Blah, what a wet and cold day. And a busy day at work, so relieved tomorrow is Friday. If this week had a theme at work, it’s crashing hard drives because I’ve spent a lot of time scrambling to recover data from 4 laptops that users didn’t back up. If you have a laptop, make sure you have a good backup solution for it. External drives are cheap now and backup services are pretty cheap if time is an issue.
Anyway, I’m also looking at a busy weekend with doing a CIM relay Sunday. The weather forecast for Sunday has been an emotional roller coaster all week – first it’s gonna rain, then not and now the forecast is showing rain again. Great. Oh well, should be an interesting experience. For this race, I’m not looking for major PRs, just participating in a team event with my sister and two other runners who are looking for drive to stay active and I’m happy to participate in that effort. I listened to my sister’s horror stories of nearly slipping on ice at the water stations last year, thankfully it won’t be that cold this year. But it will still be cold and a new challenge for me.
Despite the icky weather, I had a nice salad for lunch dressed with Gena’s zucchini hummus leftover from earlier this week and topped with more nutritional yeast. The hummus made a great, thick and tangy dressing.
Then snacked on some edamame, yum.
When I got home from work, I found another CSA farm box on our front porch loaded with goodies.
And this box’s challenge ingredient is…
But I completely forgot that was this week and already stocked up at Trader Joe’s earlier. I could barely fit all the greens in our fridge, my smoothie is gonna be extra green tomorrow morning! Needing to use some veggies up quick, I threw together a monster green lentil soup for dinner with butternut squash, celery, leeks, onion, tomatoes loosely following the spices from this recipe.
It was very good, hearty and filling, hitting the spot after a yucky day. But I have enough leftovers for a few meals now that maybe I should try freezing.
But now it’s time to hit the gym to sweat off the stresses of the day, have a great evening!