Skip to main content

Tempeh Taco Salad Bowl, Spin & Dog Sitting

House Guest & Spin Class
Last night was a little rough. For starters, it can be really hard for the AC to keep up with 100+ degree temps and our bedroom just happens to be upstairs. The only time I like it cold is when I go to bed. So this didn't work well for me.

We have a four-legged guest with us through Sunday as well. We're dog sitting for our friends' beagle, Bella.
The last time she stayed, the kennel wasn't an issue. Maybe she was just shell-shocked. This time...kennel is an issue. She whined for about 30 minutes before falling asleep, but then she woke up around 3-ish whining again (only winding herself up for that beagle bray).

I half considered making today a rest day. But I knew that spin would probably give me a good boost of energy. Plus, I prefer the Mon/Wed spin instructor and class overall. So, that's what I did. I spun and spun and sweated and sweated. And sweated even more walking to my car. Not sure why anyone is bothering showering right now. You begin to sweat immediately when you step outside, even non-sweaters are sweating.

Speaking of sweating, because of this heat with lows in the 80's, my next few runs are probably going to have to be shorter treadmill runs. I guess the only good thing is that I don't have to fight with myself about getting up early. But then I have to fight with myself to get in the gym and get that run done on the treadmills. Interval runs, here I come.

Taco Salad Fix
Since I didn't do Taco Tuesday, I went with Taco Salad Bowl Wednesday. I know, doesn't have the same ring at all. But these things happen right? Besides, I really really wanted this. It's been too long since I've made one.

I with with a Tempeh Taco Salad Bowl. Not really much of a recipe, but here's what I did for the filling
  • I simply sauteed onions, bell peppers (red and green), and a fresh jalapeno along with crumbled tempeh until the veggies began to soften. 
  • I added in some black beans, canned diced tomatoes that I had drained (didn't have fresh) and some corn. 
  • I seasoned with the typical Tex-Mex go-to spices: cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. 
 

I topped with some (or a lot) Daiya Pepper Jack and more jalapenos (of course). This is just a fun dish and so easy to make - you can check out my how-to here.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin class
  • Air conditioning
  • Easy dinner
  • Watching Big Brother or movie with Jason

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.












Words of Wisdom

After talking about being stressed yesterday, I thought I would take today to re-read and share some quotes that I find inspiring and energizing. I don't often post a lot of quotes, but sometimes, they really can help change your perspective or give you a new outlook on things.

Are you a quote person? I'd love to hear your favorite quote.





And I can't forget Way to Go Wednesday. Here are my shout outs for the week. Who do you want to give a shout out to?

Kat from Sneakers and Fingerpaints just passed her NASM exam.

Lisa's (RunWiki) husband completed a 27 mile endurance swim.

Carla (aka MizFit) gave away her Strength (A must-read post)

Mrs. StuftMama herself is back to running - slowly but surely after a run-stopping injury.