Big news: I went running!
This was no small feat 4 months post-ACL surgery.
I actually ran 4.5 miles, but I didn’t track the first half because I didn’t want to pressure myself. After the first half felt good, I couldn’t help but to see how slow I’d gotten. It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but I’m a long way from my best. At least I can start working toward it again!
As I said in my IG post, this may not sound like a big deal. However, 4 months ago I’d just had ACL surgery. I couldn’t get out of bed without tears streaming down my face from pain. So after this outing, I was incredibly grateful.
Maybe a 2018 comeback half marathon is in order…
Enough of the sappy stuff! It’s time for #WIAW. Be sure to link up to Jenn’s WIAW baby at the bottom!
We always start with our morning cocktail. Then I choked down like half a cup of coffee.
Then I made a breakfast that Vegas wouldn’t touch – a sweet egg “pizza.” She doesn’t agree with my assertion that sweet eggs are #strangebutgood. Whatever. More for me!
I scrambled my egg whites with ricotta and cooked them flat in the pan, flipping once. That formed my crust. Then, I topped it with leftover purple sweet potatoes and raspberries. It was all finished off with peanut flour sauce: peanut flour, cinnamon vanilla, a little stevia, and almond milk.
They’re really good as savory pizzas too, if the sweet is a little too strange for you. 😉
I had a craving for salmon. Raw salmon. This giant poke salad hit the spot.
Vegas has been on a mission to make paella at home ever since we returned from Barcelona. We took a cooking class there (the one my profile pic is from) and learned how to make an awesome seafood paella. I was a little nervous to try it at home, but Vegas made it happen.
Paella night! 🥘 Vegas did this pretty much of her own. I was impressed – someone is getting extra lovin’ later! We took a class from @cookandtaste in Barcelona, so we had a little knowledge and a recipe. We promised our teacher/chef we’d do it at home… and we did! This paella was laced with mussels, clams, and scallops and shrimp from @sizzlefishfit. I can’t wait for round two! Have you ever made paella?
I’m considering hosting a 21 “detox” in January (I hate the connotation of the word detox – this is a healthy, clean approach with solid foods). I’ve done it annually on my own for 5 or 6 years, and just did it again in this October. I lost 8 lbs and reset some bad habits!
Would any of you be interested in participating in a January detox?
Do you like sweet eggs?