Runner & Fitness Blogger = One Tough Mother

So I stumbled across this recipe of Carrie’s about a week ago.  I was going on a printing frenzy (testing out my new mono laser printer), and printing off heaps of stuff, a lot of this ‘stuff’ was SANE recipes by Carrie.

I already knew the Strawberry Seed porridge was a winner, cause I’ve made it a few times.  Mostly with mixed berries (just as good), and the other day with blueberries (use only a 1/3 of the suggested amount, I just found it ultra blueberry sweet).

Since I had all the ingredients for this particular recipe in my pantry already I thought I would give it a go.

I wont lie, I did make a mess. I have  tiny little food processor, so I had to do it in two lots.  At least I know I can easily half this recipe if I ever want a single serve.

Source: marmaladeandmileposts.com via Matilda on Pinterest

This breakfast is seriously filling.  It has a blend of flavours.  Yeah it’s very almondy, but I was surprised the coconut milk wasn’t overpowering (as I found in the strawberry seed porridge, where I had to sub normal light milk instead as the coconut milk was just too much). The almonds meal give it a really great texture too.  And the pears, yum!

I’d love to try this warm, I might have to give it a go when the weather cools down.

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I 13km V2

I’ve changed my long run days from a Monday to a Saturday or Sunday.

The reason I have done this is because most of the races I’m doing are on a Sunday, so it just makes sense to getting use to running on these days.

On the 18th Feb I had a long run scheduled of 13km.

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Wow, I was utterly spend during this run. I ran with my fuel belt, and drank all my water, but the 9km mark I felt like I was dying, I really did not know if I was going to be able to finish, I was just super exhausted  I felt like I was going snail pace, but I kept at it and finished it.

Today I ran the same track.  Around the same, time, but totally different weather conditions (yes it was still sunny, but not humid), and my body felt really good. I only drank 3/4 of one bottle.  I also had my belt in a better position on my hips.
The other thing I did different was this time around I brought a gu energy gel with me, which I had at about the 50min mark (9km).

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The distance is a little off, as run 1 I did with my garmin, run 2 I did with nike plus and mapped it out with runkeeper (as my garmin is being a poo AGAIN!).

So it just goes to prove that everyone (me included) have off days.  Today’s run, I felt fantastic, I seriously could have just kept going.  I also bumped into a running friend at the start of my run, so we stopped and chatted for a few minutes, we plan on running together soon, which I look forward to.

I’ve never liked humidity (I could never live in Darwin), it just doesn’t agree with me, and it gives me eczema break outs. But me running in humidity wow just sucks the life force out of me, I will still run when it’s humid, as it’s important to run in any weather conditions, well I think so at least. I’m just glad that summer is now over, and the cooler weather is upon us. Yay!

So I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I thought I would give it a go.  I had 3 huge (like 9″ long) banana’s, that were getting brown.  Normally I would make Banana Bread, or Cake, or biscuits, but then I saw this recipe, thought it looked easy, so I would give it a go.

Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod.

Um wow! Who would have thought that you could have banana icecream just from banana’s!

So my daughter is allergic to peanuts, so I didn’t add peanut butter, but you could sub it with sunflower seed butter, or almond butter.  Or you could just use a bit of yoghurt like I did.

Seriously really easy, and so good for you.

Try it you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Hard

There are things in life that are hard.

Riding a bike for the first time is hard.

Learning to read when you are 6 years old, that’s also hard.

Enduring chemo, yeah that would be painfully hard.

Me trying to kick a goal for the world cup, yeah that would be hard too.

Seeing a loved one or pet for the last time at the hospital, gut wrenching hard.

But putting down the cookie and picking up a carrot, or celery, or even spinach, that’s not hard.  So stop telling yourself it’s hard.  There are harder things in life to go through.

So what’s your excuse?

Bib Arrival

Who gets excited about a bib arriving?

Well me of course.

And yes, I’ve decided to try my hand at twitter.

 

Edit: https://twitter.com/oniongirlblog

is my running and fitness twitter feeds.

Roast Turkey Casserole

So I’m a fan of Carrie Brown on Facebook (because of the Smarter Science of Slim).

Well one particular day she posted that she had made this particular recipe.  I looked it up and was like, well this looks super easy, I will have to put this on the list to try out.

 

Well O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!! This recipe is just AH-MAZING.

Not only is it so super easy, it is so super yummy.  The kids loved it too.

Will definitely be making this one again.

To Read or Not To Read

I enjoy reading now more than I did years ago.

My family (my dad and sister) are big readers.  They read all the time.  It’s rare for them not to be reading something.

One of my books this year is to read 30 books.  With my ears and eyes.

I’m doing really well so far.  I’ve read 7 books so far. 6 with my eyes, and 1 audio book.

But I also have another mission.  I want to read more non fiction books.  So I’ve decided for each 2 fiction book I read I need to read at least 1 non fiction book.

It’s also really handy to have my ereader back working normally (it’s brand new and was being a spaz), this makes reading a lot easier, and it fits perfectly into my handbag.

The other advantage of reading is that encourages the kids to read too.  I caught my son asleep with a book on his chest, too cute to say the least.