I ate, did eight, feel great

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend is winding down ok πŸ˜€

The pilot and I ran 8 miles today- our longest run together!


We’ve both surpassed this distance on our own before, quite a few times, but something about doing it as a team was so FUN:)

Before leaving the casa, I had a chia bfast


Protein chia pudding with almond milk, chia seeds, banana, Stevia, cinnamon, vanilla Sun Warrior protein, a little maca, and 1 T almond butter

I also had some of this….



Ahhhhh! I haven’t had coffee in a few months because I was sick of being dependent on the caffeine. Well, if you follow me on Twitter then you know my motivation was lacking big-time this morning. Coffee did the trick! I think I’m still buzzing, haha πŸ˜‰

We set out on the base trail and did a steady 8.


8 is great!


Running: the only time when you can get away with wearing three neutral colors at once. I was rocking grey, brown and black all at the same time πŸ˜‰

The pilot stayed on base to do some work, while I hit up the commiscary, Wizzle, grabbed a quick and unpictured lunch, and trained a client.

After picking the pilot up, we decided on spinach and mushroom quiche for dinner.

I made the recipe up on the spot, but I will tell ya it had eggs, egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, almond milk, nutmeg, goat jack cheese, onion, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper and paprika.







I had a salad beast along side the quiche:


And the pilot had salad and couscous with his:


Not too shabby πŸ˜‰

I’ll probably have another snack in a little while, because I am a hungry beast this evening πŸ˜€

We’re off to film the workout move of the week (it will be up tomorrow!) and then coming back to catch the superchef battle, which FoodNetwork crush, Bobby Flay (aka B Flizzle) is competing in πŸ™‚ Then, for intellectual stimulation, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

See ya in the morning!



Today’s tip: Turn to your friends or family for motivation. It was so hard for me to get dressed to run, when I knew that it was freezing outside. Twitter helped me get my booty moving this morning, especially since I knew that Tina and Kath would be running at the same time. I received a lot of encouraging tweets and the pilot reminded me of how good I would feel when it was over. He was right πŸ˜€

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  1. Joy on January 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats on going for a run today! Extra congrats on getting in 8 miles. Amazing! I have never been a runner, but you are inspiring. I wish it wasn’t -3 degrees here. I might have to give the treadmill a try.

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on January 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I never wear brown and black together either, except for workouts!

  3. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on January 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Mostly, I just wear black (it’s supposed to be slimming, LOL)! Good run..I always feel better after exercising and running. ALWAYS! That’s what gives me the motivation to work out day in and day out πŸ˜‰

  4. *Andrea* on January 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    great run!!! so pumped for the kardashians πŸ™‚ my favorite tv family. i want to marry rob πŸ˜‰ you and the pilot are adorable

  5. Jenna on January 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Great 8 Gina!
    Quiche looks fab!
    Can’t wait for iron chef and kardashians!

  6. Britt - Runnerbelle on January 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Great run! Yes, you can get away with a lot when running… especially winter running! Some of my outfits have been pretty amazing. LOL

    My mom definitely motivates me! She is also training for the Boston marathon, so when I hear about her long runs it gets me going! For a 65 year old she can put a lot people to shame, including myself, with how motivated she is.

  7. maris on January 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    kudos on the 8miler, in relation to running I have a ? about muscle soreness-cramps. I’m having trouble running like I used to- not sure if its muscle cramp(lack of water/potassium) or something more serious- ligament or tendon problem. how do you usually help your clients with injury concerns?
    really bummed if its something more serious πŸ™

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      it’s kind of hard to say online because with clients i can ask them exactly what kind of pain it is and play around to see what triggers it. if it’s true PAIN (and not just soreness or crampng) definitely go see a doc. try upping your water intake and potassium on workout days as well, try some chia seeds for joint lubrication, but if it doesn’t get better, seek some medical help fo sho πŸ˜‰

      • maris on January 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

        thanx for the insight, tried to increase the water- seemed to help a little. It’s frustrating because I’d like to start training for a race but I am apprehensive. I appreciate all your advice, love the blog!

  8. Gina G on January 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    i watch the wild kardashians too, its the simple things in life that make us happy, right? hahah

    wait to go today Gina, i love your positivity and that you are so open with your struggles, we all need a good push sometimes, no harm done! your an amazing person Gina!

  9. Amelia on January 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Great job on the run! I think all fashion rules go out the window when exercising – especially if it’s chilly outside!

  10. Rose on January 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Great job on the run with your man! And delicious dinner. I’ll have to give that a try πŸ™‚

  11. Lily @ Lily's Health Pad on January 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    According to Stacy and Clinton…ALL neutrals can be worn together! Sometimes I’m not so sure about black and brown though.

  12. Erica on January 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Sorry for being a bad commenter! This past week ended up being a little crazy. SO fun that ya’ll ran so far together- love it. Adorable pictures. Dinner looks so yummy- I need to start adding more delicious eggs into my life. Hope you have a good Monday

  13. Nicci@NiftyEats on January 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Great job on your 8 miles, the boyfriend always keeps me motivated when I don’t feel like going out in the cold. I love quiche especially vegetarian!

