Spring in my step

I am so sorry I didn’t include a P for Pixie yesterday!  So, I will make up for that.  I think she is more popular than I am……..

It is a glorious pre-Spring day.  I knew I wanted to run outside, but not until later so I slept in until 7:15!  Yay!  Felt pretty good, too.   I wanted protein waffles today, but with a different topping:

This was an apple cooked in a tsp of butter, 1 tsp of brown sugar, an SL of cinnamon, and about a tbsp of water.  I put a lid on the frying pan and let it steam a little bit.  Yum.  I might do more water next time and thicken it up to make a sauce.

Got to work early today while waiting for the temps to rise.  It was 26 degrees this morning, but low 50s this afternoon!  Woo Hoo!  Protein snack mid morning:

Here is a gratuitous Pixie pic.  John is playing with her:

Lunch time!  I had the last can of tuna today.  Officially tired of tuna, and this can has been here for a few weeks.

Nom, nom!  After digesting for a while, I got ready to run.  Hello vitamin D!

I’m not exactly sure what this pose is supposed to be.  I kind of look like a weathervane.  Did 4 miles today.  Felt pretty good except for mile 3, where I started to get tired, but I was running into a headwind.

Check out what else I spy with my little eye:

This made me dance around with joy!  These are the black and white tulips coming up.  Gonna be time to trim back and clean out the garden.  Happy, happy!  You all know how I love my garden 😀

After the run, I needed a snack:

Lattes make me happy.  I thank whatever Ethiopian goat chewed on the first coffee beans so that I can have this cup.

Dinner time and I had a frozen crabcake.  I baked it in the toaster oven (although I secretly long to deep fry it).   ….insert peanut eating here

Brussels with cranberries and clementines round it out.  I was so paranoid slicing the brussel sprouts because I did a report today where someone sliced off the end of their thumb with a mandolin.  One of those reports that make your toes curl while typing it up. 😯

Tomorrow is the wearin’ of the green!  I need to think of some kind of green food to make for St Patty’s Day.  We have an Irish family!

I need to put something green on Pixie, too.  Bet she would love that.

My mom is coming over tonight, so we can pawn off some chocolate on her LOL!  I think tea and chocolate sounds like a good night tonight.

Question:  What is your heritage?

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39 thoughts on “Spring in my step

  1. Kelly

    Hmmm, your form is a little off on the running picture. 😉

    I’ve never had a brussel sprout. Maybe that will be my thing to try in March.

    Hi, Pixie! She’s such a pretty kitty. 🙂
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Weekly Workouts =-.

  2. Shelley B

    Ooh, the cranberries in the brussel sprouts caught my eye…what a great flavor combo!

    Love your running pose…annnnd she’s off!!!

    My heritage is Heinz 57 – a little bit of everything. French Canadian, Scottish/Irish/English…basically if the skin will sunburn easily, then I have that nationality!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Self-Doubt =-.

  3. Kimberley

    Yay for pics of Pixie!

    Great job on the run…I actually walked my mile outside tonight. Not sure where I read this but I found a site where you map your walk and it tells you the distance. So exciting! I have to be be ready for my MS Walk in April.

    My family is from the Netherlands…we are all very Dutch.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..The "Perfect 10" Challenge – Final Update =-.

  4. Rachel

    I’m Polish, Italian and Austrian…basically, there are a lot of non-healthy foods I love and I’m really stubborn! As for the brussel sprouts…can you just chop them with a knife? I’ll be trying that this week. The concept of eating them as something other than whole had never crossed my mind before.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Goals for the Week ~ Rachel =-.

  5. roxie

    Wish I had your recipe for brussels sprouts, as I have some in the fridge I need to fix. Thanks for the Pixie pic! Need to get my cat fix somewhere 🙂

    As for heritage, Irish and German. But unfortunately, no corned beef for me this week, as I didn’t plan ahead. I do loves me some cabbage!
    .-= roxie´s last blog ..False Alarm =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s so easy, just thinly slice the brussel sprouts, add to a pan with a tsp of oil (I like coconut). Add salt and pepper and saute for about 5 minutes until done. Sometimes I slap a cover on and just steam them a bit. Sprinkle with dried cranberries.

  6. PTG

    I actually started to feel my mouth water looking at the picture of that apple topping on your waffles…yum indeed!!

    I am Puerto Rican – so no Irish at all! But of course, in this town, on St. Patrick’s Day, EVERYONE’S irish. 🙂
    .-= PTG´s last blog ..blockage =-.

  7. Josie

    haha, I LOVE that picture of you! That totally rocks…that would make a cute banner pic for your blog 🙂

    My father’s ancestors were from Sweden and mom’s were from Germany. I had a lot of fun tracing my family tree and learning about my past relatives!
    .-= Josie´s last blog ..Final Tally for Tomorrow =-.

