The new Vitamix container is here! The good news is it’s a BPA-free container (that wasn’t really a thing 9 years ago), but the bad news is that it feels totally cheaply made – especially the handle. My last one had a nice cushy handle, and this one just…doesn’t. I imagine it’s partly because they started selling in regular stores like Williams Sonoma, Target, and QVC – and mine version is still the hardcore commercial kitchen version. No frills.
old one on the right; new one on the left
I certainly put it to good use with smoothies and soups this week!
beet and fennel soup – one of my favorites
soymilk, water, spinach, chia seeds, banana, and mixed frozen berry
ginger, carrot, lemon, and pepper soup! Another favorite.
coconut water, pineapple, banana, mango, and spinach
Also had a few other fun eats this week.
our green smoothie selfies! D opts for the straight up Island Green. Mine is the Detox Island Green (no sugar, add ginger)
open-faced sammies with marinated tofu, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and mustard
majorly on sale at the grocery. Perfect mid-morning snack at the office.
BAS picked up from the grocery down the street from work. Had a lemon-tahini dressing in the fridge in my office.
brownies. Getting ready for school starting up!
tofu stir-fry. General Tso’s style (with asparagus because it’s what I had on hand)
grilled corn and veggie burger – open faced on some Ezekiel toast
Just runs since my last post, no rides. The days I was hoping to ride was either too late or too wet (thanks, Hermine!).
before 4 mi on the left. After on the right!
Today’s was awesome though. Not only was the post-Hermine weather cool and gorgeous, but I also discovered Serial! I’m between audiobooks (and that’s my fav for running), and D’s been trying to get me to try podcasts for ages. I have a few that I’ll pop in now and then (WSJ, This American Life, TedHour, and RadioLab) – but it’s rare I listen to them.
I had heard over the past year about a podcast called Serial. So – I downloaded that and decided to listen to Episode 1 of Season 1. I figured it was about an hour and my planned run was about 45 minutes, so I wouldn’t run out by the time my run ended.
Holy. Cow. It’s unbelievable. The first episode is called “Alibi”. It centers around the murder of a 17 year old girl and her ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder. It’s already got me hooked (even though I know what’s happening with this case currently), and I can’t wait to lace up and listen again.
great run, though I saw some of the damage Hermine caused in my neighborhood. Nothing tragic, thankfully. Sadly, too cold to cool off in the pool!
Oh, and I ran across this on my running app today. HELLO. I knew that. Been saying that for many, many years. Especially for a new runner, it’s a great distraction. Music is easy to tune out, and you find yourself focusing on how much your legs or lungs hurt. A good book draws you in, and you get lost in the story while you’re trucking along. I like my music now and again, but I vastly prefer audio books.
It’s been a pretty normal week for the most part. Family, school, and work.
yes, D and I send selfies when we don’t see each other in the morning. I was out way too early Thursday for anyone to see me first! This was my “good morning” from my office at 6am.
D went out for a drink with one of our friends earlier in the week and brought him home for dinner! It was taco night, and we had a lot of fun standing around talking, eating, and just hanging out. Oh, and Ginny took residence in his shoes (she loves shoes!).
face first, inhaling the aroma….
D and I actually went out Friday night! We grabbed dinner and went to see the latest Jason Bourne movie. Great fun!
pre-movie dinner selfie!
Saturday was a solid day of studies. I made of goal of accomplishing 3 specific things by the end of the long weekend. I got them ALL done on Saturday, so the evening was spent watching Terminator Genisys and cooking!
Today was up super early, cleaning, walking the dog, studying, and going for a run before anyone else woke up. Then grocery shopping, more studying, a school team meeting, and a BBQ at home with all of the family and some of the kids’ friends too.
And now, I end with my typical random week pics and the intent of going to bed early🙂
snapped this while chatting with BF about the pups so he could see how much she’s grown!
you can’t see my cute little ballet flats I wore to work. Because as soon as I got home, Ginny crawled over them. She has a shoe thing. I totally get that.
cats and bags. enough said.
I can just imagine Kuma pleading to Ginny to play with her.
Saturday night movie fun!
typically Ginny getting all over my homework. This is forward currency contracts and interest rate parity. My cat is the smartest cat is the world!
all 3 getting along….
And the week’s a wrap! Later gators🙂