Some slick sidewalks, so I am pretty much sticking to treadmill running for now. Last winter I just exercised at home as I did not belong to a gym. We don’t own a treadmill, so my outdoor running was really weather and neighbor side-walk shoveling dependent. Now with the gym, I can still keep up my running (even though the dreadmill is boring). I did 5 miles today. This is becoming my go-to mileage on an average day, which I am so pleased about! I did 3 miles at a 5.5 mph pace, then 1 mile at 6 mph, 1/2 mile at 6.5 and then 1/2 mile at 6. Sweaty, sweaty!
Came home and had my steel cut oats for breakfast that I talked about earlier today.
Then it was work, work, work. I put my feet up for a while and noticed this:
So many of my socks look like this, although I don’t normally end up with both at the same time with holes 🙂 . I don’t know what it is about my feet, but I go through shoes and socks like nobody’s business!
Lunch was inspired by Caitlin today:
Toasted quinoa on greek yogurt! My yogurt has vanilla protein powder stirred in with strawberries. My take on the quinoa was done a bit differently than hers:
- 1/4 cup dry quinoa
- 2 tsp agave nectar
In a small frying pan, toast the quinoa over medium high heat until light tan. The quinoa will start to pop as it toasts. Stir often so it doesn’t burn! Then add in the cinnamon and agave nectar and keep stirring until the agave is absorbed. (It will sizzle). Just a couple minutes. It will kind of lump up in the pan a bit. Remove from heat and let cool. Then use as a topping. Full of protein and crunch! It kind of reminds me a bit of those chewy sesame candies – anyone know what I am talking about?
Ornament of the day:
This is a Charming Tail. I started collecting these 5 or 6 years ago. I don’t do too much collecting because we try to lead a somewhat clutter-free life (said as I look away from my desk….), but they are just so cute. I haven’t bought any in a few years, though. I have a little Squashville parade that I should take a picture of, too.
Break for a snack with my latte:
So, having more tenant issues. One of them is gone now and the other one needs to find another roommate or he needs to move out as he cannot afford the place on his own. I am letting him stay for a while to find a roommate because I don’t want to kick him out at Christmas and I can’t afford to not have someone in there. Finding tenants at this time of year is tough. I really want to get rid of this house! I hope to put it back on the market this spring, so if he can just hang on for a few months, that would be helpful. Sigh….
More protein for dinner! These clam strips are loaded with protein.
John has been prettying up my blog a little for the holidays! I don’t have as much time as I would like to play around with it (just posting takes a lot of time!), so I let him fiddle.
Question: Do you collect anything?