1. 18:59 22nd Apr 2014

    Notes: 38

    Tags: my food

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    Thai Red Curry Chicken again. As always, since the recipe uses half a jar of paste, I made it two weeks in a row to use the full jar while it’s at its freshest.
This has turned out spectacularly both last week and tonight. I am not entirely sure why. I know I put another pepper in both weeks and the heat level was a little higher - i.e., perfect - and I cut the chicken into smaller pieces so maybe they seared more quickly? Don’t know. Sometimes I will make a thing I have made a dozen or twenty times before and suddenly, out of nowhere, it turns into an even more delicious meal than it was previously. Cooking, and time and experience with it, are funny like that.

    Thai Red Curry Chicken again. As always, since the recipe uses half a jar of paste, I made it two weeks in a row to use the full jar while it’s at its freshest.

    This has turned out spectacularly both last week and tonight. I am not entirely sure why. I know I put another pepper in both weeks and the heat level was a little higher - i.e., perfect - and I cut the chicken into smaller pieces so maybe they seared more quickly? Don’t know. Sometimes I will make a thing I have made a dozen or twenty times before and suddenly, out of nowhere, it turns into an even more delicious meal than it was previously. Cooking, and time and experience with it, are funny like that.

     
  2. 14:48

    Notes: 103

    Reblogged from karikeepsrunning

    Tags: karikeepsrunninggetittogetherg

    karikeepsrunning:

    Ok, let’s give this a try, because you just never know.

    This is what I’ve got:

    We all don’t really need a new place to document our info. Lord knows, we use Runkeeper, Nike, Garmin, etc. And then of course we post about it here as well. Pretty pictures included!

    BUT, you knew there was a but coming…;) But, we do need to hold each other accountable. And sometimes we tend to scatter ourselves around and it is hard to keep track. And scrolling through Tumblr…well, we find the inspirational posts, but we also find pictures of cats….and food…and LOOK SQUIRREL!!

    The idea behind the spreadsheet came stemmed from something getittogetherg said. Which led to another conversation. Which led to me fixing up a spreadsheet.

    The spreadsheet is simple. Open it, put down your miles for the day and boom your done. But, what if I didn’t run? Well, put down “weights”, “rock climbing”, “rest”. If you put down “40 miles” make sure your write “biked” at the front of it. We don’t need that kind of confusion. 

    What if you were struggling with getting out the door? Well, pull up the spreadsheet and see what other people did that day or the day before. 

    The idea is supposed to be simple. A place where people can document a very basic view of their training in order to inspire and hold each other accountable. 

    It isn’t a competition of any sort. Please, be the person that puts “.5 mile” on there. Don’t worry about your pace because…it really does not matter. And as many of us get in to marathon training, it will be interesting to see at a quick glance how we are putting in the work. 

    And remember, we are all working towards something different…..it does not matter. Just as long as you are working towards SOMETHING. Don’t compare. Use other people to inspire you…not make you feel inadequate.

    And this isn’t just for running. That is the beauty of it. Training for a weight lifting competition? Put down “arms”, “legs”…whatever quick description for your workout that day. 

    I think you are getting the point, even though I ramble on and on.

    Anyone can add themselves to the spreadsheet. It doesn’t matter which sport you are indulging in right now. Share the link and we will see who gets in on it. It may just die off like things do in life, but at least we can try!!

    Great work Kari. Add yourselves, people!

     
  3. 10:51

    Notes: 47

    Tags: walkingmemy food

    My morning. I am so pleased that I got up in time for my walk. Strength work later, along with deep stretching, and then tomorrow is a rest day from everything. Considering my previous daily habit, I am both surprised and amused at how glad I am to have a full rest every few days. It’s kinda awesome.

     
  4. 19:45 21st Apr 2014

    Notes: 34

    Tags: my food

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    Italian sausage (venison-pork), potato and kale soup aka Zuppa Toscana. Happy tummies.

Also got my PT/strength work done early. Patting myself on the back for that. And now, it’s Steve and couch time.

    Italian sausage (venison-pork), potato and kale soup aka Zuppa Toscana. Happy tummies.

    Also got my PT/strength work done early. Patting myself on the back for that. And now, it’s Steve and couch time.

     
  5. 13:18

    Notes: 38

    Tags: walkingmy food

    Lunchtime walk at a moderately strong pace, done at a shopping center and mall nearby. That first distance/pace was way off. I made the mistake of going indoors at one point because I thought I could loop right back around to another door and be inside for only 30 seconds or so, but no. I was in there for probably 4 minutes. Whoops. So it was more like 1.20 miles because I know I couldn’t have been walking more slowly than 15:00/mile. My chart is all wonky on Garmin, too. Dumb. I won’t make that mistake again. 

    Anyway, I got it done! I couldn’t get my butt out of bed this morning when Steve got up to run, but I had the bright idea to take an actual lunch hour (er, 80 minutes) to drive somewhere to do it. It was ugly and humid and hot and I was wearing jeans, but dammit I got it done, which means I won’t have to face trying to tackle it after work. I can do my PT regimen and abs and arms and be done for the day.

    Now to dive into this delicious lunch. Protein and vegetables and rice. Nutritious food feels like such a reward right after I sweat. Love that.

     
  6. 07:29

    Notes: 21

    Tags: lizzielulu114

    lizzielulu114 asked: Did you bring homemade food with you on your camping trip?

    I did! I made lemon balsamic chicken on Thursday, with potato salad, and bought some sweet rolls. This was actually our first time camping together/eating dinner in the woods together, so there wasn’t the forethought to buy campout gear for cooking other things. Next time, though, we will bring the proper gear to cook some other goodies. And make coffee in the morning because boy did I miss my coffee Saturday. Oof.

     
  7. 18:18 20th Apr 2014

    Notes: 40

    Tags: edward

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    I’m not sure exactly what she was looking at but she sure did make an adorable meerkat while she was at it.

    I’m not sure exactly what she was looking at but she sure did make an adorable meerkat while she was at it.

     
  8. 17:43

    Notes: 50

    Tags: memy food

    Operation Soul Rejuvenation complete. That little mini-vacation did wonders. Without even trying, the woods always cleanses the spirit. I can’t even imagine why I was so upset on Thursday. That’s always the way of things, isn’t it?

    Anyway, it’s been a very relaxing recovery/rest day here before having to return to work tomorrow (blech). It’s also been a delicious, nourishing day of eats. Had the fairly usual breakfast, weekday egg bake prep, and lunch business and then made Chicken in Tarragon Mustard Cream Sauce for dinner.

    Also wanted to add: walking and shooting and climbing and hiking didn’t hurt my leg. I don’t mean that my leg isn’t still hurting, and lord knows the mornings still make me want to tear my hair out, but it just underscores what I said about it being mostly sciatic pain now. The physical exertions - and they were extensive - didn’t hurt me MORE than the level of pain I was experiencing all the mornings before I went on the trip. So. Plan for the week is 4 aerobic days, 4 strength days, and simply listening closely to my body, no messing around.

    Stormy outside. Off to eat that bowl of dinner and watch The Desolation of Smaug with my love. xo

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  9. 17:19

    Notes: 11

    Tags: mehusbandarcherycamping

    I was so proud of my grouping!

     
  10. To My Boston Marathon-ing Friends

    Chris. Mallory. Kristin. I will be thinking of all of you tomorrow. I look forward to seeing your progress and your finish. Love and strength and massive cheers to all of you from down here in Texas!