I am so glad it’s Saturday and enjoying a nice, lazy day so far catching up on house projects and chores I’d rather not be doing. So far, this is shaping up to be a quiet weekend, nothing like the Raw Health Fest weekend a couple of weeks ago. Speaking of which, Cherie Soria is offering a free teleclass on Staying Young Longer, Wednesday, August 18th at 6PM PT – the same lecture I went to at the fest. It’s an awesome presentation that I highly recommend checking it out if you can and it’s free!
I managed to work in a short run this morning, a disappointing 30 minutes until my ankle started feeling like it was on fire, very frustrating. I’m been working on more leg strength training, but am hitting a frustrating point in my half marathon training. My legs and ankles have been continuously sore for the last week making running painful. But I’ve been pushing it working on my training and building stronger muscles, but dragging through work weeks just feeling tired. I’m determined to service this and push through a little pain, but not letting frustration and pressure get to me has been a challenge. This week I’ll be focusing on more strength training and hopefully overcoming a sore ankle. Also trying more of Jeff Galloway’s run-walk method.
Thursday I headed to the farmer’s market after work to see what $20 would get me.
A huge artichoke, head of cabbage, possibly the largest cucumber and zucchinis I’ve ever seen, 5 lemon cucumbers and a big bag of grapes. The cucumber is about 18″ long and I’m going to try spiral slicing it for a cool cucumber noodle salad.
Because I’ve been a bit tired and stressed this week, I have not been too creative with meals and sticking with big salads like this one.
Loaded with home-grown sprouts, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast with a huge artichoke. I love artichokes, but they’re another veggie that I have not found a good way to eat raw yet.
After work yesterday, I made a quick at Trader Joe’s to load up for the next week on tempeh, tofu, produce and a few new items.
I caved and picked up Peanut Flour too after seeing it on so many blogs. Not entirely sure what I’m going to do with it yet, perhaps vegan peanut butter cookies. It’s pretty low in calories and fat, but packed with protein, a lot of potential for low-carb vegan baking.
We were planning to go out to dinner last night, but hubby got off work later and was wiped from a hell week, so we decided on a simpler dinner at home … sort of. When I get going in the kitchen, somehow things get complicated and messy quick. Thankfully I enjoy it, just not so much the mess clean up after.
A simple salad of zucchini ribbons, carrot ribbons, red pepper, tomatoes, miso hemp dressing and pumpkin seeds.