Whohoo Friday night! :mrgreen:
Apparently there is a party going on in our backyard…
Don’t be fooled by his cuteness…he leaves ‘surprises’ on our deck for us!
The squirrels and raccoons love climbing up on our ‘squirrel proof’ bird feeder. Last summer, I also saw the raccoon hanging from it!
Little buggers! ;)
Amazingly, I made it to the lunchtime swim today just in the nick of time! I had a speedy yet satisfying workout.
- Freestyle- 25 metres
- Breaststroke- 25 metres
- Flutter board- 50 metres
I did this 7.5 times for a total of 750 metres/30 lengths. My time today was just under 25 minutes. I was really pushing myself and I was so out of breath, which made it hard to do the bilateral breathing during the freestyle. I do a breath every 3 strokes and I was barely making it today!!!
I noticed a couple things today:
- My ankles get sore when I use the flutterboard to work on my kick. Hopefully they get stronger over time!
- My arms were sore today…not sure if that was the baking I did all morning or what (I mix every batch by hand).
I finished the swim with 3 minutes of treading water and 2 more pool lengths for a speedy 30 min. swim.
1) Swimming is HARD. No run I have ever done has challenged my lungs in this way, except for maybe my 2 half marathon races!
2) Swimming makes me soooo hungry. More hungry than running!
I barely made it back to the car before I broke into my Glo Bar emergency stash!
It was so needed.
I came home and I was craving a fresh juice in a MAJOR way.
In the juice: 4 carrots, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cuke.
It wasn’t my best combo to date, but it did the trick! Then it was onto lunch.
Quinoa + Mushroom Tomato Sauce Wrap
- 1.5 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup pasta sauce
- 1 can organic canned mushrooms
- 1 Ezekiel wrap
- Seasonings, Salt, pepper
Directions: Cook quinoa. Mix together pasta sauce and drained mushrooms and heat. Scoop quinoa and sauce onto a wrap and serve.
For some strange reason, I have been obsessed with canned mushrooms since I was a child!!! It is the only canned veggie I buy occasionally. I just love the taste of canned mushrooms for some reason! When my mom and I used to make pizza, I would always steal a few canned mushrooms with pizza sauce on them before they went into the oven. Bliss!
This wrap was major.
Dessert…2 organic dates…aka- nature’s candy! YUM!!! I love dates so much. I used to be scared of them because of how they look (cockroaches!), but I am so glad that I tried them.
[Insert afternoon of work here.]
[Insert crazy bird smashing over and over into our windows all day long.]
One of my favourite easy dinners = roasted vegetables.
1 parsnip, carrots, 1 huge sweet potato, 2 red peppers, 1 sweet onion.
Directions: Chop them all up, throw them into a big plastic container, add EVOO + salt, pepper, seasonings…put the lid on and SHAKE!!!
Throw onto a baking pan lined with tin foil and bake for about 50-60 minutes at 400F, tossing once half way through.
After 1 hour the house smelled ahhhh-mazing.
and Orange water ;)
It was quite possibly the perfect dinner. The hunger monster was silenced. For now.
I’m off to work on the website re-design. Keep your eyes peeled for the new look which I hope to reveal this weekend!
Enjoy your night :)