Posts Tagged by Apple
|May 26, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY friends, and Happy Thursday!! I want to thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words and personal experiences that you shared with me in the last post! It meant SO MUCH to me
First up, FOOD!! Today was a rest day for me, so I just did some yoga to stretch out, and I don’t know about you guys but I am always MUCH more hungry on rest days! I guess it all catches up with me! Bring it onnnn I say! Here are a few foodie pics from the last two days…
Banana oatbran pudding with goji berries, apricot jam and cashew-date butter.
A big ol’ salad with brocc, red pepper and sweetcorn, topped with a tofu-cheeze-hummus dressing. I just blended 2/3 block of silken tofu with water, nooch, hummus and salt/spices and it was AWESOME! Enjoyed for lunch with a baked sweet tater on the side
Apple with almond butter.
Apple with PB&Co Crunch Time! Best crunchy PB EVER!!
Red pepper with spicy Sabra hummus.
And these x1000 of course!
Okay, enough food!! I have tons more but this post would be SO long and I don’t want to bore you guys to death!
30 mins of High Cadence Speed Intervals and 30 mins HIITs= SWEAT!! Then I hit the weights for an Upper Body workout.
The Smiling Award!
2. Write 3 things you like about your looks.
3. Write 3 things you appreciate about your personality.
4. Write about something you find beautiful in other people (looks, personality – whatever)
5. Award as many other people as you like and let them know!
The smile had to involve nut butter of course
2. Three things I like about my appearance…
3. Three things I appreciate about my personality…
ONE: I like that I don’t care much what people think of me. The only person whose approval I need is God’s, so it’s okay for me to be slightly insane in public and do things like crazy-pose with foam rollers in the gym in front of people.
TWO: I love that I’m a little obsessed about some things/people. Like Paula Radcliffe…
Those are just the open ones. 10 jars and 1 bucket. PB&Co White Chocolate Wonderful, Tahini butter,PB&Co Crunch Time, Cashew-Date butter, Almond butter, Smooth PB, Cashew butter, Hazelnut butter, PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams, Crunchy Sunflower Seed butter and Artisana coconut butter. There are also other unopened ones in my Nut Butter Cupboard, but lets not go there today. Gotta let the crazy out in small doses.
THREE: I love that I’m a hugger.
HAHA don’t you just LOVE my friend’s expression there?! I promise I’m not THAT bad at hugging!
4. Something I find beautiful in other people. Oh gosh this is HARD! I find so many things beautiful in other people! I love people who are genuine, caring, and positive! People who aren’t afraid to be themselves are beautiful too…but I think caring is the most beautiful thing. People who show kindness and selflessness are SO beautiful and you can always tell when someone has a kind heart
I have that stuck in my Bible actually to remind me to try to be more caring and conscientious, and I love it!
5. Tag other people and let them know. This is the bit I can never do!! You are ALL so beautiful to me, and I know this is cliché, but CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! I’d better see this on your bloggies later, or else!!!
Something you like about your appearance? This isn’t being vain, it’s being self-loving, so tell me pleeeease!! If you don’t, I’ll reply with a list of things that I love about your appearance instead
One thing you love about your personality/something you find beautiful in other people?
Do you have a big nut butter collection, or a big stash of something? Aside from my slightly ridiculous nut butter collection, I also have a pretty impressive snack bar stash!
Love you all, have an AMAZING day!!
|April 20, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Today I’m joining Jen from Peas and Crayons as well as tons of other bloggers, and I present to you, my ‘What I…Wednesday’!
What I Ate Wednesday
Okay, a prize to whoever is first to spot the theme in these foods:
Yeah I was on a bit of a roll with that combo today! But lets be honest, that is an AWESOME combo, only just behind PB+J.
Sweet potato and chickpeas covered in cinnamon and coconut oil and roasted. The coconut oil MADE this- DELISH!!
What I Read Wednesday
And then getting it SIGNED by her at the VLM expo?
Well I finished it today! The book is BRILLIANT- highly recommended! It has practical running advice for everyone, from beginners to experienced marathoners, and includes lots of training plans for races too. Anyway, I collaborated with a running coach today to create my own training plan for my first half in July! I am shooting for a sub 1.35 half in my main race in October (and whatever time I can get in July!), so bring on the training!
I’m going to do a Training Tuesday post next week to show you the plan and talk it, my injury, etc. The plan looks GREAT but so hard in parts!! I’m definitely looking forward to those 8 mile tempo runs at a 7 min/mile pace…!
What I Worked Wednesday
There’s nothing like an hour full of sprints and hill climbs in a tiny hot room packed full of other sweaty crazies to wake you up in the morning!
