The past week or so I have been working on getting up for early AM workouts. By early I mean 5:30 am. I have, and will continue to be, super busy with work, so I have better luck getting a good workout if I get it done and over with. I also need to start adding miles into my training. My running hasn’t been as frequent as I would like so far, I blame the Polar Vortex, which is only partly true.
Becky and I ran 7 on Sunday, which was great as it was about 50 degrees out. Unfortunately, the hills gave me a very sore right calf, so I am nursing that at the moment. Rolling, stretching, and ice haven’t seemed to help too much, so I think I am going to give it a few days before I get out on the road again. I have continued taking classes in the meantime, but I know 8 miles Sunday will be a lot easier if I have ran more ahead of time.
Check out these super fresh from the farm eggs I bought at my gym! How awesome is that? One of the trainers brings them in. I had 2 of them this morning after the gym. One I was going to do over easy but the yolk was already broken so I scrambled it. The other I put with 1/2 a banana and did a paleo pancake. Oh and of course I had bacon. I have really been loving me some bacon lately. I know you are saying “who doesn’t love bacon?” Well I didn’t for years. I grew up in a Jewish household that did not eat pork. Add that to the stereotypes that bacon is not good for you and voila! No bacon for Sara for over 30 years of my life. Thank goodness I came to my senses! I always buy nitrate-free, thick cut, all natural bacon. No junk allowed. MMMMMM.
So my big cooking adventure this week was…..ZOODLES! What are zoodles? They are noodles made from zucchini. My bro and SIL bought me a veggie spiraler for Chanukah, and I finally tried it out. SOOOOO FUN!!! My favorite part was the zucchini lollipops the spiraler left me with. I sauteed it with EVOO, s and p, garlic and some italian seasoning. Anyone who knows me knows I love spaghetti squash, but these are more noodly…if you know what I mean. I feel there is a place in my life for booth zoodles and spaghetti squash.
Check out the zoodles and lollipops(ignore my counter top, I am a messy cook)!
I served this beautiful zoodles with Paleo Meatballs and marinara. It’s pretty tasty but the meatballs where a lot of work and I had to add eggs and almond flour(calories) to hold them together. I think next time I will just stick to meat sauce. Oh by the way I subbed ground turkey for the pork. Maybe next time I’ll try turkey sausage??!!
Here is the recipe I used and the finished product. Best part is I now have a freezer full of meatballs, as this made about 40.
Have a great few weeks! I am traveling through the end of the month, so I prob won’t have anything to share till then. I leave you with this because I really liked it and it sums up a lot of things in life.
Until next time,