Craving Boring

Okay, so I hope that this is the last long absence between blogs.  I’ve had a lot of personal issues going on – that I’m not going to go into detail over – but needless to say, my energies have been focused elsewhere.  I think about blogging often, and I’ve missed it.  As things are hopefully stabling out here, my posting will go back to being much more consistent.  Thanks for sticking with me!

FOOD

Well, two weeks of eats have been more than I can probably document, but I sure am going to try!  Most of these have been on the road (as I’ve done a ton of traveling the past week).

if you have people in your life who struggle to think that a vegan meal can be hearty, comforting, and tasty - this is the book for you!  TONS of family favorites come out of this tome in our house.
if you have people in your life who struggle to think that a vegan meal can be hearty, comforting, and tasty – this is the book for you! TONS of family favorites come out of this tome in our house.
here are all the ingredients stacked up for one of those!  A delicious chili mac.
here are all the ingredients stacked up for one of those! A delicious chili mac.

 

not much leftover after this meal!
not much leftover after this meal!
sweet potato and chickpea salad
sweet potato and chickpea salad
thai soup
thai soup
oatmeal (only bfast food you can ever get while traveling!)
oatmeal (only bfast food you can ever get while traveling!)

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one of my fav meals.  Lentils, pita, hummus, olives, couscous, and tabbouleh
one of my fav meals. Lentils, pita, hummus, olives, couscous, and tabbouleh
fakin BBQ chicken breast and a roasted corn salad
fakin BBQ chicken breast and a roasted corn salad
strawberry margarita!
strawberry margarita!
part of yesterday's breakfast - hopefully the last meal on the road for a long time!  Began with a Lumi juice of lemon, beet, celery, and parsley
part of yesterday’s breakfast – hopefully the last meal on the road for a long time! Began with a Lumi juice of lemon, beet, celery, and parsley
followed by vegan and gluten-free buckwheat pancakes with berries
followed by vegan and gluten-free buckwheat pancakes with berries
and finally, last night's dinner.  Grilled portabella mushrooms and a teriyaki ramen and broccoli salad.
and finally, last night’s dinner. Grilled portabella mushrooms and a teriyaki ramen and broccoli salad.

FITNESS

I went for a run last night and it was just brutal.  I struggled through the entire thing, and that was a very demoralizing feeling.  I do feel like my fitness levels have dropped the past few months, and it’s time to focus on rebuilding base mileage and strength.  It sounds weird, but I’m really looking forward to it!  I have a lot of fitness related resources around me, so taking advantage of them shouldn’t be difficult for me as long as I make the time!

LIFE

The past several weeks have been a whirlwind of chaos, fear, sadness, stress, but with some happy times thrown in too.  To but it bluntly, it’s been highly overwhelming.  I don’t often put myself at the top of my to-do list, but that’s something I want to work on.  Something that I need to work on.  I need to understand that I can be there for others without sacrificing my own well being.  So yeah, new goal for me!

We took a short trip this past week to Florida, which was mostly wonderful.  It was a break (mentally and physically) I didn’t realize I needed.  I will admit that I had some guilt too in going, but I’m mostly over that.  I didn’t take too many pictures (D did that!), but I know that R and M had a great time, and that was the whole point anyway!

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Today is my first full day back home.  I’m doing meal planning, grocery shopping, garden planning (planting next weekend!), laundry, organizing, and a few other things I need to get done.  And through it all, I’m so excited to do something routine and mundane!  Yes, I’m craving boring!  Not sure how long that will last, but for now, that’s my plan.  I’m all “excited” out!.

So, I hope your Sunday is exactly what you want it to be!

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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