Today is usually Marathon Monday around here but I figured since I had a really low mileage week last week and spent a lot of time resting instead of running, we could just catch up today instead! I did hit my goal of 100+ miles for the month which I am super happy about, especially after taking it really easy last week. My plan was only to run once, reach 100, and then spend the rest of the week relaxing…but I ended up doing a couple of shorter runs instead to reach my goal. It all worked out and I’m more than ready to start July strong.
I tried Oh She Glows black bean burgers (from the cookbook) over the weekend and they were awesome. They are pretty simple to put together and don’t take very long but I did find that they fall apart easily, especially when trying to flip them mid-way through cooking. I have yet to make a veggie burger that holds together well. The flavours in Angela’s recipes are always amazing though so I’d totally make these again. I’ll use my broken burgers in salads or wraps and no one will ever know…
I went out with a couple of my favourite girls on Saturday night…
…ate a vegan poutine and tried a vegan whoopie pie for the first time ever. I’d have to say that whoopie pies are definitely not my first choice when it comes to dessert but we were curious…and not that impressed. It kind of lacked flavour and had an odd texture. I’ve been weird about desserts lately though so maybe it’s just me. I used to hate sweets until I hit my 20s (my mom once had a restaurant make me a nacho birthday cake when I was a kid – no lie), then started eating anything and everything with sugar in it, and now I’m starting to feel like I’m having a bit of an aversion to all things sweet again. I’ll eat sweet treats but I definitely don’t crave them or go out of my way to buy something sugary these days. So strange.
During one of my runs I saw this guy hanging by the sidewalk….
A BUNNY!! It was on a major street with a lot of traffic so I don’t know how the heck he got there but he was so darn cute and a nice little mid-run surprise. While I was trying to get a photo a woman was walking towards me and all I kept thinking was “I hope the bunny is still here when she walks by or she will think I am crazy snapping photos of the dirt.” Low and behold….as soon as she came the bunny hopped away and she looked at me like I was a mental case.
Watermelon juice – try it.
I just threw some watermelon in my Vitamix and blended it, refrigerated it and drank it the next day after a run. Perfect.
I finally finished season one of Orange is the New Black. Oh. My. Word. That is all I have to say. I cannot wait to start season two. What a strange yet brilliant show.
Tomorrow is Canada Day which means fireworks and a dog that goes into withdrawal. I’m not looking forward to it. After what happened on Victoria Day, Princeton has completely changed. He used to be okay with loud noises but now he can’t even be outside if there are kids playing with a basketball or if neighbours are using some sort of power tools. It took him almost 48 hours before he would go outside after the last holiday so if anyone with a dog has dealt with this I’d love to know if you have any tips!
Hope you all have a great Monday and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!
Let’s catch up – fill me in on your weekend! Do anything fun? Try anything new?