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Vitamin C Monster Smoothie + Monday on the Run #58

My go-to smoothie when I’m feeling a bit under the weather. *JUMP TO RECIPE*


Monday – SICK
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – REST
Friday -REST

Let me start off by saying how much I love this top I got from Sport Chek.

The top has a built in balaclava! So as someone who loses hats and ear warmers (and her balaclava), this top has been perfect for me! Because of the built in balaclava, the neckline is on the higher side so I can skip bringing out the neck warmer. A pretty well-rounded top huh?

Anyways, Monday instead of running, I was kind of sick so I spent most of my morning and afternoon in bed.

Tuesday, I went for an easy 30 minute run and then strengthened for 15 minutes. For strengthening, I focused on core work and small leg/ankle isolation work to prevent my injury from the year before from paying me a visit.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday was a rest day because life got in the way and it happens. I’m not sorry. Sometimes you just don’t have time to get your work out in and I’m not going to feel bad anymore for “missing” work outs.

Saturday we drove to the gym and I did an easy 2.6 mile/4K run on the treadmill before doing an easy back and glute workout with some barbells. After a few hours at home, I felt like I had all the energy in the world so I decided to head out for a second run. This one was quite upsetting though. I was around 1K away from home, super excited that I was able to do 5K as a double run when out of no where I started hearing voices yelling from afar. At first, I heard nothing of it but after a few more seconds, the yelling grew louder. Turning around and taking my headphone out, I saw a group of guys yelling/hollering/whooping/whatever you want to call it sprinting up the street behind me. Honestly, I’ve never been so terrified in my entire life. My fight or flight kicked in and I sprinted to the nearest subway station and had a panic attack. I stood in the subway station trying to breathe through it before calling my boyfriend, crying. Welp, I don’t think I’ll be running alone at night for a while. It was upsetting as it’s a route that I’ve grown comfortable with. I’ve ran it at 11PM, 12AM, 3AM, and during daylight with no problem and now, I’m not sure if I’m comfortable running that route again.

Sunday, I was ready to call it a day because I spent a majority of my morning cleaning. And I mean cleaning. there were two Dysons in action and I was scrubbing the floor like a mad women. I had an insane amount of energy to burn off. Probably all the smothies haha. So I was ready to call it a day but H had a tournament and he asked me to join him so I went with. The tournament started late but luckily, there was a gym to keep me busy! And this is pretty much why I’m always in dri-fit because you never know when you can get a workout in ;). Deadlifts, squats, and side step ups for 30ish minutes. Then I sat in the corner watching Jane the Virgin while H played.


Like I mentioned earlier, on Monday, I wasn’t feeling too well so over the week, I made a ton of my favourite Vitamin C Monster smoothie. I find that when I feel under the weather, I start craving vitamin C. Yes, I know that your body can only absorb so much vitamin C before it doesn’t really do much for you but it’s just what my body craves so who am I to deny what I want haha.

Vitamin C Monster Smoothie!

Vitamin C Monster Smoothie
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My go-to smoothie when I'm feeling a bit under the weather.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup mangoes
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 persimmons
  • 1 scoop greek yogurt, optional
  • ½ cup strawberries, optional
  1. Start with your OJ in the blender and mix in mangoes. Blend til smooth.
  2. Mix in a banana til smooth (I use frozen bananas so it makes the smoothie creamier).
  3. Peel 2 persimmons and toss them in and mix til smooth.
  4. Optional: mix in strawberries and greek yogurt!
  5. Optional: top with slice banana and peanut butter chocolate granola


So how was your week? What do you crave when you get sick?? 

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19 thoughts on “Vitamin C Monster Smoothie + Monday on the Run #58

    • I’ve been very lucky that I live in a safe neighbourhood (you know, until I got freaked out Saturday!). Before, at most, the yelling would be out of concern! I’ve gotten: “are you okay?! IS SOMEONE CHASING YOU?!” which is quite nice of them!

  1. That shirt sounds amazing! And the smoothie sounds tasty. I crave orange juice when I have a cold. It’s the only time I crave citrus, so obviously there’s something to the vitamin c thing.

  2. Goodness I’m so sorry those men were yelling and chasing you. How scary! Do you carry a weapon? I live in the south and carry a small tazer gun. Great job on the workouts you were able to get in! I hope you have a great week and feeling better.

    • Carry laws are super strict up here ): If I could, I feel like I definitely would, especially due to trail running and there’s been coyote spottings!!

  3. That a great boost of Vitamin C – I don’t think I’ve heard of persimmons used in that way before.

    We just load up on apple cider vinegar and C tablets around here. So far, so good.

    Feel better – you had a great week regardless!

  4. The running top with an attached balaclava is a great idea. That does sound like a scary situation. I hate that they robbed your sense of security in your running route. I crave those little mandarin oranges this time of year. I’m in love with the color of your smoothie! It’s good to see you again, Carmy. I hope you’ll link again next week!

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