We’re bummed another weekend is almost over, so much I want and need to do and not enough time. Miko is especially bummed because he likes the extra play time with us home more.
We did get to more yard work with the weather being cooler finally, hubby put these awesome solar lights in our backyard tree and along the fence to get the yard ready for enjoying cooler weather.
I went on a bra shopping spree yesterday at the mall because I needed a new sports bra – I found out the hard way that my trusted Lululemon Energy Bra I bought for and wore through most of the training for last year’s marathon and many long training runs and races this year is showing the miles during last weekends 10-mile race. So I picked up a new one to have for today’s 12 mile run and an upcoming half marathon. I’m not brand person when it comes to running clothes, I just want clothes that perform well and the Energy Bra did exactly that for me for the entire marathon with no problems which is a big deal! I hate that it’s so pricey, but worth it considering how long it lasted and compares to cheaper bras I’ve tried.
And I ended up buying two more regular bras that were on sale at Victoria’s Secret, so I’m set for awhile and need to get rid of one or two aging sports bras. I always save the newest running gear, shoes, and attire for long runs and races and use the older, higher mileage stuff for shorter and treadmill runs to try and eek more use and save money.
I also bought pumpkins and gourds already, I couldn’t resist decorating the house for fall – bring on the cooler weather and turning leaves!
I scored a great deal on organic instant grits recently at Grocery Outlet and used them for a fun, breakfast themed dinner one night adding chopped Sweet Earth vegan bacon, Daiya Cheddar Shreds, peas, and a drizzle of liquid smoke.
More comfort food than health food, but it was delicious and fun and cooked in minutes in a wok.
But there have been salads too like this edamame monster with turmeric hemp dressing.
Fast and simple oil free tofu stir fries after busy days.
More salad with a simple apple cider vinegar dressing and black beans,
And this fast oil free stir fry with soy curls.
As you can tell, I went through a huge head of purple cabbage this week.
There was also this simple curried lentil and quinoa with broccoli for dinner last night to fuel today’s long run.
Of course we went to Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine for lunch once this week too for spicy Pad Thai.
And delicious lemon mock “chicken” with pineapple and broccoli.
And Blaze Pizza Friday night for fun, custom vegan pizzas.
I love that they offer vegan cheese and even a vegan chicken alternative with plenty of veggies. Our local location is always packed, but they’re so quick in getting the pizza in and out of the oven and have beer on tap while not being pricey at all.
Again, boo on the weekend almost being over. Along with my run, I’ve been catching up on laundry, running errands, slow cooking chickpeas to have ready for the week, doing yard work, and spent some time trying to get farther in Zelda. Not a bad weekend at all.
I’m obsessed with the Veggie Pilot YouTube channel, a cute pilot documents vegan food around the world.
Finally, vegan meal prep ideas to get through the week.