cup sliced mushrooms, 2 sliced celery stalks, and 2 minced garlic cloves; cook 5 minutes. Add 4 cups chicken broth, 1 cup water, 3/4 cup quinoa, 4 sprigs thyme, and salt and pepper. Boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 15 minutes, till quinoa is tender. Top with parsley and hot sauce. (optional)

 

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Have a great night!

~Ash ❤

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