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Almost Wordless Wednesday – April 1, 2015

Welcome to marathon month!

marathon door wreath

marathon door wreath



Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love(d) Peeps, watermelon & sour watermelon….but I’m not sure about this:

sour watermelon Peeps

sour watermelon Peeps



Almost But Not Really Wordless What I (Didn’t) Eat Wednesday on Thursday

When I went to the store on Tuesday to pick up more kabocha, I was a little hungry, a little stressed and still deep in the throes of chocolate craving.

Yet….I did not purchase the following items which, along with others, tempted me from the shelves. Slow clap applause is optional but appreciated.

Pamela's extreme chocolate chocolate chip mini cookies (GF)

Pamela’s extreme chocolate chocolate chip mini cookies (GF)

LaLoo's dark chocolate goat's milk ice cream

LaLoo’s deep (dark) chocolate goat’s milk ice cream

Glutino's chocolate covered and yogurt covered pretzels

Glutino’s chocolate covered and yogurt covered pretzels

WHY didn’t I get these yummy items? Because I’m back on my primarily Paleo diet (with white potatoes and goat cheese/yogurt and some chocolate-y stuff added), trying to get rid of whatever weight/fat I might have gained post-ultra in my gluten-free binge (still no scale involved, but no doubt I gained – I feel different, you know?).

WHY am I following this plan, struggling with it while I crave and want all sorts of snack and dessert and carby gluten-free grain foods, especially given some life stress going on right now? Because last year I trained and raced well in my second year on this type of eating and I want to do everything I can to stack the cards in my favor for April.

In case one might think I’d forgotten (ha) that we’re inside 12 weeks now, know that I’m reading about Boston nightly, thinking about the race every day, still obsesseing about putting boards under my treadmill, etc.

countdown to Boston

countdown to Boston

Staying obsessed, motivated, and a little scared is not too hard when I read and follow tweeps just as obsessed with it as I am. Even the snowstorm couldn’t stop us, even in Boston – or maybe ESPECIALLY in Boston. As Heartbreak Hill Running Company put it “they didn’t cancel the Boston Marathon, so yes, we’re running today” (check out their other great storm related tweets). Kudos and thanks go out to Christopher Laudani for shoveling off the finish line to help keep us all inspired.

If you’re training for a race, are there foods or treats you’ve given up until after the race? How’s it going?



Almost Wordless Wednesday – holiday edition

It’s Wednesday….for those who celebrate it, it’s Christmas Eve.

Monday night I was pretty wired up and decided to run a bunch of errands in the evening, something I don’t usually do. It was worth it to get a few things out of the way, and as a bonus, I got to see houses with holiday decorations lit up at night. Thought I’d share. Enjoy!

This is a house I’ve shared before, the owner decorates the tree and round grassy area in his circular drive for EVERY holiday. You’d need a video to appreciate the silver ornaments spinning and twinkling in a wind and the icicle lights dripping, but it’s still pretty impressive.

the every holiday decorated house

the every holiday decorated house

This is a house a couple of streets away. I really like the look of the house in general (kind of Portland-esque) and I love their decorations. The little beribboned and lit trees in the window boxes are adorable, the wreaths with ribbons are lovely, they’ve hung shiny ornaments on the big front bush and there are so many white lights, which I really enjoy.

cute house 1

cute house 1

cute house 2

cute house 2

If you’re celebrating, have a wonderful holiday!



Almost Wordless Wednesday

Shoe quest continues….there are 8 pairs in this photo, some a bit hidden. I’ve tried on 4 so far, at least 2 are going back immediately.

boxes of shoes to try

boxes of shoes to try



Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love kale. I love kale chips with nutritional yeast (fake salt & vinegar), I love “greenola” of kale clusters with nuts, dried fruit, spices and coconut, and recently I discovered a great kale salad with sautéed kale, diced butternut squash, dried cranberries and parsley. I also love pumpkin spice, and I like sea salt and caramel quite a lot.

Yet, to this, I must say: NO. Just wrong. (and at $5.50 per package, I’m not even going to try it just in case….)

kale done wrong

kale done wrong



Almost Wordless Wednesday

Ready for tomorrow?

cranberry sauce

cranberry sauce

I’ll have 4 kinds of cranberry sauce/relish available – these two plus apple-cranberry conserve and cranberry orange relish from Whole Foods. I love putting cranberry on turkey, turkey sandwiches, chicken, just plain bread….when I ate oatmeal or hot quinoa, I’d even use it to top them!

What’s your favorite cranberry dish?



Almost Wordless Wednesday

Today’s Almost Wordless Wednesday….”bone broth” is mentioned on many paleo sites and in paleo cookbooks. But it always seemed you had to make it yourself, and that was unlikely to happen. So when I saw this on the shelf locally, with holiday food items, I grabbed a box! Yet to try it.

turkey bone broth

turkey bone broth

And today, I found they had chicken as well, in large and mini sizes! I got a couple minis.

chicken bone broth mini size

chicken bone broth mini size

 



Almost Wordless Wednesday

Today’s Almost Wordless Wednesday is…..purple paleo almond bread from the baker at the Farmer’s Market. She said the color is due to the proportion of psylllium husk used in this batch. Happy to hear she may be doing monthly orders over the winter – and may be opening a retail space (though nothing there will be paleo). Must try to get there earlier next week for the coconut paleo rolls, great with soup or salad.

 

purple paleo bread

purple paleo bread



Almost Wordless Wednesday

As of Tuesday evening…..(yes, I know I picked odd times)

the countdown....

the countdown….