How was your Monday?
Mine started with a nice and easy 2-miler, followed by a rushed morning to get into work on time. I planned to meet Paige for a CorePower class this evening and wanted to leave work with plenty of room to find parking.
After a few hours of work, I headed to the spin studio to teach class. The class was a bit smaller than usual, but boy, did they have energy! I asked how everyone was feeling and they said “ready to work”. Music to my ears
Post spin, I cleaned up, ate a bite to eat, then knocked out a bunch more from my to-do list. We are partnering with Theaters and Arenas for this summer’s boot camp mission/challenge which will be held up at Red Rocks on Saturday mornings. Since Red Rocks is a public space, it is usually open to everyone. Well, we are fortunate to have it exclusively for the duration of boot camp. Pretty cool!
This evening I got to the CorePower studio in plenty of time and class was awesome. Paige had done some of Dave Farmar’s podcasts when she lived back in Illinois, so she was pretty excited to take his class. It was hard and at one point my arms were seriously shaking. I wasn’t sure I could keep them up!
On my way home I got to catch up with a good friend (hi Gail ) and then whipped up a quick dinner.
Last night I made a big pan of roasted vegetables: brussels sprouts, beets, cauliflower, and butternut squash. Tonight, I threw together a quick marinara sauce to serve atop some brown rice pasta. I ended up being too impatient to wait for noodles to cook, so I just served the marinara over the veggies. It was delicious!
Easy Turkey Marinara
·1 onion, diced
·1 red bell pepper, diced
·3 cloves garlic, minced
·1 lb. of ground turkey breast
·1 can tomato sauce (16 oz.)
·1 bay leaf
·1 tsp. dried oregano
·1 tsp. dried basil
·1 tsp. salt
·1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
·1 tbsp. olive oil
·splash of red wine (optional)
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and saute about 5-minutes, or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1-minute. Add spices and cook for 1-minute. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink, crumbling. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-minutes. Serve hot.
I have a class to take tomorrow morning, so it’s going to be an early one for me. I’m also fighting off a sore throat and bed is calling my name…
Try to get outside once a day for a walk, jog, or even to eat lunch. Getting plenty of vitamin D is crucial for our health and being in some fresh air helps to invigorate us!