Skip to main content

Finally a Run and Simple Stir Fry Dinner

Holy Hell - A Miracle Happened
Well I finally did it! I finally got my rear out of bed for an early morning run. It was a bit by mistake I'll admit. At about 4-ish, I rolled over and reset my alarm for my regular wake-up call...or so I thought. At 5:20, the alarm went off. Not sure what I switched, but it wasn't my alarm time apparently.

I will admit to resetting, thinking I could just doze for an hour. But I was awake and knew there was no way I'd go back to sleep. I took it as a sign and got up and got ready.

It was so hot and humid already. The minute I stepped out of the car, I knew it was going to be a tough run. There was not a bit of breeze to be had. It was already 80 degrees with 80% humidity. Thankfully the sun wasn't out yet at least.

I started my run just a little before 6. I promised myself 4 miles because I was sort of struggling at the beginning. Apparently leg day topped off with 3 days of spin equals sort, tired, heavy legs. Who knew? Luckily, my legs did actually loosen up around 2 miles into the run. That helped tremendously. Then all I had to do was focus on keeping the sweat out of my eyes. I was soaked, looked like I had probably swam in the river rather than run near it.

Mentally, it was a good run for me. It felt so great being outside, watching the sun come up. Definitely a great way to start off a day. I ended up with a grand total of 5 miles. Not too shabby for someone who was trying to reset her alarm huh?

When I got back to my car, the sprinklers were going still. I swear it was like hitting the jackpot. The only problem...they weren't spraying very high up - only hit about shin height. If no one had been around, I very well might have squatted down and splashed myself. I thought people might think it a bit odd if I started rolling around in the sprinklers the Big Dam Bridge though. ;-)

Super Simple Stir Fry
The one downfall of an early morning run is feeling like you've hit a wall by early afternoon. The endorphin rush can carry you only so far, then it's naptime. Only problem? Not exactly ideal to nap in one's office. I think that adults should get the naptime, not the kids. But that's just me.

I really wasn't feeling super energetic to get cooking this evening. We're starting to run low on a few things here and there, so meals require some thinking. I found some homemade seitan in the freezer and we had some fresh veggies to use. Jason suggested stir fry, so that's what we had.

I threw together a super simple sauce: soy sauce (used low-sodium), chili sauce, plum sauce, peanut butter, ginger, and a little bit of water to thin it out.

Just whisk it all together well and there you have it. You can make it as spicy as you want with the chili sauce or if you prefer sweeter, even add in agave nectar.

I chopped up broccoli, squash, zucchini, red bell peppers, and carrots and tossed in some frozen peas at the end. Super simple and didn't heat up the kitchen because I have my handy dandy electric wok.
 

We served it over some rice udon noodles rather than rice. They take all of 5 minutes to cook, so they fit perfectly with a fast stir fry.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Morning run 
  • Watching the sun come up
  • Getting my hair done
  • Painting my nails

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon. The support and words mean so much to me.

My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on.

I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear.
But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well these days…

PJs n Pizza Recap

What Happened Last Night?
This morning I woke up first at 6:20 when Maddie decided she wanted out of her kennel and to be downstairs. The second time was 8:09 when Heath decided he wanted out of his kennel and downstairs to eat. I won't like, I would like to (needed to) have slept another two hours. It was a little slow going after last night.

Sign of a good party would be my first tweet of the day:  I'm thinking there is a bird in the house...what the hell happened last night???

Yep, found bird poop where bird poop most definitely should not be. Still have not found said bird however.

It should go without saying that last night was a total blast. It was so fun having everyone just be relaxed and comfy in jammies. I am not known for letting loose often, but I definitely went with it last night. There was a bit (lot) of wine consumed, pizza devoured and even some dancing.












Let's Have Coffee

If you're a regular blog reader, I'm sure you've seen similar posts, scenarios if you will, about what we might chat about or what I might say if we sat down and had coffee together.

I think these can be fun. Maybe fun isn't the right word choice exactly. But maybe it is? They're transparent, showing who the blogger really is ... if they're being honest of course. It's not often you truly get to sit down with the person behind the blog.


If we were to have coffee together ...

I would first let you know that I'm not a super fan of coffee. I drink mine with hot cocoa and it's mostly out of habit rather than the need for caffeine. I could forgo it on the weekends entirely.

Since we're talking coffee, I would also let you know that I've never ordered coffee from Starbucks and only once from a true coffee shop. I've only been into 2 Starbucks shops - the original in Seattle and one in town where I ordered a bottle of tea when meeting a friend. …