The Next ___________ Network Star

What a day!  Finally kicking back and catching up on my blogging.  It kind of sucks when I get up earlier on weekends to go workout than I do for work during the week…all in all it means no sleep for the whole week…which goes back to one of New Years Resolutions getting more sleep!I just need to go to bed earlier, ha.  Got a great workout today which stared at 8am from FinalKick Triathlon shop at the Beach front.  We did 62 miles with 4 x10 minute tempo rides with 10 minute endurance rides in between on the second half of the ride.  I got to ride with 3 other good cyclists which made it a lot more fun…plus I kept up!  We smashed the whole thing- my average pace 19.9 mph. BUT it would have been so much faster except for the last 10 miles when I ran into full head winds and slowed way below where we had been riding.  I also did the first 56 miles 4 minutes faster than my Half Ironman best!  I bricked this with a 6.5 mile run- it was hot though and my legs were heavy from the hard ride so my pace was only 7:12/mile.  Finally, finished it all with a 2500m swim.  Got to love long workout weekends.

  Now I’m chilling and watching hockey and The Next Food Network Star.  I wanted to remind you all that Feerless Food will be a TV show!  I’ve talked about it before, but at a real high level it will be about sports and fitness nutrition, healthy recipes, following and interviews with pro athletes to see what their training and nutrition looks like, exploring food myths, interviews with the industry’s top dietitians and nutritionists, but ALSO showing how all food are fine in moderation!  One of my angles will be going to classic restaurants in whatever city I am and eating their best foods (just like Diner’s, Drive-In’s, and Dives on Food Network) and showing that you should not feel guilty about it. (This will be a great way for me to get over my personal struggles as well.)  I’ll then go back to my kitchen and show how to make some famous dishes in healthy ways. The show will also chronicle my training and nutrition and how my performance improves.  What do you guys think??

After this long day, here’s some pizzas I made on Whole grain Flat-Out Wraps, with Trader Joe’s Organic marinara sauce, chicken breast, mushrooms, cheese, and tons of garlic, oregano, and crushed red peppers! 

Pizza #1: chicken with pepper jack

Pizza #2: Chicken with colby-jack

Pre-bake the crust for 5 minutes before you dress it and that will make for a much crispier crust!  Also, try putting a little of olive oil on it for an even better crisp (heart health monounsaturated fats!)

I hope you’ve all been over to and entered the Great Peanut Butter Exhibition which I am co-hosting!  The theme is Fruit and Vegetables all you have to is enter you recipe using peanut butter with other unique ingredients.  There is an awesome prize from Peanut Butter & Co. including 6 jars of their delicious peanut butter (White Chocolate Wonderful, etc.) plus more gifts!  So go over to and enter your recipe.

Although I can’t win, here’s a recipe I entered: Fluffernutter Sweet Potato!  I topped a baked sweet potato with White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and cinnamon.  The pictures didn’t come out very well, but it was great!  Make sure to eat it hot though!!  Feel free to improve on this recipe and enter it into the contest!

Sweet potato with marshmallow fluff and White choclate wonderful

All mixed up

Try it!

Here’s a good strength workout I did yesterday: 7 rounds:

  • 7x Hang clean, 3x Front Squat, 7 full Pull-ups
  • 6x Hang clean, 3x Front Squat, 5 full Pull-ups
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

So descending from 7-3-3-3 but with only 3 front squats each set because they were heavy.  This was done with as little rest as possible between sets.  Finished this with 4×10 minute runs (>1.55 miles per set) with 10 minute tempo rides on the bike between sets.  The last set I did 1.5 miles in 9:34= 6:17 mile pace!

Thanks you guys!  So go enter the Peanut butter expo, let me know what you think about the show, and leave any fitness and nutrition questions you have and I’ll answer them!


11 thoughts on “The Next ___________ Network Star

  1. Your food pictures look delicious, as always. And, i can’t wait for the TV show. Yeah!
    I shop a lot at Trader Joes, so I love that you shop and create your meals from there also.
    thanks again

  2. Wow, incredible workout!! I’m always amazed at how much faster guys can run than girls…I have no shame in admitting that I run like a girl, but it would be awesome to run a 6.5 miles at a 7:12 pace!

    That sounds like such a cool idea for a TV show! I’d definitely watch it, one of my biggest gripes with food shows is that they get boring after seeing a lot of episodes, so switching it up a lot would make it really fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, can’t wait to read more from you!

  3. Pingback: Roundup: Peanut Butter Exhibition #9 – Fruits & Veggies | The Peanut Butter Boy

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