Hope everyone had a great return to work — if you were fortunate to have to work today
I have three things I want to cover tonight.
First up, a recap of June’s goals.
1. DO MORE YOGA –> Welp, this was a win and a loss. A win because I did yoga once (so more than in May), but a loss because, well I did yoga only once. However, I realized I wanted to get into yoga mainly to stretch out after workouts. Well, I decided that I can just make that a goal (spoiler alert!)
2. Walk Milo more –> Again, a win and a loss. I did a good job walking him in the beginning of the month, but once it got hotter, he refused to go more than a block without plopping down in the shade and wanting to go home. (And then plopping in the kitchen on the cold tile like this)
3. Incorporate strength training into my workouts at least three times a week –> Win! I actually did some form of strength training almost every time I worked out, so usually five times a week.
4. Run one organized race –> I will consider this a success because of the Great Milwaukee Race. Our weekends have been crazy busy, so fitting in this one race (which was a good 7-8 miles) was acceptable.
Second, July goals:
1. Stretch more. Instead of yoga, which I never want to do instead of one of my workouts, I just need to stretch more. I used to stretch so much when we were training for the half, but since that ended, I’ve been terrible about it.
This also leads into goal number 2…
2. Get back in shape. After finishing the half, I cut out distance runs and, instead, kept all my runs between 2-4 miles (with the exception of one 6 mile and one 7 mile run and the Great Milwaukee Race). I want to get back to being able to run 8 miles without breaking a sweat — that’s an exaggeration, but still. I don’t want to go into full training mode (not yet), but I want to get back into better running shape.
3. Try one new recipe a week. I love making dinner (not doing the dishes or cleaning), but I love trying new recipes, so I want to do that more often. So far so good with tonight’s recipe
4. Run one organized race. This is slightly cheating because I’m already signed up for the Bastille Days 5k, but I want to make sure I follow through and, hopefully, get a PR (but that’s not an official goal).
Third and finally, I tried a new recipe for dinner and it was a huge hit!
I got the idea from Caroline, but added my own little twist –although her recipe looks amazing too–to come up with:
Greek Yogurt-Panko Crusted Chicken
2 chicken breasts
1 6 oz. container of plain 0% greek yogurt
2 t. of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste (for me, more pepper, less salt)
1 cup of Italian Panko crumbs (give or take)
2 T of olive oil
– Mix the greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a dish.
– Coat the chicken with the yogurt mixture.
– In a separate dish filled with the panko crumbs, transfer the pieces of chicken and coat with the crumbs.
– Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high height and add the chicken.
– Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the panko crumbs are brown.
– Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!
I served the chicken with roasted brussel sprouts. The greek yogurt kept the chicken so moist and delicious. This recipe was definitely a winner!
Well, that’s it for tonight. I did just finish another book, so I’ll be doing a book review soon (maybe tomorrow), but I thought this post was already long enough.
Have a great Friday, everyone!