Sunny Morning

March 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Ahhh! It’s so beautiful outside! And I feel like I’ve already had such a nice and productive day!

I started out today with a delicious and filling breakfast: 

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 Egg scramble with mushrooms, spinach and light shredded cheddar cheese:

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 Plus some TJ’s Euro Yogurt + sliced strawberries + TJ”s High Fiber cereal:

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Check out that awesome natural light!!!

James and I spent the morning going to the farmers market which is always fun. With this nice weather, the market is bumpin again! We found a cool new vegetable to try out and I can’t wait to see what it tastes like!

I also got something I should have gotten a looooong time ago:

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NEW SHOES!

I got the Asics Evolution 4.  They’re motion control because I have really flat feet which makes me overpronate. I was previously running in the Asics Evolution 3 so I know these will be winners! I also did the running on the treadmill test at the store where they slow down your feet to see if they’re staying straight and I was all nice and aligned in these babies!

I calculated it the other day and I had run over 1000 miles in my old shoes!! Could be why my knee started acting up..the guy at the store said shoes are only good for 500-700 miles. Woops.

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Those are my running shoes resting on top of my new Runner’s World mag!! This weather + new shoes has me ITCHING to go run. It’s just not right to go inside to the gym on a day like this.

On the agenda:

  • Ellipticize
  • Yoga
  • Vacuum
  • Laundry

Off to test out my new shoes!

 Edited to add: Just turned on the tv and the CSI:NY that is on is all about marathons!! Evil!!!

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One Pot Steamer

March 7, 2009 at 2:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Well guys. My running is not going well. As in..it’s not going. I tried to run yesterday and didn’t even make it out of the apartment complex before I was in too much pain to go on. It’s been a really stressful and emotional week. I think I’m going to take all next week off of running and PRAY to the running gods that my leg is better so I can do 2 more long runs before the half. PLEASE PLEASE HEAL ME RUNNING GODS! Two weeks without running?!?! Ahh!! I’ve never had knee problems before. I didn’t up my mileage too fast. I’ve run far higher mileage weeks then I am so what did I do? Ugghhh! Sorry I had to vent. Frustration!!

Since I was in a crumby mood, dinner was nice and easy tonight:.

We used some of the ripe avocados we had to make some guacamole:

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I love guacamole. Especially guacamole with garlic and tomatoes. I also put soe TJ’s European Yogurt in it.

We used these chips from Trader Joe’s to dip up that avocado-ey goodness:

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I liked how these weren’t salted and just had a really nice corn flavor. I would eat these again. But I’m always dangerous with a bag of chips…they’re so tempting.

James had picked up some frozen tamales at Trader Joe’s. We had volunteered at a church once and this woman made homemade tamales and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD. They were so good I can’t even explain. So we were hoping we could recreate this experience.

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I put a steamer in a pot and first put the tamales in, then some cabbage, then some chopped carrots:

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So fast and easy!!

With black beans on the side:

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Gotta say, I was let down by the tamales. I mean…I don’t know why I expected these frozen tamales to measure up to some homemade delicious.

James and I both decided we loved the steamed cabbage + black bean combo and we’re definitely going to be making it again! Cabbage is SUCH a bargain. I like it raw and steamed. And a head of cabbage lasts foreva! Lovely. Mexican fiesta = Success!

Hope everyone has a wonderful night! My goals this weekend include getting new running shoes and a foam roller.

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