Boo on losing an hour this weekend, I feel it! Miko doesn’t seem to notice, he’s been up to the usual of making sure the floor around our dining table is clean.
And Smokey’s usual is carefully observing what’s going on around the house.
I’ve been having no stress this weekend, playing with projects such as computer updates, shoe shopping, and a little photography. It’s been great. I was really excited to find these highly rated vegan booties on Amazon that are cheap and go up to my size!
I do have a long list to get to today with house cleaning, recipe trying, and yard work – but that all will be fun too. :-)
I made a huge simple massaged kale and hemp seed salad to have for lunch yesterday and today.
Seasoned with apple cider vinegar, Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast.
Hubby and I headed to Fleet Feet for new running shoes, I needed to replace mine with something new as I get back into more miles. And he’s been a barefoot, minimalist shoe guy for a few years and decided to try a traditional shoe for running and to add into the mix. Funny thing is we ended up getting the same shoe! His and hers Brooks Glycerin 12!
Yes, the price of these made me cringe! But they should last longer. I’ve been a fan of the Nike Lunarglide series for awhile, the 4s were my jam because they were light weight, supportive, but still fit like a free shoe. I significantly increased my running pace in those and completed my first half marathon in under 2 hours. Then they were replaced with the 5s and I had a mixed relationship with them because I had to go up a half size and something just didn’t feel as great in the toe box area as the 4s. So I’ve been hesitant to move up to the Lunarglide 6 after reading mixed reviews and didn’t want to keep buying and returning shoes online as I try to find a new shoe that works.
Yesterday was actually my first experience at a specialty running store getting fitted for shoes and it was great hearing advice from someone with a lot of experience with all the models of shoes and could bring out a range of shoes and sizes in a similar class of shoes based on when worked for me in the past. I was pretty sure I was gonna select these Brooks before we went based on online research, but not 100% and I wasn’t sure what size would work better.
I actually like the way they look too! I never wear athletic shoes unless I’m working out, but I might make an exception for these!
I also threw together a stove top veggie stew using up veggies that needed to be used with veggie broth, grated ginger, curry powder, turmeric, and garlic powder that came out delicious for an experiment.
I topped it with Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Shreds paired with hubby’s vegan mashed potatoes for a filling dinner.
I recently discovered Dr. Pam Popper after being invited to listen to her speak through the local vegan group next month. I checked out some of her videos on YouTube and I’m really looking forward to seeing her now! The videos are rough, but they’re down-to-earth as she discusses her findings on various diets, health research, supplements, and the health and food industry. She’s not trying to sell anything, but frankly discussing corruption and clearing up the murkiness from conflicting studies and claims. This video on the paleo diet is a great example and her YouTube channel is worth subscribing to for regular rational updates on the industry.
This is an interesting look at what people from around the world eat on an average day.
Chic Vegan has a great article on quickly improving your mood.
Lifehacker has a list of exercises to improve bedroom performance…
Finally this article suggests that nuts, even peanuts, are linked to a longer life.