I think I spent more time bouncing up and down on it than anything else to be honest, and thankfully, since it was early, there was only one old man to watch me fall off again and again…
So a MOVE for ya! According to Runner’s World, this is proven to be THE best core move. And Runner’s World are never wrong.
Here’s how to do it: I think I managed it once on the thousandth time of trying- SCORE!! I’ll keep trying though until I can do it like the woman above without falling into the mirror like I did today!! The old man was tres jealous of my skills.
What I Dreamed Of Wednesday
In August I am hitting HAWAII baby!! I can’t wait…BRING ON SUMMER!!
Your turn: Tell me what you worked/read/ate/dreamed of! Share time pretty please!
Do you always follow race training plans, or do you just wing it? I’ve tried it both ways now, and I think I prefer having a plan- it means I definitely incorporate all the different workouts that’ll make me a stronger runner, including those easy/recovery runs!! Some people work well without one though, so I guess it just depends on you!
Where are you going on holiday/vacation this year? Make me jealous!!
Enjoy the rest of your week friends!! Have a great day!!
|December 19, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Those are abandoned cars and buses you can just about see! I live on a main road, right on the top of a steep hill, so I think these people (wisely!) chose not to try and go down it!
Also, because of the snow, I received an email from Amazon this morning, saying that because of the weather, they cannot guarantee my order will be here before Christmas, but they ‘hope’ it will be! Well ME TOO AMAZON, ME TOO!
So I had a completely unproductive morning, spent pottering around, watching Gilmore Girl reruns on TV, and avoiding all forms of work. Whilst eating constantly of course! Mainly this delicious stuff…
…that I’ve almost finished! Definitely an excuse to hit Whole Foods again soon I think!
I don’t know why the Snack Monster was out this morning, especially since I had a filling, yummy breakfast, but hey, I’m all about the intuitive eating! If my body wants food, I gotta please it!
How-to:1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup coconut or other milk, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 chopped apple heated on medium heat in a small pan on the stove top until thick and bubbling! And try not to make such a mess like I always do!
Our road was still clogged up with the abandoned vehicles, so I decided to walk to the gym to get in a quick workout! Turned out getting to and from the gym took more time than I actually spent in there! I was all jazzed up for my workout, when I realised I had made the rookie mistake of leaving behind the water bottle that I take with me everywhere! So I ended up paying for the gym’s ridiculously overpriced water, and was not a happy bunny!
A ladybird! I love them!
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think this is my new
favourite flavour. Yes, even better than the chocolate one!
I was supposed to be going out to a restaurant for a Christmas meal this evening, but it was postponed because of the snow. But I made up for it (a bit!) by having a yummy dinner of ‘saag aloo’ (an Indian dish with potatoes and spinach), which was delicious…
Tomorrow morning, I am going to test the waters and see if it is possible to run outside! Seeing as I almost slipped right over today, and I was just walking, I’m not getting my hopes up about a successful run, but wish me luck!
I’m also going to be doing some baking, so stay tuned!
Do you have/have you had snow where you live? And what do you believe about ‘intuitive eating’? Its been all over the blogworld recently, so I’d love to hear your opinions on it!
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
|December 17, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
ONE WEEK TILL CHRISTMAS!!!! <—–In less than 2 hours anyway- I’m jumping the gun a little bit!
I had a last minute panic order yesterday night on Amazon, as it was the last day for (free) delivery before Christmas! I literally got my order in about half an hour before it was too late! What can I say, I’m so organised! The order included:
‘Salt’ DVD for my dad, as he really wanted to see it at the cinema, but never got round to it…
…‘Eat Pray Love’ for my momma, because I know she’ll love it…
I’ve never seen Salt, but don’t particularly want to either, as I’m am not an Angelina Jolie fan in any way! Don’t get me started on her! But I’ve read Eat, Pray, Love and Operation Beautiful and loved them both. What about you? Have you read/seen these?
Deeelicious, and so perfect for this weather! Talking of the weather, it snowed again heavily today! So no run! Boo It’s also sposed to snow even heavier tomorrow, so I’m going to my gym in the morning! Going to a 9am BodyPump class, then hitting the treadmill hopefully! The snow had only just melted from before! This was our town just 10 days ago:
I’m also looking forward to tomorrow night, as I’m going out for a Christmas meal with friends. As we had to order our food beforehand, and there was nothing vegan on the menu, I called up the restaurant about it, and they said they would sort it out. So I wonder what I’ll get…! I also haven’t gotten all dressed up in so long (my life is spent mainly in hoodies, sweats and running clothes! ), so I can’t wait!!!
