Posts Tagged by Dates
|April 6, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY awesome friends!! Having a good week?
As you may know, I am leaving for a quick music tour in Germany for four days (from Thursday-Sunday), so I’ll be back on Sunday evening!! So I made sure to spend my last day well, as everyone should before leaving their homes…
Sweet Tater oatmeal! 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup oat milk, 3/4 cup water, 1 small microwaved sweet potato (peeled+mashed), 1 tsp vanilla extract all cooked on the stovetop, plus maple syrup and tons of cinnamon. DEEELISH!! Got the idea from seeing it on the amazing Katie’s blog, and I knew I HAD to make it!! And it was soooo good!!
I’m guessing I won’t be having PB+J stuffed medjool dates there…? Well, I can still live in hope!
I’m expecting a trophy for this nut butter consumption. Or a medal at the very least.
‘No unread items’ is not a phrase I see a lot on my reader!
You should make preparations for your trip. I can’t run, and I don’t think there’s a hotel gym. So I’m using hotel workouts! Like this one:
Because heaven forbid I don’t get my endorphin fix for FOUR WHOLE DAYS. Enter room workouts!!
Yeah, I may have gone slightly overboard with this one…
Oat biscuits, snack bars x 7, chocolate, wholewheat crackers, non-dairy milk, a bag of cashews, trail mix, a big bag of chocolate biscuits and vegan sweets, as well as unpictured dates (obviously), a pack of WW pitta bread and a small jar of PB. Oh, and 10 packets of oats.
In my defence, a) most of it’s for sharing with roomies and friends and b) the last time I went to Germany (as a vegetarian), they really struggled with that. And then finally came up with a hunk of cheese and a hard-boiled egg. So being a vegan there could be interesting!
The crazy face is what the sun does to me- my system isn’t used to all that Vit D.
I love my home. And I love YOU guys!! I’m gonna miss all your comments that brighten my day, and reading so many awesome blog posts! BUT I’ll be back on Sunday night to catch up on everything! And trust me, if I can find anywhere with free WiFi, you know what I’ll be doing!
In the meantime, I have a couple of guest posts lined up on here, so please stay tuned and leave the wonderful people who offered to do it lots of love, k?
Where was the last place you went on holiday/vacation? Hungary, on tour last summer! It was so HOT!!
What are your packing essentials or tips? Packing essential=food. My suitcase is 95% food, with the odd item of clothing. That’s how I roll. And my tip is sitting on the suitcase when it won’t shut. Not original, but it works!!
Are you going anywhere this year? I’m also going to Finland in summer on a longer tour, and to Hawaii with the fam in August. Can’t wait!
LOVE YOU ALL and hope you have a great rest of the week! Missing y’all already!!
|March 29, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Special Breakfast Mondays|
1. Exciting Special Breakfast Monday.
I love Special Breakfast Monday!! Especially when it involves my fave ‘normal’ nut butter…
SO darn good!!
You guys are the BEST!! I’ll be posting my 7 Facts About Me tomorrow!
3. Oat obsession.
…and in peanut-butter-topped microwave banana oat cake form as a post-workout munchie…
I tell myself that it is perfectly normal to have a bowl of oatmeal as a snack. It was weird making it in the microwave though for once- I can’t believe I used to do that every day!! Stovetop is SO much better!!
4. Date obsession.
Somebody save me!!!! Does date rehab exist…?
Makes about 8 large balls, depending on how much dough you eat during the process…!
2/3 c whole raw cashews
1/3 c dry oats
2.5 tbsp date syrup (or other sweetener if you don’t have any, like agave)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c chopped dates
1/8 c non-dairy chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
- Put cashews and oats into a food processor and grind until a fine powder is formed.
- Add the date syrup and vanilla extract and blend again. Add more syrup if dough is too dry.
- Chop dates and add to the processor with the chocolate chips. QUICKLY blend, or stir in by hand.
- Remove the dough and form into balls. Put into fridge to firm up if necessary, and ENJOY!!
These are ADDICTIVE, I’m warning you!! Although that’s probably more me and my non-existent self-control!
6. Shin news!!
After talking to an expert dude about my shin, he suggested I:
a) Get my gait analysed again. I’ll be doing that this weekend!
b) Not run until I have no shin pain in ‘normal’ life. Then ease back into it, so no more ‘training’ for the time being.
c) Cross-train my butt off in the mean time! I’ve been warned off the elliptical though, so I glued myself to the bike today with my reading material for a 45 min session…
And he said I SHOULD be okay to run my big race which is in 2 weeks time! BUT he said I probably won’t be able to do as well as I had hoped what with the training cut-back and the affected performance…but I can heal-up properly, do my best, and anyway there’s always next year
7. Exciting workout!
Today’s workout: 45 mins bike, 75 min yoga class.
Not sure why people always give me free food, but I’m not complaining!
And to help myself get up at the ridiculous 5-something-am, I will be sleeping in those clothes. And not brushing my hair or washing beforehand. Sorry fellow spinees.
What exciting things have happened to you so far this week? I also washed my hair on Monday. BREAKTHROUGH or what?!
What foods do you never go a day without? Oats is one example. Even if I don’t have it for breakfast, I ALWAYS have it in one form or another every day. And obviously, chocolate and dates.
What tips do you have for an early start? I’m relatively new to this whole early-morning thing, so I need the advice por favor!!
Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Sun Warrior giveaway if you haven’t yet!! Ends on Thursday!!
|March 19, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Great photo of me looking like a complete DORK. Not that you don’t see photos like that on this blog on a daily basis anyway! Be prepared to see many more in this post…
So I got up, and it was SUNNY!! And there were BLUE SKIES!! This is London we’re talking about, so it’s kinda rare! I was a bit disorientated…did I move to Cali in my sleep? But no…the world just loved me today. Actually, that’s a lie. I woke up to this sad sight…
PB on toast with dates, and almond butter on toast with sultanas. DELISH. And lets just pretend I haven’t gone through a whole 500g pack of dates in 3 days, k?
So then I put on my fave shoes- my racing flats that I hadn’t worn since the mud incident. I missed you Fire Shoes…
1 mile warm-up
6 x 400 metres at fast pace (avg pace 6.01 min/mile, best pace 5.36 min/mile) with a recovery jog lap inbetween
1 mile cool down
Track runs are definitely a new fave!
Okay, so tomorrow I’ll probably do a recovery run instead of my usual Sunday hill run…but other than that it’ll be my usual Sunday thang:
hill run, pancakes and church. If that isn’t a winning combo, I don’t know what is!!
Oh, and I have BIG plans for tomorrow’s pancakes, involving one of my main food groups…! You’ll have to wait and see!
If you’re a runner, what is your favourite type of run? I read a poll in Runner’s World that said that most people prefer long, relaxed runs, but I think track runs are just so much FUN!! So maybe that beats it for me…
What is one thing you’ll never get bored of? I’ve already said running, so chocolate. I am WAY too predictable!!
What was your highlight of your day, or what are you looking forward to tomorrow? Obviously my run was the highlight, and I’m looking forward to everything tomorrow!! I love my Sundays!
Have a great Sunday friends!!