Isn’t there a song like that or something? “Easy Like Sunday Morning” maybe?
Let’s see- running first.
Yesterday it was pretty easy to get motivated to do a two part run after hearing the news that my inspirational friend, Deena Kastor, (we hung out and all at the ASICS LA Marathon two weeks ago), not only won the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon, but also set two Master’s records at the age of 41. There’s a Runner’s World article here about it.
So my early morning 6 mile run was later followed by a 10 mile run while watching a cute flick.
I picked up the pace a bit on both runs- the first one in the middle and the second one the last five miles. I did n’t really keep track of my actual pace, but just played with the speed a little bit.
Today, however, I just wasn’t feeling it this morning so I did 6 easy treadmill miles. It would’ve been easy to talk myself out of it, but the Boston Marathon is in 4 weeks. Um yeah. Can’t really wrap my head around that one.
I also got a new show on Netflix. The New Girl. It’s pretty cute.
So easy talk.
Gosh darn it, if life was easy and finding the balance each day was easy, what would we do with ourselves right?
I’m working on simplifying the things that I can.
The easiest salad dressing ever I’ve been making lately.
I’m actually just now realizing I have posted something like this before and called it Hot and Sweet Salad Salad Dressing.
I don’t measure, just combine the Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Mustard, apple cider vinegar, Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning and some of those Ghost Chilies. Good stuff.
Best eaten with a turkey or chicken salad, with a little crushed red pepper and outside while watching the kiddos.
Another really easy thing from yesterday was subbing in some Silk Almond Coconut Blend milk in our gluten free green banana bread to make it dairy free also. Oh, and to make muffins instead of bread.
I pretty much followed the recipe for dairy and gluten free pumpkin muffins, but added the spinach and bananas like the green bread.
They came out marvelously. Especially the ones with added chocolate chips. He he.
Speaking of greens and spinach, it’s really easy to add an entire bag of spinach to a turkey bacon egg white scramble.
And the hot sauce I add to it every morning is an easy decision also. Yep, this Scotty B’s sweet bacon jalapeño is simply the best.
It is also a very easy decision right now to wrap up my computer time and help these guys who seem to have lost their lizard they caught just now.
I will be doing just that.
I’ll leave you with my favorite flower that I discovered yesterday out front
and these wise words from my tea yesterday.
I love that. You’re all you’ve got, don’t compromise yourself.
Have a good Monday friends!
Hope it’s an “easy” one!
Random, but what’s your favorite flower?