Can someone tell me where the heck the weeks are disappearing to? I can’t even believe it’s already Thursday and I haven’t had a post out here since Monday! Spring is finally starting to act like it’s REALLY here for good so I’ve been trying to get outside whenever the weather (and job schedule) cooperate.
For example, a little off-leash dog park action:
I wish I’d captured on “film” the huge grin on Riley’s face as she scampered all over the place. (If you have dogs, you know they SMILE!) It’s been awhile since we’ve been to the BIG off-leash park over at the reservoir where there are acres and acres for them to run around in the woods and by the water. The crazy beasts ran themselves silly and then came home and crashed out on the floor in the sunshine.
I admit that I enjoy running and hiking and other exercise, but I wish I could just be GIDDY with excitement to run around the way my dogs are! I think kids are the same way. Exercise is PLAY to them. I try to make it that way by choosing things I like instead of things I dread, but I can’t say “giddy” is a word that describes it. However, if you are doing exercise that you don’t look forward to at least a little, then my friend you should look for other options!
I also got in a visit to the Bluffs this week for a 3.71 mile hilly run, which included 8 sets of 15 sec hill run repeats at the end of the session.
And I have to admit that as much as I love vacations, it’s still awesome to be home and eating MY OWN FOOD again!
Huge salads chock full of veggies:
Ezekial toast with coconut butter and raw honey:
Spinach salads topped with a some Chipotle vegetarian “burrito bowls” (because Chipotle is MSP’s all-time fave, and he could literally eat there everyday!)
Baked yams with vegan, soy-free Earth Balance:
And even a few new creation attempts here and there, like this roasted portobello mushroom topped with spinach and herbed goat cheese:
The mushroom was good, but not yet “GREAT”. I think it needs some pre-cooking marinade. When I get it feeling like it’s recipe worthy, I promise to share it!
How about you? Any new food creations lately? Any springtime outings to enjoy the weather?
– Shari B. =)