Tuesday, February 2, 2010

C25K, 11.75 miles and New Recipe

Yesterday was a busy one. Work. Four-mile walk at lunch. Work/meetings/more work. Then after work we did C25K Week 4, Workout #1! Here’s how it rolls:

1 – 5: Walking 4.0
5 – 8: Running 6.3
8 – 9:30: Walking 4.0
9:30 – 14:30: Running 6.3
14:30 – 17: Walking 4.0
17 – 20: Running 6.3
20 – 21.5: Walking 4.0
21.5 – 26.5: Running 6.3
26.5 – 30: Walking 4.0

I walked a little bit longer to take the total to 2.75 miles. I was at 2.6 miles at 30 minutes! WOO. Normally I do 2 miles in 30 minutes. I must say, this was a toughie. C25K Week #3 had 1.5-minute runs and 3-minute runs. Week 4 jumped to 3-minute runs and 5-minute runs. I thought that was quite a jump! But I did it!! I raced home a sweaty mess so excited and energized!! My night pretty much ended there, at 1,785 calories, 201 carbs, 59 fat grams and 105 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Great day! So glad I got in 6.75 miles!

Today was another busy work day. I did get in 4 miles during lunch, and after work me and Stacy walked another mile and did triceps and shoulders! I hit the grocery store and flew home to make a new recipe: Hummus Chicken Salad Wraps! I found this recipe on the lovely Aggie’s Kitchen (she found it in Home Cooking the Costco Way). Here’s the recipe for TWO servings:

Yummy wraps!!
Close up of the chicken salad... fab!

4 tbsp sabra hummus (classic flavor)
2 tablespoons finely diced celery
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt + some for cooking
dash of pepper
10 oz. chicken, diced
1 tbsp lemon juice, divided
2 handfuls of romaine lettuce
2 Mission Balance Sundried Tomato Tortillas for wrapping

Set a pan over medium heat. Add chicken, a sprinkle of salt and a ½ tbsp of lemon juice. Cook until no longer pink, then shred with two forks. While the chicken cooks, use a small bowl to combine and stir hummus, celery, green onions, bell pepper, 1/8 tsp of salt and a sprinkling of pepper. Add chicken and the rest of the lemon juice. Divide into two servings (each serving 143 grams). Put each serving on a tortilla with a handful of lettuce. Wrap up and enjoy! We LOVED it. Like WOW. If anything we may add a bit more red pepper and celery for more crunch. Love, love, love. We think it looks super professional. Like something I would order at a deli!! Nutritional information per wrap: 442 calories, 40 carbs, 13 fat grams and 40 protein grams. For you low-carbers (i.e. nutritional information without wrap): 232 calories, 5 carbs, 89 fat grams and 34 protein grams. YUMMY, thanks, Aggie!!

Now I’m in bed and LOST is about to start. O. M. G.

Are you a lostie? I'm so obsessed!

Do you like chicken salad? If so, what are your favorite ingredients?!
I have lots of favorites - classic, Asian inspired, etc., but am always looking for more!


Anonymous said...

That wrap looks delish!!

Your C25K progress is awesome; keep up the good work!!

homecookedem said...

What a delicious sounding chicken salad recipe!! I love my chicken salad with grapes and walnuts. So good!! But I'll have to try your recipe out sometime... bet the hummus makes it so creamy and yummy!!

Way to go on the C25K workouts!!!!

Anonymous said...

I feel like everyone is in some club that I'm not because I've never even seen Lost!

I actually prefer tuna salad, but that chicken salad does look good. I love the idea of hummus instead of mayo.

laura dishes said...

Good job on the C25K workout!

I have never seen Lost before, so I'm with Lee on not belonging to the club!

I like waldorf chicken salad... apples, grapes, walnuts, whatever. :)

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Oh boy that wrap looks sooo good. My stomach actually rumbled reading the recipe!!

The Sweet Tooth Obliteration Operation said...

Hi there, I just found your blog and from reading about you it looks like I am totally in your starting situation. I am 133-136 right now and really want to go down to 118. I know it isn't too much to loose but it really feels extremely impossible right now. I look forward to reading your blog!

Gabriela said...

Congrats on the run! I don't watch Lost, but the BF is obsessed and since everyone in blogworld is raving about it, I might have to start!

Not a chicken salad fan...but I'm a vegetarian, so I'm biased!

Anonymous said...

That wrap looks incredible!

I AM a Lostie!! I have it DVR'd and cant' wait to see it!

I'm so sad it's going to be over :(

Anne Marie said...

The chicken wrap looks so awesome!

Therese said...

We are having Buffalo chicken salad sammies for dinner tonight :) For some reason I always overstuff wraps and they never look pretty like yours.

Monica said...

Good job on the C25K!!!

So weird...I made Aggie's Kitchen Hummus Chicken Salad last night too. It was SO good. I put mine in TJ's pitas, but the wraps look really good too!

Kacy said...

I love how you walk on your lunch breaks! 6.75 miles in a day is awesome!

Mom on the Run said...

This wrap looks so good. I am looking for new sammie ideas and this would be a great addition to the line up.

I would love to start the Couch to 5K plan again. Great progress!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a lostie and I don't like chicken salad but I do love me some c25k! Loved it!

Melissa said...

That recipe looks fabulous. I'm printing it out for sure! YUM! I love chicken salad....I like almonds in mine.

Jennifer said...

sooooo trying this one thanks!!!! i'll let u know how it turns out for this non-cooker!

Kelly Olexa said...

I just had chicken salad today; it was nothing exciting but very yummy. And I have never watched an episode of LOST. Seriously!