Exciting times #3
|February 8, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Okay, so if you didn’t realise already, I get excited a lot. Over every little thing. I put this constant high down to the sugar intake (DATES, I’m talking to you!), and clearly I get excited very easily- see my other two excitement posts for proof! So, seven exciting things for today!!
Before this morning, I had never had crunchy peanut butter before. If you think that’s weird, pre-blogging, I had never even had nut-butter before!
Well I gave away my flower in style. (Friends reference #1001!)
Excitement: COCONUT BUTTER!!
Amazing reader Angie from the US read my moans about lack of coconut butter in the UK and sent me some! Angie, seriously, we are now BFF’s.
Not only did Angie send me coconut butter, but she also threw in these too:
Granola?! Chocolate Chips?! Seriously girl, you know me so well!!
Excitement: A ‘gym regular’. I overheard one of the guys at the gym in the weights area (where the good treadmills are!) say “Oh look, it’s crazy runner girl again!”. HA they don’t know the half of it…
Excitement: The Best Speed Run Ever! A speed interval run totally kicked my butt today! I was literally dripping sweat, and so red I thought my face might explode. I looked unbelievably attractive still obviously, but I thought I’d save you the sight anyway…
1 min @ 8.6mph
1 min @ 8.7mph
1 min @ 8.8 mph
2 min @ cooldown pace
Repeated for about 40 mins + a 5 min warm up and cool down. I was totally motivated by Paula!
Paula Radcliffe is actually my heroine. If you are mad and don’t know who she is, she holds the world record for the fastest women’s marathon time, at 2:15:25!!
Anyway, I’ve just started reading her autobiography, and it’s so good! Every time I needed a bit of inspiration on the ‘mill, I just looked over and saw her face and was inspired. I know, I know, I’m lame!!
I finished up with a few mins on the elliptical reading the book using Janae’s life-saving hairband trick.
Health store people are just too nice. I love them.
Excitement: A delicious dinner.
‘Cheezy’ quinoa stuffed mushrooms with tempeh, more ‘cheezy’ quinoa, and cherry toms.
- 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast flakes
- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch (optional)
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine
- Spices for flavouring (optional)
- Mix the dry ingredients (except spices) together in a small pan. Add the water and cook over medium heat, whisking, until it thickens and bubbles.
- Cook for a minute more, or until desired thickness is reached.
- Remove from the heat and add margarine. Stir until the margarine has melted in. Add spices if desired (I added paprika for some spiciness).
This sauce is great! Makes about 2 cups worth, is high in protein, and leftovers keep well in the fridge. I just made a serving of quinoa too, mixed in 1/2 cup of ‘cheeze’ sauce, put into some destalked large mushrooms, and grilled for 5 mins. Delish!
Tomorrow I’m going to be having some fun with my coconut butter, and sharing a healthy, five ingredient cookie recipe!
So, what exciting things happened to you today or this weekend? I gave you seven exciting things from today, so share with me some pretty please!
And do you have a role model/idol you look up to? Paula is totally mine! My dream is to meet her someday…or maybe even run with her! I think I’d be able to keep up for about a minute though before passing out with exhaustion, but I’d appreciate those 60 seconds a lot!!
Hope you’re having a great week friends!!
P.S. The treats from Angie have inspired me- does anyone want to do an American-Brit foodie swap? It would be fun! I can offer basically anything you’ve seen on here, like Trek/Nakd/9 bars, etc. If you’re interested email me