Happy Thursday! How are YOU doing?
It’s sunny here, which makes me so, so happy after seeing snow on Monday! And it’s suppose to be in the 60s on Saturday, wheeeee!
Spring just decided to be fashionably late this year.
But with all these weather changes and maybe working in a healthcare clinic [??] I’m fighting a not so pretty cough right now and sore throat. Blah, hoping green smoothies will help! Either way, they feel so dang good going down my throat.
I’ve been loving this salad lately for lunch too! It’s one of those salads that actually keeps you full, lots of nuts and seeds are involved and it just makes you feel good. Ya know?
Of course I still packed more to go along with salad. For me, I need a lot of choices at lunchtime. Like if I just have one big sandwich, or one big salad, or one big tupperware of leftovers I’m not satisfied. I mean, it’s only one thing! I need lots of variety so I’d rather pack a lot of things to keep my mouth busy.
This salad included romaine, spinach, bell pepper, cucumber, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, and a homemade tomato basil dressing from Brendan Brazier’s book, Thrive that was so freaking delicious. Other lunchbox goodies included flax crackers, an apple, and a couple banana mini muffins.
Wednesday nights are when community group meets, and oh did I need some good fellowship last night. We wrapped up around 8:45 and I came home to whip up something quick!
I think I have a full blown obsession with eggs. Something about that runny yolk is so satisfying. It’s like the perfect little food. They’re quick, relatively cheap, and full of nutrients! Hello choline, vitamin D, and loads of B vitamins. Last night I sautÃ©ed up collards and mushrooms, fried two eggs in coconut oil, and then topped that with avocado. And then took a spoon to the other half. Avocados are full of monounsaturated fatty acids that not only reduce inflammation and promote healthy lipid levels, but are also wonderful for hair and skin health!
And then last night after dinner, I took the plunge, whipped out my credit card and signed up for my fourth marathon!
I’ve ran one in Illinois [Chicago], Indiana [Carmel], Washington DC [National RnR], and now Virginia. Kelly, Larissa and I went back in forth yesterday morning whether or not to run the Marine Corps Marathon but right before registration opened [it fills up in like 2 hours!] we decided on Richmond. And it’s Kelly and Larissa’s first marathon, I’m so excited for them! The marathon isn’t until November so I’ve got a few months until training will begin but after a year hiatus from this distance, I’m ready to get back in training mode.
Maybe a BQ is in the cards?