Week 5

Week 5, day 1 of my training went as follows:

5 minute warmup walk

jog for 5 minutes

walk for 3 minutes

jog for 5 minutes

walk for 3 minutes

jog for 5 minutes

5 minute cool down walk

my total distance was 2.1 for a time of 31 minutes. I was a little bummed that my distance went down, but my total running time was less than that of my last run. Now the focus is shifting to getting me to run for longer amounts of time during one sweep and not shorter  intervals of time. So, I’m keeping focused and excited to get to day 2 of this week tomorrow!

I thought you might like to know what music I am listening to that helps keep me going. “I gotta feeling” by Black Eyed Peas is a get up and get going kind of song. You just can’t sit still when it plays and it makes me feel like the rest of my day is going to be great once I complete my goal! “Soak up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow is a great one! When I am running and the sun is beating down on me while this song is playing, I briefly close my eyes and take a deep breath in. I absorb the beauty all around me and enjoy the run so much more. “Bulletproof” by La Roux gives you that faster than light, invincible feel, lol.

Today I made avocado smoothies following this recipe:

  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup of milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup (recipe calls for honey)
  • 8 ice cups

Blend them all together and voila! I didn’t have vanilla yogurt, so I used Silk strawberry yogurt. Since I was using flavored yogurt (which is high in sugar) I only added two tablespoons of agave instead of the three. Next time, I am going to try this recipe with vanilla almond milk and the vanilla yogurt. All in all, it turned out well and Anson loved it!

For dinner, I made an attempt at this recipe…..http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/tofu-tempeh-and-seitan/versatile-tofu/roasted-barbecue-flavored-tofu-and-vegetables/

I only used one pack of tofu instead of the two (since that makes enough for 6). I also used one carrot, one red pepper and didn’t have zucchini. I caramelized the onions first and chopped them instead of sliced rings.

Roasted bbq tofu with veggies

I thought it was okay, not as flavorful as I would have liked and I think it could have cooked longer. It seems Anson doesn’t like BBQ sauce (this was my second attempt giving it to him), so we made sandwiches instead!

BBQ tofu sandwich

Wish me luck tomorrow, I run for eight minutes straight! I’m worried and excited, but won’t give up……

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