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The Long and Windy Road

January 19, 2011

I’m feeling especially chatty today.  I blame Starbucks.

The long weekend is over but I don’t have class till 2 on Tuesday, so it still felt like the weekend when I woke up after 10 hours of sleep.  Ten hours of sleep + coffee = wayyy too much energy!

Energy enough to wipe out breakfast and a run this morning.

Extra banana-y oats because I had one pretty ripe banana left to use up.

Topped with granola, mixed berry compote and lots of peanut butter.  Okay, it looks like more than it really was because my homemade batch is super drippy.  I’m not complaining.

I’m pretty sure I could have busted out a long run (7-mile route maybe??) if it hadn’t been for the wind.  As soon as I turned the corner at mile 1 it felt like I was running into a tornado!  I was really proud of myself for fighting through it.  Then I turned around and it was like there was no wind at all and I was back to feeling awesome.  If only the whole run had been with the wind instead of against it.

Came home and did some vinyasa flow (LOVE) + a few minutes of abs.

Then it was time to assemble lunch and dinner.  I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that I’m not much of a recipe writer/creator but I’m pretty good at assembling/pairing things together.

Case in point: The Lunch Salad

Killed two birds with one stone by pan searing some brussel sprouts for dinner and carrots for lunch.

Also in the salad:

  • Raw broccoli
  • Walnuts
  • Raisins

Reasons salads are awesome:

  • They’re fast
  • They’re easy (just toss anything and everything in)
  • They’re versatile
  • Great way to use up leftovers
  • They take lots of time to eat
  • They’re filling and healthy at the same time

I could go on and on.

My tahini was almost out so I just added mustard, balsamic, pepper and a dash of soy sauce right into the jar and shook.  Now I have extra dressing for the rest of the week without dirtying another container.


And shake. <— Another great thing about salads: They’re easy to coat in dressing.

Tangent: I’m using a laptop I checked out in the library right now and it’s a Mac, which I DO NOT know how to use.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to resize my pictures.  Help!

Tangent #2: I’m running out of space for pictures because I didn’t know how to resize until a few months ago.  Does anyone know what I’m supposed to do with all my old pictures that are NOT downsized?  Eek!

Off to read some theory on music <— Sounds exciting, no?


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 10:52 AM

    Your salad looks awesome! I always forget about raisins! That tahini dressing sounds soooo balla!! I have a Mac but I don’t have to resize my photos?? And I don’t know what to do with your pictures that are not downsized! Sorry love! xoxo

    • January 19, 2011 5:30 PM

      Maybe I don’t need to. I wish I was more technologically inclined!

  2. January 19, 2011 11:00 AM

    Love salads – they are definitely NOT overrated! Please bring me some of your energy. I’m fading fast.

  3. Ayla permalink
    January 19, 2011 7:54 PM

    Your salad looks amazing! So do the oats. 😀

    I’m also not much of a recipe creator but I’m fairly good at following them.. haha.

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