sneaky sneaky

August 29, 2010

There are times in every wife’s life when she sends her husband to the grocery store for apple cider vinegar (or your ingredient of choice). The then said husband gets caught up in the bright flourescent lights of the grocery store, remembering all of the items in which his wife will absolutely not buy for him. Every man at some point in his life, wants to feel like a kid again. Perhaps it’s the fact that he wants to be taken care of or become reminiscent of his childhood. So, low and behold, the husband will arrive at home with many grocery items (yes, he did remember the apple cider vinegar) including the cereal below.

second ingredient: sugar

I have nothign against Crunchberries – except for the fact that sugar is the second ingredient on the list. No. Big. Deal.

This is where I wives throughout the country start to get creative. It is possibly a good thing I am the cereal pourer in the morning just in case anything may “accidentally” fall into my husband’s cereal bowl along with his cereal.

everyone needs a little flax in their lives

 It’s all about those baby steps. I’m crossing my fingers and praying to God the husband at some point in his life actually enjoys a little flax or almond milk (since regular dairy makes him sick – yet still eats it). For now though, I’m going to be sneaky…. until he reads this and catches me red handed. (it’s for your own good!)

However, I digress.

Yesterday’s 11 miler (which I think was only 10.5) was awesome. The sun was shining, but there was a really great breeze. I almost cried at mile 6 when my iPod died, but I actually enjoyed the silence for the remainder of the run. Sometimes I like to think when I run. Other times, I need my music to keep me from thinking.

Some post run fuel included:

chocolate protein muffin and a peach

I missed those babies. I used to eat a chocolate protein muffin every single night as my nighttime snack. I think they need to be re-introduced into my life.

I also chugged slowly enjoyed my $2.50 coconut water which I have been SAVING for after yesterday’s run.

so glad i snagged this at WF!

It was pure bliss.

Yesterday was a full day – I had a staff party at my principal’s clubhouse, where I believe I ate the entire bowl of my 3 bean salad I brought (pictures to come) and a whole slew of other “party foods”.  I may or may not have also pulled some food out of my purse at some point.

My sister and I also went to go get pedicures yesterday afternoon. This was her birthday present from me. I could have gotten her a gift certificate, right? You’re right. I could have. However, why would I do that when I could spend quality time with her? The conversation with the husband follows.

Me: Hey John, I need $60 to take Kirstin to get a pedicure for her birthday.
John: I know what you’re up to here.
Me: What are you talking about?
John: This whole “giving Kirstin a pedicure for her birthday” thing is about you too. You’re benifitting from it as well.
Me: And why shouldn’t I?

Epic. Fail.

I guess I’m not as sneaky as I thought I was.

Last night’s dinner was delicious. I whipped up a batch of Marinara Madness (sidenote: I added about 3 tbsp. of tomato paste to the mix this time – it was much less watery), some baked eggplant, and some zucchini spaghetti.

eggplant, zucchini "spaghetti" and marinara

 

apparently the millet bread couldn't wait to be eaten.

You want to know what I love? When the husband does the dishes. Enough said.

Last night was spent being lazy (again) and eating more (a girl’s got to refuel after 11 miles!). I had a vision last night as I was falling asleep about breakfast this morning – am I the only one who does this?

Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

peach cobbler oatmeal

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water (I like it a little soupy)
  • 1 tbsp. flax
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 peach, diced
  • cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla

Method to the madness:

  1.  I made the oatmeal the way I usually make it on the stovetop (Kath’s way – heat water, milk, flax, and oatmeal together until it starts to bubble. thinly slice bananas into the pot. “whip” bananas into mixture. heat through until it is to your desired consistency)
  2. Coat your peaches with cinnamon in a cup – once oatmeal is almost to desired consistency, add peaches to the mix and heat through.

next time, i have a plan for this guy.

Next time, I’m baking this in the oven after it’s done for a good 5-10 minutes. A little crunch to the top will make it more “cobblery”. I’m pumped.

blueberries and peanut butter for good measure

I’m off to church and then a family party. It will be a busy day!

Question: What’s your favorite post-run fuel?

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