Miko has been doing a lot of his favorite thing all week – snuggling in his couch blanket.
Such a rough life!
I’m on a 2 week countdown until the next half marathon and last week’s training run went really well.
But I’ve been feeling a little tired, sore, and sluggish this week and hoping to get through today’s long run smoothly. The plan is to run the entire distance and maybe a little more to over train, then taper next weekend before the race and be ready to kick my pace up for it.
I’ve also been enjoying my new smoothie tumbler from Meaningful Paws and adding lots of ginger and chia seeds to smoothies this week.
I was a little shocked to see Ben & Jerry’s new vegan ice cream at our local Target Sunday and had to grab one to try, turns out Chocolate Fudge Brownie is the lowest-calorie of the four vegan flavors.
It was a little tough to scoop out being frozen solid which may have something to do with our freezer, but otherwise chocolaty and delicious with big brownie chunks in the ice cream.
There have been other interesting eats this week too like this snack lunch I had with my mom to use up chips and avocados.
Which was tasty, but not an ideal lunch.
And a huge salad with avocado dressing and blue corn chips.
Tofu marina stir fry with vegan mozzarella shreds.
Another simple oil free tofu stir fry.
And I had to share broccoli with Leela.
I got a couple of heads of romanesco broccoli in our farm box and I used one in a curry coconut quinoa dish.
It made a hearty and filling dish, the quinoa absorbed the spicy curry paste flavors nicely giving it a lively kick.
I spent Friday at a tech conference all day in Sacramento which is a nice way to get away from the office for a day. Since I’ve been spoiled by great vegan options at conferences in the past, I was not worried about this one. But I should have packed food because the options were a greasy grilled veggie sandwich, greasy pasta dish, and greasy potato chips.
It was not a vegan limitation issue because the non-vegan options were equally horrible and greasy, at least my sandwich had some veggies! Seriously, how are conference attendees supposed to learn and stay engaged when the food served puts them to sleep and shuts the brain down?!? With such crappy catering I would have walked to another restaurant to grab food if I had time. Next time I’m packing better food just in case!
Dinner probably wasn’t much better, but I am a fan of spicy Thai food. Hubby and I stepped out to our local Thai restaurant for cashew nut tofu stir fry.
And it had a lot more veggies, so that’s good at least!
And now I’m sipping coffee and trying to motivate myself for another long run. A little bummed it’s Sunday already, next week is going to be busy with projects at work and my turn to be on call for the week – never fun. But this week’s list is!
Time for another Berkeley road trip to check this place out!