It’s incredibly easy to focus on the negative (like I did for the weather in yesterday’s TOLT), so for this Friday Five, I’m going to focus on the positive: favorite food, favorite clothes, favorite treadmill workout, favorite reads, and favorite blog posts from this week.
I have been getting busy in the kitchen again!
The peanut butter mug cake above kept me full all morning long. And it was good, too! I left out the truvia altogether and didn’t miss it at all. I made it once with the oat flour recommended and once with teff flour — I think you could pretty much use any type of flour.
It would be totally awesome with some chocolate, but oddly enough, I’m trying not to throw chocolate into everything these days. Just some things.
Speaking of chocolate . . . I shared this recipe for chocolate protein fudge on my facebook page this week. Then I made it. And really enjoyed it! Great post run snack. I didn’t take a photo because it wasn’t very photogenic, but it was tasty.
And I saved the best for last: white pizza baked oatmeal. This one just barely qualifies as a mug cake; I guess it’s more of a one bowl meal, but I’m lumping it in there with mug cakes anyway.
No matter what you call it, I thought it was awesome and I made it twice last week. Am I the only one that does that: try something I like and then want to make it all the time?
Favorite new leggings
You have to love a legging that is great to work out in and looks good to walk around in (Lululemon speed crop — not an affiliate link).
Favorite treadmill workout
Favorite and treadmill don’t always go together. Some runners really love their treadmills; some runners tolerate them, and some runners loathe them.
I like having the treadmill as an option, and I spent a lot of time on it in the winter, as usual — even though we’re not having a terrible winter. Maybe I’m a winter wimp, but I did get out for my long run last Friday with a starting temp of 9F, so maybe I’m not such a wimp after all.
By Sunday, though, I was back on the treadmill. And lately I’m loving doing circuit treadmill runs — run half a mile, do some strength exercises, get back on and run another half mile, and so on.
Maybe it’s not so good for my endurance, but hopefully in a month or so my treadmill and I can break up again.
Right now I’m reading “The Essential George Sheehan”. Highly recommend and I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding this to my Kindle library (I got it out from the library).
I did just finish “The Nightingale”, but I actually found it rather slow for about 3/4 of the book (but those last 100 pages were a real page turner). So sad, though. Certainly puts in perspective whatever “hardships” we think we’re facing, and it’s important not to forget what happened in World War II (so that hopefully there will be no WWIII in our lifetime).
Favorite recent blog posts
- 5 Vegetarian/Vegan Soups
- Using Stumbleupon for Your Blog
- Short Core Sequence
- Yoga Lessons
- Tips for Staying the course
Read a great book lately — or blog post? Tried any great new recipes?