I can't wait to break in the new shoes. I'm going to use them for running and the gym, and use my old Asics for hiking. My ankles are definitely hurting from my run on Monday and cardio yesterday. I had a great strength session on Tuesday, and yesterday in my cardio I was able to do 10 minutes total at sprint speed (before I was doing about 8). I usually strive for 1 minute intervals of sprinting, and yesterday I felt so good after the 7th sprint that I kept going for an extra 30 seconds! I don't know if it's the diet or the consistent exercise, but I'm happy with how my body is responding. I'm either going to the mountain or working out at home today. It's been raining and storming all week so I have been stuck at the gym and I need a change of pace for a day. Tomorrow I'm in Boone all day for a conference so I probably won't work out tomorrow unless I get home earlier than expected.
Food has been good this week. Last Friday Carly and I spent an hour going through our freezer and pantry and made a list of everything we have in the house. We only spent $50 at the store/farmers market this past week, which I think is awesome to feed two people 3 meals a day for a week. I flipped through my new cookbook last night and I'm SO EXCITED about it. There are tons of new recipes to try, plus incredibly handy guides to the best way to cook different veggies, grains & beans. I feel like we eat a lot of the same things every two weeks, so I'm looking forward to trying new dishes. And now my favorite part...food pics from this week!
|Kimchi Fried Rice: I bought local Kimchi at a farmer's market a few weeks ago and it made an amazing fried rice with volcano rice, sesame tofu, onions, green peppers, and broccoli|
|Taco salad: romaine, cucumber, green tomato, scallions, red wine vinegar & fresh salsa for the salad; sauteed black beans with onion, green pepper, & diced jalapeno on top with homemade corn tortilla chips and a hefty drizzle of hot sauce|