So yeah, there are few things I admit that I’m good at. But, well, this morning I’m going to toot my own horn and say I’m really great at procrastinating.
Yep. Last night I was procrastinating arranging my travel for some big upcoming races, which in turn is making me procrastinate about telling you about them. Lovely.
Why the heck does travel planning take so long by the way? It’s really not my cup of tea.
While I’m really great at procrastinating, my boys are really great at having to go “pee pee’” right when we’re all buckled in and I’m about to start the car. Seriously, they’ve got skill and this happens 90 percent of the time we’re trying to get somewhere in a hurry. You would think I’d learn a thing or two. Nope.
Ran 7 miles on the treadmill at around an 8 minute mile pace.
Taught a 45 minute BOSU class in a room where the air conditioner was broken. That was fun.
Best move of the day though was this one (although not the best picture).
Scissors on the BOSU.
Scissors by themselves are an awesome core move, but on the BOSU they are just that much better.
Try them if you have access to a BOSU, probably not with a phone in your hand though.
Speaking of BOSU, I just saw this cool BOSU video from like 2006, by the guy who developed BOSU and who I got my certification through.
These people do some pretty darn cool moves. Wow.
I’ve been wearing my Polar RC3 GPS a lot more lately because I can keep track of my running both indoor and outdoor and my other classes too. So nice to be able to keep it all in one place.
I got this little tidbit of advice from my Runner’s World Challenge email tonight.
Your Workouts for Wednesday, August 28
Workout #1: 4 MILES EASY
Planned Distance: 4.0 miles
Description: Low-carb diets have become popular in recent years, but for runners, they’re not the best approach. Carbs are the muscles’ primary source of fuel, and if you cut back too much, you won’t have the energy to get through workouts. That doesn’t mean you have to eat pasta by the pound. About 60 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates, and ideally, most of them should come from unprocessed sources, such as apples, oranges, berries, and carrots.
Two things that came to mind:
I’ve totally noticed now that I’m running again my body needs more carbs.
Love their suggestions about getting carbs from unprocessed sources, but they forgot a major one called kabocha squash. Ha ha.
Speaking of carbs though, as I’ve been needing more I’ve added something new to the mix.
Um, yeah, plantains are my new thing. Roasted plantains to be exact.
I know, weird right since I never roast anything. Ha.
Well, they’re awesome.
Lately I’ve just been slicing them and roasting them on parchment paper with a little Himalayan sea salt. Sometimes I put a little coconut oil on them, but I usually just roast them plain because I like them more on the dry side.
I set the oven at 400 convection and put them in for a bit.
Not totally sure about the time to roast. I like them a bit crispy. I’m guessing about 15 minutes or so.
They come out like little chips.
A little sweet, not too gooey, really fun to eat.
I think they’re just perfect actually (and I bet they’d go well with roasted jicama chips). I might have to try that one tomorrow.
In case you want to know a little more information on plantains, I looked it up for you.
This is a pretty cool site and I just now realized you can cook them when they’re green. Who knew?
The other day I had roasted plantains in this salad. Yesterday I had them for breakfast with a kale and egg white scramble complete with a little of that no grain seedy bread and Organic SunButter. (Bread recipe coming soon. I can’t share the recipe until I share race news and make it once more to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. That’s my rule.) Oh, and an unsweetened almond milk mocha too.
Look at those roasted plantain beauties.
Oh my gosh, so I have to tell you about these pods just really quickly. Obviously I love The Chia Company and their chia shots. Ever since The San Francisco Marathon, I’ve thought of myself as one of their BFFS. I’m sure the feeling is mutual. Ha.
I found them at the IDEA World expo the other weekend, but the picture got erased from my phone somehow.
They had these new Chia Pods that everyone was sampling. I had heard about them before.
Naturally, since I’m obsessed with chia and feel like we’re BFFs, I begged to get some samples sent to my house. My begging must have worked and they sent me some to try.
How awesome, right? Only chia seed, coconut milk and fruit?
Not so awesome was the fact that they need to be refrigerated and I was unaware of that, so when I got the package last week, it sat unopened for a day or so on the shelf out of toddler reach.
That was not a great idea. When I finally got my hands on the pods I realized my mistake.
Luckily, they have great customer service and promptly sent me some new ones to try.
I got them today and did NOT make the same mistake.
I went for the vanilla bean one first.
Love that there’s a little spoon in there so you can take these on the go.
Also love that there are just a few ingredients. This one had chia, coconut milk, vanilla bean and cinnamon.
The other fruit flavors (blueberry, mango, banana) are the same with just three ingredients: chia, coconut milk and then the fruit.
The texture is a little gooey, but if you’ve made toddler chia jam, you know how the texture of chia gets when it sits in water.
Naturally I used it on top of a ginormous roasted kabocha boat.
I can’t wait to try the other flavors. And yes, I will indeed be begging for more pods very soon.
Um, okay, really, I’ve got to get a move on, but just a few quick things.
- In case you love SPANX as much as I do, there’s a special on zulily today. You’re welcome.
- I’m pretty sure this is one of the best race photos I’ve taken. Same goes for that guy behind me.
- I’m also pretty sure I could really use some help with my running form. No wonder I have problems.
- And this is for Allison who left a comment about coming to the blog to see pictures of Kitty. I’m sorry that I’ve let you down as of late. Here you go, eye boogers, manboobs and all.
Have a good one!
Have you ever had plantains?
Have you seen these Chia Pods?
Do you ever buy your race photos?