I had a pretty productive afternoon and even got time to roam around Barnes and Noble, one of my favorite Sunday afternoon activities. I enjoyed a lovely nonfat Awake Tea Latte while getting some writing done—
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are only two days away!!!!!!! Its not Fall until you enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, so don’t you think for a second I won’t be at Starbucks early on Tuesday morning to get mine! 🙂 In the meantime, Awake Tea Lattes are a nice treat.
I love Sundays, don’t you? I just feel like going off on a tangent for a second here to gush about this day of the week. This evening around 5:30 I poured myself a nice glass of Murphy-Goode Liar’s Dice zinfandel and chatted on the phone for an hour with an old friend. Love that.
Anyways, I made a classic Jenna meal for dinner:
I pressed and then rubbed some tofu with a mix of canola oil (out of sesame oil!), rice wine vinegar, tamari, cayenne, sea salt, garlic powder and pure maple syrup. Then, I baked the thin slices at 400 for 15 minutes on each side. They turned out perfect as usual….golden brown, spicy and delightfully chewy. I haven’t been eating enough tofu lately…I need to start!
On the side I threw together some Mediterranean quinoa! This was very easy and delicious. I cooked quinoa with water and a pinch of sea salt and then when it was done and fluffy, I stirred in some feta, diced tomatoes (drained), oregano and calamata olive slices. It.was.so.good. Seriously…the hit of the meal—my dad loved it!
Green beans on the side!
Oh, and a coconut milk ice cream sandwich for dessert 🙂
My mood has pulled a total 180 throughout the course of the day. I mean, obviously I’m bummed I can’t run for a few days but I’m also so thankful that I CAN run to begin with. I’m running this race in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and whenever I’m feeling down about my training and injuries, I just think of the real reason why I’m doing this and it puts it all into perspective. A lot of chemo patients would kill for the chance for an early morning run, whether its 2 miles or 8 miles. Some days are challenging but I know it will all work out in the end.
Finishing up a couple more looming freelance deadlines then reading more of James.
G’nite! Got a special post in the morning for y’all!! 🙂