Can I just say how nice it is to see the sunshine? While still a bit chilly, the sun is very welcome around here.
John told me yesterday that there were 2 weeks until Thanksgiving. 2 weeks!! Time keeps going by faster and faster.
I went harvest for breakfast today. The 1 minute ‘muffle‘ with apple topping. Today is grain free, but not necessarily lower carb.
Interesting note – the recipe page for the 1-minute muffin is the most viewed page on my website. It got linked to by a few bigger websites (even though I am not the originator of the recipe). There was a bit of time a month or two ago where that single page had 1500 hits on it in 1 day. Crazy. It’s weird when you get a ton of people come to your blog like that, especially if they never comment even once because it sort of feels like having a stranger peeping in an open window or something LOL!
Today was the usual Fridayitis, especially with the sun out. I needed some good protein for lunch, so I made a pumpkin protein shake. 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 30 grams isolated whey protein (unflavored), 1 teaspoon honey, and cinnamon.
The nuts were for some fat since the protein shake doesn’t have much.
After lunch, I went out for a run. I decided to go ahead and try a whole 5K today and see how it felt. I finished in 38 and change, keeping my pace slow and steady.
Done! This is the first 5K I have run in about 1-1/2 years, I think.
I am now going to show you my running shoes.
Think I need new ones? Blowing out the sides. I haven’t bought new ones because I wasn’t sure if I could keep with the running. I might buy a new pair. I hate spending money on shoes, honestly. I am very, very hard on my shoes and go through them pretty fast, which is annoying because any kind of athletic shoe is expensive! I may be needing to replace my bike cleats as well fairly soon.
John and I played hooky this afternoon! I do love Friday when we do this. It means I shift my work around, but it is worth it! We stopped at Coffee Planet for some Vitamin C. I love the attention to detail they give on their lattes.
So good, too. I wish they were open late. They close at 8 pm, which is too early when we want to do a coffee at night. That’s why we end up at Starbucks when we would much, much rather be here.
I managed to do some work when I got back until dinner. I had the most awesome dinner! I sauteed up some broccoli in coconut oil, added some raw jumbo shrimp and and some of this sauce:
Then just as the cooking was finished, I tossed in some fresh cut pineapple.
This was soooo good! Easy, too. The thing that took the longest was cutting up the pineapple
It’s now Friday night and I have to get back to work some. That’s the breaks for hooky time. John has gone out and Pixie will have to do for my company while I work.
FYI – evening snack is ricotta cheese with warmed blueberry sauce. Definitely one of those good eatin’ type of days!
Biking on the agenda for this weekend – temps in the mid 50s on Sunday! Can you tell I am excited??