Buenas noches mis amigos bellos!
That would be, “Good evening my beautiful friends!” en espanol. And no, I am not trying to suck up to you all because of my increasing absenteeism in blogland. There’s no need to apologize for that, because the truth is: life gets busy.
And for the next couple weeks, I have a feeling it is only going to get busier.
Why you ask?
- Half-marathon training (this girl is DETERMINED to make it under 1:50!)
- Nicer weather (whenever it’s nice outside, Mama Everythingtarian’s voice haunts me saying, “It’s too nice to be inside!” which she said to us all the time growing up)
That last one may seem odd, but here’s the scoop:
I am not disciplined.
Yes, I maintain a job, working out, a blog, mundane life things, family and friendship. I know that. But per this post, I know that if I want to pursue my goals and get what I deserve, I need to work for it. So, I am going to be devoting more time to cultivating a freelance writing career (holler if you know of anyone who wants a really cool food/health/travel/spiritual/ramble about anything writer!), among other projects. That means more article writing and a little less blog writing. I’ve been feeling a little uninspired blog-wise lately, so I think a little break will also help me recharge the batteries.
Anyways, back to the food. Because I ate food today. And it was good.
Starting out with Classic Banana Oats…
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 egg (whisked in)
1 sliced naner
vanilla stevia drops
drizzle of maple syrup
This mixed nut butter = love. It’s sweet and yet, has no sugar. I can’t figure it out. And that’s okay. I will just eat it instead. I’m already down 1/4 of the jar.
For the past couple weeks, I have been enjoying this morning cocktail…
If I do get sick (which is rarely), it tends to happen when the seasons change (i.e. now). Since it has gone from about 15 degrees to 50 in a matter of weeks, I am just covering my bases to prevent anything from dragging me down. A lil’ Emergen-C and tea never hurt nobody.
More vitamin C.
I could have made a joke about the artist formerly known as Vitamin C, but that would have been lame. Trust me, I was tempted.
Snackage came in the form of plain yogurt + Kashi Toasted Berry Crumble + 1 tbsp. carob chips. Has anyone else tried this new Kashi flavor? It is really good. In fact, I had 3 bowls of it for dinner last night.
After work, I grabbed a couple handfuls of popcorn + two mini Reese’s eggs and met up with my fellow Madison bloggie Kristie for a good 5-mile run. Our tempo run went (roughly) a lil’ something like this…
- Mile 1: 10:19
- Mile 2: 9:35
- Mile 3: 9:38
- Mile 4: 9:47
- Mile 5: 10:00
Kristie’s Garmin was clearly more accurate, but I forgot to write down the numbers :).
When I got home, I obvs wanted something fast and good. TWSS. Sorry for that – it’s been too long. In about 10 minutes, I sauteed two small zucchini in coconut oil, toasted some Ezekiel bread and spread on cilantro pesto + cheese and cooked some crab cake bites. Delicious.
By the way, I used my Mrs. Dash “Fiesta Lime” spice I was sent in January on the zucchini – it was delicious! Citrus with a kick!
Now, I am munching on a VeggieGirl blondie with a smidge of Nuttzo for dessert. Ummm…how is it 8:25pm already, and where has my night gone? I’m off to shower, do some dishes, crawl in bed, do some writing and catch up on last night’s LOST. Only NINE episodes left. Sad.
Are you the type of person who always gets sick or never gets sick? I’ve never thrown up, gotten strep throat or an ear infection. My body is like Tony Stark’s – iron. Watch me get sick tomorrow though just for saying this.
What is the most exciting thing to happen to you recently? I LOVE hearing happy, positive things!