  14. Danielle (Coffee Run) on January 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Good job on the run πŸ˜€
    I’m def. not fashionable when I run, I’m usually rocking 3 different un-coordinated colors.
    I forgot the Kardashians were on tonight! <–guilty pleasure <3

  15. monicaonthego.com on January 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Good job on the run. I wish it was warm enough here to run in capris! It was -1 windshield in good old cleveland today.

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      hahah it’s not warm enough for capris here, either. i need some full length running tights! i would DIE in -1 though… ay ay ay!

  16. Hangry Pants on January 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Neutral colors – LOL – and very true for me. Although, usually i have an odd color shirt on.

  17. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on January 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians is one of my guilty pleasures. πŸ™‚ I’m especially looking forward to it after this craptastic episode of Desperate Housewives!

    Great job on the run!

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      good to know desperate was craptastic. i forgot to dvr it :/ i can always count on you to keep me updated with all my favorite shows πŸ™‚

  18. fittingbackin on January 3, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Great work out! So cute that you did it together. Your post made me happy – as did your “salad beast” – yum. πŸ™‚

  19. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on January 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Nice job on the run!!!! I would love it if my hubby ran with me….Fun! Your dinner looks fabulous. I love quiche and salad together!

  20. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen on January 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    you guys had a super productive day today! my husband and i are about to start running together a couple times a week with the puppers…as soon as the ground isn’t icy, that is! love the quiche…probably pretty good for breakfast too?!

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      yes, i t would be DELICIOUS for bfast! πŸ˜€

  21. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on January 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I’m jealous that your hubby will work out with you. I’ve been trying for years to get my Fiance to exercise with me to no avail!

  22. Susan L on January 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    when you eat something before a run, like the chia pudding today, how soon before running do you eat? I don’t drive to go walking, so I start right out the door. Can I have food right before?

    Love the blog! You’re an inspiration.

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      if it doesn’t upset your stomach, definitely have something before you run.
      i usually have to wait a couple of hours after a meal before i can work out. like today, i had the pudding at 10 and ran at 12:45

  23. Lauren H. on January 3, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog but I haven’t posted anything yet…until now. I saw your picture of your on-the-spot quiche and started drooling. I decided to make my own immediately! It’s in the oven right now.
    I love your blog and your healthy lifestyle is such an inspiration. Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm

      hey lauren,
      thanks so much for reading my little blog and saying hi- hope to see you around here more often! πŸ˜€
      hope your quiche came out amazingly!

  24. Stephanie on January 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Gina,

    Just wanted to let you know I made your sweet potato black bean chili and it is soooo yummy!!!! Easy to make in the crockpot and tons of leftovers. Love reading your blog….


    • Fitnessista on January 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

      i’m so glad you liked it! i was thinking about making that for dinner tonight πŸ™‚

  25. Mama Pea on January 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I knew you had a long run today, and even though I wasn’t on Twitter this morning, just that fact that I knew you were doing it motivated me to run my five miler. So thank you!!!

  26. Melissa S. on January 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    great job to you and the pilot on the run! an awesome pace too! whoohoo!

  27. Katie on January 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Awesome job running 8 miles! So, the saying is true…you can do it, as long as you put your mind to it. πŸ™‚

  28. Paige (Running Around Normal) on January 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Nice job on the 8 miles. That’s so awesome you had your hubby there with ya πŸ™‚
    That quiche looks amazing! I never think of stuff like that. Sounds delicious. Can’t wait for the workout move of the week!

  29. rhodeygirl on January 4, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Oooohhhhh running with the pilot! There IS something so much more fun about running together!!

  30. K on January 4, 2010 at 9:43 am

    CONGRATS with the 8 miler!!

    I am so jealous of that coffee mug it’s rediculous. If it goes missing, don’t look for it in MI πŸ˜‰

  31. LindsayRuns on January 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I am all about being a rainbow on runs…all my running clothes are sherbert colored it seems! Great run!

  32. Caitlin on January 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hi! Whats the deal with Almond butter? I am new to this blog world and I see that so many people are a fan and eat it everyday…I think I am missing out! Is it like peanut butter just healthier? Oh so curious

  33. Carolyn on January 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Oh, no! I missed the superchef battle?! Hopefully they’re showing reruns.

  34. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Great run! Looks like it was a fun one with your pilot

  35. Jenny on January 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats on the partner run! haha you’re hysterical, and so right–when I run I layer up that gray and black and white like it’s my job πŸ˜‰

  36. Katie on January 5, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Congratulations! You guys are so fast! I love running with my boy.

    Your quiches always look SO good. I made one of your crustless ones a few months ago for a graduation party!

  37. Brigid on January 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Seeing a quiche like that makes me miss eggs sometimes. What kind of dressing did you use on that salad? It looks tasty.

    • Fitnessista on January 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

      i use annie’s goddess dressing- my fave πŸ˜€

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