Hi everyone—Happy Tuesday
I woke up super early this morning….like 15 minutes before my alarm went off. Don’t ya hate that?! It did give me time though to check my email/blog before work (usually I don’t get on my computer at all in the morning) and also make some oatmeal on the stovetop. Yay! I used 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup silk light vanilla, a banana, some dried cherries, a TON of cinnamon and a spoonful of almond butter:
It definitely stuck to my ribs and kept me going strong all morning. Here’s my packed lunch today—a hummus and pepperjack cheese sammie on whole wheat with a yogurt and an apple.
I had the yogurt around 9:30 and it was really good! Sweet though…but a yummy treat. The ingredients include honey, lavender essence and plums—it “calmed” me during a busy morning! I had the apple with my sandwich around noon. Sorry if I’m so boring with all my hummus and cheese sandwiches but honestly, the combo of Sabra’s Roasted Garlic hummus and spicy pepperjack cheese is too die for! I just can’t get enough.
I got off work around 3 and came home to relax and have a snack before my run.
And then I went for a 40 minute run. I’m using the Galloway Method to train once again and it has me doing two 40 minute runs on the weekdays and then a long run on the weekends (my long run day will be Sunday). For these 40 minute runs I’m not so much tracking my distance as I am just keeping tempo with a 4:1 run/walk ratio. I know this doesn’t work for some people but it really works well for me! During the first half of my run today I was hauling butt….going really fast…I passed my mid-point super early so I just kept going and turned around a little farther up. I ended up finishing the 40 minutes before making it back to my car (parked at my old middle school) so I got a nice 10 minute cool down walk in. I just looked it up and my total mileage was 4.15 miles! Not bad for walk/run intervals! My shin was a little sore but I plan to really stretch it out at the gym tomorrow morning!
For dinner I had some baked tofu with a mini “grilled cheese” (slice of melty pepperjack on my olive focaccia), a salad and a glass of pinot noir. Perfecto. I used this baked tofu:
A rice pudding with two of my faaaavorite Almondina cookies. Love these!
As for work today—I was so out of it! I burned the rolls and almost burned the chocolate I was melting for brownies but Adam saved it in the nick of time. I don’t know what was wrong with me?! I just felt like my energy was zapped.
Anyways, when I got in I baked rolls, cranberry bread and olive focaccia! The focaccia turned out a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!
And then more whoopie pies! These are a huge hit!
Today I used a cinnamon frosting and liked the results but I’m still going for more of a marshmallow like filling so I gotta keep workin’ on it!
I also baked peanut butter cookies:
And refilled the cookie box for the Pub:
Adam made these tempting pumpkin pies:
And I made a huuuuuuge sheet tray full of brownies! These bad boys sure are rich with 3 1/2 lbs of butter and 2 1/2 lbs of chocolate in them! I still think my Vegan Brownies for your Heart are even better though!
They sure did smell heavenly though….I’m not gonna lie!
The last thing I did was put together a sacher torte. A Sacher Torte is a traditional chocolate cake with 2 layers and apricot preserves in between the layers. On top is a thin layer of chocolate buttercream icing and then it’s topped with a chocolate glaze. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of this because I don’t really go for the fruity chocolate combo. It’s a pretty old school cake but we still have people asking for it!
Whew! Another busy one—-tomorrow is my day off though! I’m off to make some raspberry herbal tea and get ready for the DEBATES!!!
See ya in the morning!