Running and custard x2

Midweek time!  Sometimes I cannot believe how fast time goes by, can you?  Today was run day at the gym.  I have decided that I won’t do speed work on the days that I run longer and do that on lifting days with brief runs.  I think that will be easier on the legs.

So, I treadmilled (hey, I can make it a verb, right?) it for 6 miles today.  It’s funny how I remember last year when doing 5Ks – it felt so far to get to 3 miles, and now that is half way through today’s run and it was pretty easy (the first 3 miles, that is).  You can build up runing pretty fast when you work at it 😀  I have a long way to go to think about doing a 1/2 marathon.

Came home and made some custard oats.  I have seen these floating around the internet and decided to give them a try since I had egg whites on hand.  I was thinking the egg would scramble as soon as it hit the oats, but it didn’t!

  • 40 grams oats
  • 56 grams egg whites (1/4 cup)
  • cinnamon
  • 1 mashed banana

I mashed the banana and added it to the pot and brought 1 cup of water to a boil.  I added the oats and cinnamon, then whisked the egg whites in very slowly.  These kind of fluffed up and thickened like pudding:

Very nice.  The egg seemed to mute the banana flavor, but the banana was also not as ripe as I usually like them.  I do like the egg white better than protein powder in oats.

Speaking of protein powder, I will be doing a post on protein powders and how we use them in a day or so to kind of answer all the recent questions in one fell swoop.  😀

Lunch consisted of the last of the whole wheat crust pizza (I added feta) and a fabulous pear.

Worked fast again today, even with a latte break in there! (unpictured).  I love being able to finish by dinner time.  I had a hankering for a big stir fry for dinner, so I chopped up a carrot, a bunch of broccoli and some chicken and stirfried in a bit of coconut oil with teriyaki sauce and a couple tablespoons of hot sauce (yeah, baby!).

Yum.  That was a fun experiment with the fresh broccoli this week.  Bunch broccoli was on sale for $1 a pound, so I had gotten some.  Looks like broccoli is in season according to this chart that Steve pointed out today. Normally I buy frozen baby broccoli florets, as I prefer the florets only.

Played it old school tonight with a game of scrabble!

John always, always wins.  Always….. sigh.

We had an extra player, though:

Pixie was in charge of the letter tiles.  She wasn’t all that helpful 😛

I started the day with custard, so I decided to end the day with custard!  This is a quick and easy pumpkin custard snack:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (could use honey or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites.

Mix really well and put into a microwave safe dish or silicone muffin cup.  Cook for about 2 minutes in the microwave until it puffs up and is uniform in color.  Top as you would like – I used dried cranberries.  For a more pie-like dessert, put a gingersnap or a graham cracker on the bottom of the dish before cooking.

This post was all about the food today LOL.   Don’t forget the giveaway tomorrow!  The post will be up in the morning some time.

Question:  Favorite board game?

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19 thoughts on “Running and custard x2

  1. Shelley B

    Yum, that dessert sounds great! I could make that right now…brb!

    J/K, I’ll finish my comment. I like Scrabble – have been playing it on Facebook with my cousin and another friend (it’s actually called Wordscraper) – it’s fun and no rush, as you just play whenever you can. My husband and I play Upwords, which is similar to scrabble except that you can change words and you build up. He usually wins, which irritates me as he can’t spell…how can he win so often?!?

    Love your running comment. I am definitely in the “building up” stage, lol!

    OK, I’ve gotten in enough abbreviations for one night. Wait, here’s one more – ttyl!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..What a Monday! =-.

  2. Kimberley

    Great job on the running! I have been doing 20 minutes on the treadmill for a few weeks and I think I am ready to up my time.

    I like quite a few board games…these are from my youth…Payday, The Game of Life, Risk, and Clue. I also love Scrabble and play Wordscraper on Facebook with anyone who will play.

    Nice food pics…mmm…pumpkin!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Happy 101 =-.

  3. April

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Now i’m having a hayday reading yous. I love women that does wuus out and lift heavy!! Congrats on your weight loss and dedication.

    Clue is my favorite!
    .-= April´s last blog ..So Fresh and So Clean =-.

  4. Jody - Fit at 52

    OK, Lori, some day you are going to find that I ate myself right to your house. Good god that food looks great & that pumpkin custard looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    Ms. Kitty looks like she rules the roost. She is so funny!

    I hear ya on the running. I am amazed at what I do now vs. a couple of years ago! Congrats on that workout!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Diet & Exercise Help; Beautiful Blogger Award =-.

  5. Heidi

    If only I could train my cats to play board games.. I’d at least have a new partner to play with. I get so tired of playing any game with Steve because he ALWAYS wins. His mom confirmed that when he was younger, he won all the time. It becomes annoying after a while!
    I do love playing Chess with my dad when we get a chance, which isn’t often. I try to play Scrabble on Yahoo since I can find decent competitors as well!
    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..I <3 giveaways =-.

  6. Susan

    Custard oats are my new favourite way to have them!! Protein powder just doesn’t do it for me anymore. You haaaave to try stirring one whole egg in with the yolk. It gets super duper creamy and will blow your mind, promise 😉

    Love your custard pumpkin cake! That almost makes me want to buy canned pumpkin. Almost…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..The Living Room Workout =-.

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