I woke up fairly early on Saturday morning and got to work in the kitchen making a chamomile lemon poppyseed cake/bread. I had been really excited about this recipe for a while and I am sad to say it was a total fail. Complete fail. I didn’t even take pictures of it I hated it that bad.
So moving on…
Once Eric woke up, and made fun of my gross cake, he made me some cornbread waffles.
After some digestion, I made my way to the gym to complete 4 miles. Week 1 of half marathon training went well, and I am happy that I met my goals each day.
The heat was getting to us, so we headed inside for some eats and drinks. We started with a flight of beer and got Victory Helios, St. Feullien Brune, and the Stone Old Guardian. I am happy to say all three were delicious.
For lunch Eric ordered the Vegan Rooster which is tofu scramble with vegan blood sausage, smoked coconut, roasted potatoes and toast.
I went with the classic veggie burger.
We browsed some more vendors after lunch and picked up some chocolate chip cookies from Deceptive Desserts.
It was really hot Saturday and by the time we got home all I wanted was a nap. I fell asleep while watching a movie for who knows how long. Once I woke up Eric and I got to work on coming up with a dinner idea. We both wanted veggies, but something completely different. I went out to the garden to pick some herbs and veggies.
Eventually we settled on corn cakes for dinner. I used a recipe I have used in the past for raw corn cakes, except this time they would be cooked.
It was quite simple, I blended 2 cups corn kernels, 1/4 of a bell pepper, 1/4 C almonds, basil, salt, pepper and cayenne in the food processor.
It looked kind of gross after being processed. I then poured some of the batter onto a hot skillet and browned each side.
They turned out perfect. Who would have thought this was mostly veggies?
So Saturday night I was supposed to run a race. As much as I wanted to run it, I just wasn’t up for it. Physically I could have done it, but the race didn’t start till midnight. I knew I would be completely beat and I decided to not run it. Instead Eric and I stayed in and made a few different cocktails.
Now don’t think things got all wild and crazy just because we were making cocktails. We tried to stay awake to watch a movie, but our oldness got to us and we were in bed before 11.
Sunday morning Eric had to do some poking and prodding, but he was able to convince me to go on a bike ride. Sundays are supposed to be my ‘rest’ day, but I have a feeling they will turn more into a cross-training day. We rode about 17 miles, which included a pit stop by buy me a bike helmet!
Yes, yes, I know, I know, I should have been riding with a helmet this entire time. But I haven’t been. It’s been on the agenda, we just haven’t had time. So I was excited to buy one today. I didn’t purposefully buy it to match my bike, it just happened that the only one that fit my small head was blue as well.
Once we got home I was starving and scarfed down a veggie pita. I was craving something a little sweet and had picked up some delicious looking strawberries.
But I didn’t stop there. I promptly melted some chocolate to dip the strawberries in.
And some reading material. Eric’s reading Thrive Fitness and VegNews and I am read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and Runner’s World. Anyone else reading the Millennium trilogy? All of the books are really, really good.
We hung out until it got too hot then walked home to get started on dinner.
Ok question time…Can anyone recommend a good Jersey shore beach? Eric and I want to go to the shore soon, but we don’t have a clue as to what beach to go to!