Guacamole Shake

Wayyyy back in February my jaw was freshly broken and I was sad.

I couldn’t run, lift, skateCHEW.  Every time I moved my mouth, I could feel bones moving.  It was creepy.

Looking back at my posts, I’m kind of proud of myself.  On February 8th, I posted my goal race schedule.  I wanted to do the Tough Mudder (4 weeks post-break!) and 3 5Ks by April 16th.


I tore up that 14.1 mile Tough Mudder March 12, then placed 2nd in my age group and set a PR 2 weeks later in the Miles for Smiles 5K.


Then I ran the Sweetwater 420 5K on April 16th… after walking 4 miles to the start line.


The next week I placed 2nd in my age group again and set another PR in the Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K!  24:13 was the official time. :)


I can’t believe that less than 4 months after the break, I have run the hardest race of my life (Tough Mudder) and shaved 3-4 mins off of my 5K time.  How cool is that?!


Say what you will, but simply writing down goals has power.  Even if you forget you did it until 4 months later.


I just realized I don’t have another 5K planned… maybe Memorial Day weekend?  Anyone know of a good one?  My May schedule has filled up FAST.


After making that Mexican Oatmeal yesterday in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I decided every meal should involve spice.

And tequila.


Lunch really was that scramble though.


A Me-Egg-ican Scramble:

  • Mexican Smartground (leftover from WIAW)
  • Egg whites
  • Shallots
  • Jalapenos
  • Kale
  • Pineapple
  • Salsa
  • Cumin, salt, and pepper


The pineapple was actually good in it!  Think pineapple salsa.


Post-run snack was a protein shake.


Served in a pint glass and in the lovely shade of green.  Like a margarita.

Topped with a crumbled Citrus-Spiked Granola Bar. (It freezes beautifully, btw.)


Guacamole Shake

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 frozen avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 frozen kale
  • 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Squeeze of fresh lime
  • water + ice, to taste

Put  it in a blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy the thick, creamy deliciousness.


Then there was dinner.  Grilled cheese night at Souper Jenny!


Jenny usually only opens for lunch and serves up soups, salads, and a couple of cold sandwiches.  Her menu changes daily, so everything is fresh and creative.


Thursday nights she stays open late and features 2 grilled cheese selections.  Tonight was a Cinco de Mayo special: Ham, Avocado and Mango with Monterey Jack on a Jalapeno Cheddar bun.


Grilled panini-style, this was a crispy, gooey Cinco de Mayo win.

So was the fro-yo I chased it with. :)


Do you write down your goals?

If so, do you notice a difference in achievement when you physically write them?

Happy Friday!!!


  1. lynda says

    Great job on your “Goal Setting”! Your dad would be sooooo proud! I know I am!

    And great job on the blogging!


  2. says

    Awesome progress! My goals never go past the mental list…once there it’s kind of like a sore tooth….you only wish you could forget them….ehehehe.

    I love that scramble…the hubby would rebel against the pineapple though…such a hater. 😉

  3. Mark Ward says

    “Kind of” proud of yourself? You should be EXTREMELY proud of yourself. I, for one, am continually impressed(and inspired) by the things you accomplish.

    Take away my ability to chew and I’m pretty much done for.

    • Laura says

      Thanks Mark! The trick to not chewing to to figure out the most substantial things you can puree without causing a gag reflex. 😉

  4. says

    Writing down goals TOTALLY has power! How did you break your jaw??? OUCH! You are my inspiration! I have a 8K coming up and it seems impossible… I am going to write down … TONIGHT … that I can do it! 😀 Happy Sunday Laura! Oh, and I love the idea of a guac shake… one of my avocados just went bad before I could use it …. I smushed it into my hair with some olive oil, left it on for 20 minutes and then washed it … AMAZING shine!!!

    • Laura says

      I broke it playing roller derby… I don’t recommend it. LOL!

      You are going to get that 8K DONE! I can’t wait to read about you owning it. :)

      I’ve heard about avocado in hair, but never knew anyone to try it. I’m doing it next time I have extra!!! How hard was that to wash out?!

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