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eating: stir fry. This was my pre-race dinner last week.
I love dishes like this because it's so easy to cook up whatever veggies I have on hand, and we have a quick and healthy meal. Sometimes I add chicken.....sometimes I don't.
Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry with Wild Rice
Stir-fry some chicken (cut in to small pieces) in a little bit of coconut oil.
Remove from pan after cooked all the way through.
Add some more coconut oil if needed, and a little bit of sesame oil to the pan, and sautee' veggies.
when veggies start to get tender, add:
-pinch of red pepper flakes
-juice of a couple limes.
Add the chicken back in and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve over your favorite rice and top with chopped basil
wishing: We recently took a little drive over the mountain to Midway, and I know that I need to live there......as soon as possible. Do I have any readers out there? How can we be neighbors? Anyone want to rent/buy The Little Red House? Wait, I am a little bit serious.
Move in now and you will have 1 bazillion tomatoes come August.
"whistle while you work"
alternative title "child labor is the best"
alternative title "why I should have 10 children"
yoga-ing: I attempted firefly for the first time this week. While I was surprised that I even got lift off, how in the WORLD are you supposed to get your legs straight???!!! wow. not even close.
smelling: fires. Our whole pretty state is on fire, it's so sad. PLEASE everyone be careful and cautious and smart and not idiots with your campfires and fireworks next week!
harvesting: One week ago I found this teeny yellow cherry tomato....it was hiding.
I ate it all by myself. It was warm from the sun.
Sunday we had one of our tomatoes on our burger.
We had two little ones today....it's starting!
also harvesting: so apparently broccoli takes forrrrrrrrrrrrrever to grow.
And it doesn't help that I also planted late (first year for trying broccoli). We finally have the teeniest tiniest most adorable broccoli that we are waiting on. But for now I've been chopping up the leaves and sautéing them for dishes like the stir fry above (the leaves are alot like collard greens)
anticipating: cousins coming! we love cousins! 4th of July! such a fun time of year.
someone pinch me.
making: tie-dye.......nothing white is safe......I am ready to douse everything in color.
(how-to coming next week on the blog)
reminiscing: this time last year we were packing up and headed to the Redwoods.
We played among giants (here)
and celebrated the 4th of July on the beach (here).
planning: our family road trip for this year, happening later on this summer. CANADA!
Anyone been to Banff? Lake Louise? Where do we eat? What should we do? We are so excited!
I was born to roadtrip.
Bribing: I mean, Rewarding: My kids. We are doing a reading chart, and with minutes read, they earn prizes. So far we've gone to Frogurt, and I'm about to owe them a movie at the dollar theater.
I love this stuff.
Working Out: I've had another question asked quite often about my weekly "training" schedule and what types of workouts I do. I'm not sure the best way to post that--it really varies week to week, depending on our family schedule and what I can get in. I would rather be undertrained than hog up all our family time. I suppose for now, I can post it here, and maybe do a post every now and then to talk more details......how does that sound?
This week I took it pretty easy since I just raced. Although I wanted to keep moving to get my body stretched out. I also have no races on the schedule right now--the rest of our summer is pretty full of family and fun, so I'll just be working to maintain.
Mon-4 mile family bike ride. Tue-Hot Vinyassa. Wed-my favorite circuit class at our gym. It's weights and cardio and it kills me every time. I even got some sprint work in. Thurs-NOTHING! Fri-Hot Vinyassa. Sat-I'll be on the trail bright and early--probably 8 miles or so. Sun-I always rest on Sundays:)
feel free to play along with friday senses in the comments or over on your own blog!