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Archive for November 10th, 2008

I just love it when I have to pick up parts on the way to work!  Look what happens on my way back….

paneras and gingerbread bagel bite

paneras and gingerbread bagel bite

Can you see the sample of Gingerbread Bagel?  Good thing it was only a sample because it tasted SOOO good!  I would have scarfed down a bagel or two if I had access to more! The coffee was better than my last stop. I went for the light blend. It all helps to get me through a Monday which went pretty good actually.  Apart from STILL being undecided on that silly car.

For lunch we cooked up some Wheat Free/Gluten Free Spinach Brown Rice Pasta. Not bad. It took the place of our usual standard brown rice.  The pkg. serves 6 and has about 200 cals.per serving, 1 g Fat. 44 g Carbs. 2 Fiber. 0 Sugar. 5 g protein. 

rice pasta

rice pasta

I had it with the left over Hoki from last night. Not a great fish – won’t buy it again.
There were snow flakes in the air today at lunch time.   11212    Hard to believe we saw snow since Ted grabbed his golf bag yesterday and played 9 at Valley View.  10574  Shane and I were in the yard tossing the frisbee. This entire week doesn’t look like it will be so accommodating.  Send the weather report and some sun from those sunny states, please!

Here are some foody tid bits I found over the weekend:

  • You might not see a price difference in e.g peanut butter, on the shelf at the market, but if you check out the content amount, you may see a 2 oz quantity reduction from before. The jar will look the same because they simply made a concave “bubble” in the bottom to reduce jar size.
  • Foods to get you going:  1. A tsp of the -oses.. aka SUGARS.  These release a chemical that helps memory. 2.  Carbohydrates, e.g whole wheat bagel or oatmeal, these provide the glucose your brain needs for energy.  3. Something hot and spicy such as ginger in your morning shake or hot tea. How about simply an Altoid.  These set your metabolism in motion. 4.  Soy by way of a glass of soy milk will clear your mind. 5. Simply ice water can shock your system and give your metabolism a boost.  6.  Caffeine for alertness.. but don’t over do it because too much makes you LESS efficient. Pay attention to your limits.

 Tonight I made “Hurry Up Baked Eggplant”.

Hurry Up Baked Eggplant

Check it out on the recipe page.   On that note, I’ll leave you with a nice little quote by Emily Dickinson:  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul.”   Have a great evening.9077

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Basic Running

runnergirl

Being aware of basic running mechanical principals may ease some of those aches and pains and definately prevent new ones. 

1.  Try to keep your head steady. Keep eyes forward… run point -to -point. Your head goes where your eyes go and so does the rest of you.  If your head is going from side to side, you will be encouraging forces that pull you off center. Try to relax and keep the head where it belongs: centered between your shoulders.

2.  Arms should be maintained at 90 degree angles. Keep your elbows into the sides of your body. This encourages the use of the shoulders for optimal forward force.  Lightly keep your thumb and forefinger touching and open your palms now and then.  Never clench your fist.  If you drive the arm back (not out and back – simply STRAIGHT back at a 90 deg angle), it will simultaneously create an increased stride in the opposing leg.  Interesting body mechanics, isn’t it?

3.  Foot and Leg:  Land on the ball of your feet when doing sprints.  The objective of forward motion speed is, as said, drive forward and straight ahead. Pay attention to horizontal motion and stop bobbing up and down.

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