My my, where has time gone? My life is crazy-stressful busy right now, as I am debating some life changes involving my job and such. I'll let you all know once I figure it out! Right now, I just feel stressed and overwhelmed about where my life is headed.
Training-wise, the week has been decent. Got in some speed work with track club on Tuesday night. 3x1600 and 2x200. My last 1600 was fairly bad, but overall it was a legit workout. This weekend I'm doing a cool trail race. It is actually a bunch of races, and I'm debating about doing a half marathon or going for something longer...stay tuned....
Eats have been good as well. There have been a few of these...
Lunch above was eaten in the car in between a couple interviews. (ie part of my 'life changes' decisions). PB2 (yum) on low cal rice bread. I like this rice bread, but I think it is better toasted. This wasn't my favorite, but it could have been because I was nervous/rushed/stressed while eating. Random: my cell phone seems to be sitting in a paper cup on the passenger seat??? Yeah, it was a long day...
But the best part...the good meals/recipes!
First off: Chickpea Patties!
I made this recipe last night, adapted from "Real Simple" Magazine.
1 can chickpeas
4-5 sundried tomatoes
salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash
water/lemon juice as necessary
flour (I used rice flour)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, except flour (I used my blender!) Process until smooth. Form into patties, and coat in flour. (Mine made 8 patties.) Saute in a fry pan until crispy. Serve over lettuce with green beans on the side!
I actually froze the rest of these raw so we will see how they are when I pull them out. Overall, the sundried tomatoes made this recipe delicious- much recommended!
Second: Corn Salad!
This recipe was also adapted from "Real Simple." I made it today, to let the flavors mesh for tomorrow's lunch.
2 ears corn, cooked and cut off cob
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
juice of 2 limes
salt and pepper to taste
2 T blue cheese
Mix everything together! Let it sit!
I'm actually really excited about this recipe because it is the first time a bought and used an avocado! We shall see how it turns out/holds up, but I'm happy to have something new and fun for lunch tomorrow subbing.
Well, that's the extent of my life. Dinner tonight = frozen yogurt because I need it after the day that I have had. Simple pleasures; eating fro yo on the couch..err..futon...while watching great Thursday night TV. All is well.