  8. debby

    Yummy food today. And I am loving the first signs of spring too.

    Tea and chocolate–someone mentioned drinking mint tea and eating a bit of dark chocolate–that is really very delicious!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Decision! =-.

  9. Fitcetera

    That pose is called a “PHOON” … http://www.phoons.com … 😀

    I am first generation Canadian. My parents and siblings were born in Germany.
    My dad’s mom was Jewish on her father’s side. I would love to have my ancestry traced.

    Love all the pics as usual!
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

  10. Pubsgal

    Yeay, spring is on the way!!! I feel sorry for the poor tulip sprout at my kids’ school, but on the other hand, there are daffodils and grape hyacinth already! I bet you black & white tulips are gorgeous! Sadly, tulips are annuals on the coast. 🙁

    Shelley B and I must be long-lost cousins or something! Definitely some Irish in there, my family always observed St. Patty’s day. My husband actually bought some corned beef and cabbage to make tomorrow! (He’s of German/Polish ancestry, so St. Patrick’s Day was never a big deal in his family. I’m tickled that he’s going to cook for it.)
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update, 3/10/10 =-.

  11. MB

    Once I get over being depressed about the melting snow I will rejoice over the budding trees and flowers.

    My grandparents on my mother’s side came off the boat from Italy in the early 1900s. My grandmother learned to speak English but if she got excited telling a story she would switch back to Italian. My father’s family came over from stuffy ol’ England.

  12. megan

    How long did you cook the apple for? Until soft?

    Mostly of Irish heritage, a little Cajun, a little German. But married into a Cajun family so that’s normally what I claim.

  13. Lara (Thinspired)

    Happy St. Patty’s, Lori! I am totally going to try pairing brussels with cranberries. That sounds like the best combination!
    I have a love/hate relationship with tuna because I tire of it easily, too. Then I’ll wake up one day and crave it…so weird!
    I am a whole mixed bag with my heritage! My dad’s side is Chinese, and my mother’s is a mix of western European and American Indian. So, definitely all-American! 😉

  14. Amy

    Love the buds poking their heads up – my tulips and daffodils are peeking out of the earth too, it’s finally spring here too!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Pummelled =-.

  15. Susan

    Lori! This is off-topic, but I realized I’m going to be SO close to New York state when I move to Toronto! We should totally arrange a meet up for later this summer or fall. We can eat bagels and talk about biking 🙂

    For years my family thought we were part Irish, but turns out my great-grandfather was actually Norweigian and just adopted by an Irish family! My last name is German, but I’m more Scottish than anything else. My Papa was from the motherland and my mom has a dual citizenship.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Out of Hibernation =-.

  16. Dawn

    Way to go on the run. I’m envious I want to have tea and chocolates with you and your mom *smile*.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Why? =-.

  17. Fran

    Spring has almost arrived here too, today was the first really pretty day.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog, I really appreciate it and it means a lot to me.
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..Roussy 1993-2010 =-.

  18. Leah

    Spring is coming here as well and my daffodils are blooming, tulips are coming up and pansies are starting to bloom also.

    I’m Scotch, Irish from my mom’s side, and English and German from my dad’s side.

  19. Ang

    I’m a mutt, mostly a UK mutt! My dad’s ancestry is Irish and a bit Dutch…my mom’s is mostly English and Welsh. I am blessed with deathly pale pasty skin, light eyes, and dark hair. The sun hates me. 😛

    I’ll be having Irish stew (no Guiness, damn gluten), GF Irish Soda bread, and Bailey’s cake and fudge. I’m embracing my barely Irishness! 🙂
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Weary of winter but loving chai lattes! =-.

  20. Carly

    Tuna and I have a very similar relationship – it’ll be all I want for days, and then…it’s over. A couple of months go by, and I’m like, “why did I stop again???”

    I’m Polish, Austrian, Russian and Romanian; there’s not an ounce of Irish in me, but I still bake up some soda bread every year!

  21. paula

    Pixie is just too cute and I can’t wait to see her in green. Your protein waffles with apples looks so good. I look forward to your meals. Gives me great ideas–especially since I’m in such a food rut lately. Will try the apple topping. Looks yummy.

    I’m jones so bad for some of that chocolate. I almost bought me a bar at Walgreens. M u s t r e s i s t….
    .-= paula´s last blog ..Ever revert back to old behavior? =-.

  22. michelle

    Oh butter and apples cooked together! Can anything be more delicious! Running into a headwind is hard work – good job. Tulips are my fave flower so can’t wait to see you black and whites when they bloom 🙂

    My dad is 100% Mexican and my mom is half Irish and half English. I love my heritage!

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