So what are your plans for the weekend? And what presents have you got for your loved ones?
all of one (or two!) of these:
Have a great weekend!
|November 28, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
The morning began with another bowl of stovetop oatmeal, but this time, the apple and cinnamon version I wanted to try following yesterday’s whipped banana. I diced an apple:
Enjoyed whilst reading the Women’s Running mag I got half price at yesterday’s Running Show:
It didn’t disappoint! Only complain was that it was a bit long for me, at 2.5 hours. But I seriously can’t wait for the next instalment!
A houmous and falafel wrap and Bear apple crumble granola nibbles. Both were very yummy, and I’ll definitely be having that wrap again soon!
In the 10 minute window I had for shopping before HP began, as well as picking up my lunch, I also used the £5 Sweatshop voucher I got in last month’s issue of Women’s Running to buy a headband for cold runs:
I had to wait a long time before I could eat dinner, so I snacked on the fruit snack bar above and the Body Matter granola I bought on yesterday’s awesome Whole Foods trip:
I love this granola- so yummy with big crunchy clusters, just how I like it! And no added refined sugars! I see this making a great oatmeal topping…!
Tomorrow, I am either going to go on a run, or go to a BodyPump class. I’m leaning towards the class at the moment, especially since it’s going to be around –7C and sleet where I live tomorrow!
And today, we got a bit of snow! So I’m intrigued: what’s the weather like where you live at the moment?
Hope you’ve had a great weekend!
|November 25, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Wholewheat noodles in soy sauce, with tofu and courgette (zucchini), which made a great, filling dinner that took less than 10 minutes to throw together!
Apple and cinnamon complemented this season perfectly! Thanks for all your comments on Tuesday’s post by the way- it seems as though the majority agree with me in thinking that autumn/fall is the best food season!
Breakfast today was pumpkin oatmeal with the last remainders of my open can of pumpkin. I have many more cans, but am trying not to go through them too fast as I am very miserly (they aren’t cheap!), so sadly it may be a while before it returns! Well actually, it probably won’t be that long- self control was never one of my strong points!
That miniscule blob was all that was left in the tin! Still made it lovely and pumpkiny though! All stirred in and topped with a crumbled pumpkin cookie:
Today sadly was my uncle Raj’s funeral. If you didn’t know, my fit+healthy uncle Raj died suddenly of a heart attack two weeks ago aged just 48. The funeral was very sad, but it was great talking to everyone at the reception and hearing all their funny stories about him! He was such a joker! The funeral programme:
He shared my love of running, and was actually running when he had his first heart attack a few days before the second one that killed him. He also shared my love of food, so they made sure that the funeral reception had lots of his favourite foods. The buffet included these cute mini quiches:
I had a ton of savoury food (quiches galore!), so by the time they brought out the cupcakes, I was too stuffed to eat them! But my brother made up for me by eaing three, and I did enjoy quite a bit of my delicious pumpkin gingerbread a few hours later when I got back home!
Soya protein? I thought I ordered pea protein?
Nope, looks as though I accidently ordered soya protein instead! As I had had some stomach issues with soya milk, I had decided to go for the pea protein, but as I can’t really be bothered to send it back and get the right one, I think I’ll just try this and see how I feel! So it called for a quick Protein Green Monster:
Wasn’t quite sweet enough for me- had to add some agave. The stomach’s feeling fine at the moment, but we’ll see later! Hopefully there’ll be no problem
So what are you thankful for today? I’m thankful that Raj’s life was one filled with happiness and joy, and that his wife and children know how very much he loved them. Better to live a short but happy life than a long and unfulfilling one, right?
“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” <—— So make sure you do!
|November 20, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Why do we run out of bananas so often??? Probably because I eat at least one a day, but still! I hate banana-less mornings
No bananas hanging from the banana hook, no apples, three questionable satsumas, and a pear. So immediately my usual pre-workout snack of banana+peanut butter was out! And what about my planned post-workout Green Monster, with the lack of bananas?
I managed to find an apple and a pear in our other fruit bowl (we actually have three for some reason!) so pre-workout snack was an apple+peanut butter:
And after Nell McAndrew’s Ultimate Challenge worked me into a sweat after half an hour, I turned my attention to the Green Monster… I decided to try it without the usual banana and with two of these instead:
I had no need to worry-it was delicious! Pear and Cinnamon Green Monster: 2 handfuls fresh spinach, 2 pears, 3/4 cup soya milk, 1 cup cereal (optional) 3 ice cubes, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum and about 1 tsp cinnamon. All blended:
It’s really good so far, but I’ll give a full review when I’m done
Off to do some baking now hopefully! Another loaf of apple and cinnamon bread is currently baking in my bread machine, and is smelling divine!
What is your morning routine not complete without? I always have a banana, whether it’s in something or on its own- couldn’t live without them!
Hope you’re having a good Saturday!