What I’ve Been Up To

Happy Monday!

Here’s a nice quick recap of what I’ve been up to in my Hansons Marathon training:

Thursday: I was supposed to run… but it didn’t happen. I did get in almost 4 miles of walking (to-and-from school, twice).

Friday: 7 miles (Lake Merced). Done at easy pace.

Saturday: 6 miles (treadmill). Easy pace, followed by about 20 minutes of upper body weight training.

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Sunday: 10 miles (around Saratoga). This was my first “long run”, which was supposed to be run at around 8:42. My average pace was 8:35… not too bad and it was pretty consistently around that time (except for some in the beginning). This was followed by Tempo 1 of my new Mash Up Conditioning DVD!

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Got an opportunity to check out this DVD through my ambassadorship with Girls Gone Sporty! I am going to go through these workouts, give you a review of it, and then host a giveaway! Be on the look out for it in a couple of weeks 🙂

Today: 6 x 800m (400m RI). It’s going to be good.

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Hey! It’s been raining in NorCal (finally!). Got to bust out my boots from high school (worn probably once, haha):

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And I’m getting into the groove of sitting on my butt and reading for a couple of hours!

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I am always humbled when I study the human body. It’s just so crazy… what little I know.

What else makes me feel humbled?

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Scripture, mang. Always humbled by the Word!

Slowly, I became inspired by what I am reading that I wanted to write a song! The praise team will sing it next week, so perhaps you’ll get to hear it when it goes up on Youtube 😉

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About once a week, we get Vietnamese food. I loooooove my vermicelli (got BBQ pork this time):

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And I had been meaning to bake for a while, and finally made some time for it this morning:

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This is a super plain bread, made sweet with some butterscotch chips (had them in our freezer and decided to use ’em). Also, it’s made with garbanzo bean flour!! If you don’t like beans, you might not like this (though my dad hates beans and he ate it fine… we just didn’t tell him it was made from bean four, hehe).

This was experimental. I actually don’t know all the chemistry and ratios of stuff when it comes to baking. I just do it for fun, and most of the time, it comes out yummy (once in a while, it comes out a bit tooooo healthy… and cardboard-y…. in which case I use mounds of PB to made it edible).

Also, I just dug through the pantry to see what we have and used it if I felt like it (like the evaporated milk, haha).

Here’s the recipe (but feel free to play around with it, hehe):

1.5 cup garbanzo bean flour

2 eggs

1/2 cup evaporated milk <— probably not that healthy? I dunno o__O

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking soda 

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

1 tbsp olive oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and “wet” ingredients in separate bowls. Then mix together. Then mix all together. Put in greased pan. Bake for about 22 to 25 minutes (or until it passes the toothpick test).

When in doubt, I always bake at 350 degrees and about 20 minutes… but of course, it depends on the type of dish you’re baking it in, your particular oven, and all that.

BTW, the garbanzo bean flour has 5 g of fiber and 6 g of protein. I’m sure it can boost the fiber and protein in your recipes if you sub some of this for regular flour/WW flour.

But guess what. I’m no real baker, haha. I’m also not a huge stickler with taste, so you may not like it. Just make it your own and have fun with it 😉

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Do you like to experiment with baking? Are you more into baking or more into cooking?

Any particular dish you can’t go too long without? (bbq pork/chicken vermicelli!)

Last book you read?

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