1. Today was the first day since I began running exclusively in Vibrams that I woke up and my calves felt normal. I ran 4 miles yesterday and my legs don’t hurt! Woot! I received the bigger size Merrells in the mail this week, so I hope to get some miles in with those soon too. And just for the record, wet Vibrams smell like a nasty combination of feet and wet dog. I’ll be wearing Merrells today while the Vibrams have a date with Efferdent.
2. I joined Sparkpeople to try and knock off the couple of pounds I gained in St. Martin. That has worked for me, but I’ve noticed that my protein consumption isn’t quite where it should be and that the protein I do eat is fairly high in fat. Anyone got some great suggestions for non-dairy lowfat protein. I already eat a ton of almonds and a fair amount of eggs and soy. I eat meat, but usually more as an ingredient than as a main piece of my meal.
3. Sometimes being the mom of boys is amusing. Everything is a weapon. There is no such thing as a whisper. Bathroom humor is always funny. Shoo was in the bath the other night repeatedly saying “Banos Amigos. Bathroom friends. Friends that live in the bathroom.” Each time he’d say it he’d laugh like it was the best.joke.ever. Gotta love boys. ;o)
14 thoughts on “TTT: minimalist running, protein, and bathroom humor”
OK, first of all, that is the best joke ever! Banos Amigos? Hilarious! My oldest of two boys is not yet 4, so we haven't reached the peak of bathroom humor yet. But he does name his poop, which is kind of weird. Even weirder is when my feelings are hurt when there isn't a Mommy poop.As for protein, I eat Kashi cereal for breakfast, and that puts a serious dent in my protein needs. Also, many whole wheat pastas are high in protein. A cold pasta salad with a little chicken breast or canned tuna can be very satisfying in the summer.
Quinoa. delicious and good in any dish you might make with rice instead or on the side of meat. 8g protein/serving. I usually cook it half in chicken broth for a little more flavor. Also lentils are great, but not as versatile, I find.
Love boys that age (having one myself I totally relate!). Glad the calf pain is gone. You're making progress!I love almonds too! Any nut butter is a great way to add in protein–put it on bananas, apples, etc.
I get a lot of protein from lunches centered around tuna, shredded chicken (on a salad, in a quesadilla, on a sandwich), or cottage cheese (with berries usually). I also snack on peanuts and cheese. I actually love most foods that are naturally rich in protein, so I don't tend to have a problem fitting it into my diet. Getting rid of the bad carbs is an issue for me though. I don't have any sons, but I have a husband who hasn't grown up and is the source the bathroom humor in our house. Gotta love it!
Glad your calves are adjusting to the minimal shoes!I eat a lot of beans…
For protein I like beans, fish and I like Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai which is a filling protein drink!
youareawesome.I think I need a boy.well, I have the Pita he acts like he's 10 – so I should be happy with that right?!YAY on the vibrams — one day. ONe day……I'm trying those babies out.
I'm a huge fan of the original boca burgers. If you buy the ones from Costco, they're a little larger than the grocery store version. 0 fat, 100 cals and 19 g protein. I usually just nuke them and eat them with ketchup sans roll.
I like to get as much non-animal protein as possible. I like whole grains (oatmeal, quinoa), kashi products, edamame (soybeans), and blackbean burgers.
protein is what i was working on lately too. I didn't realize things like spinach actually have good amounts of protein, but also like eep said Kashi or Heart Thrive bars are a tasty fairly natural source.I did start eating a slice of turkey here and there for snacks too
When I want more protein I lean on fish (tuna, salmon, tilapia, especially) and low fat cottage cheese (Breakstone does a 2% in tiny containers) to make me feel fuller.
Grains. That's your best bet for protein without the fat. Plus, whole grains give you two good things: protein AND fiber. So you can poop good and tell your boys about it!
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Yum! Quinoa, I almost forgot. Best quinoa salad recipe: cook quinoa according to directions in water, slice a bunch of strawberries and two kiwis, throw in a small can of mandarin oranges, mix with enough vanilla yogurt to hold together, add a little chopped mint if you are so inclined. So good. And even more protein if you use greek yogurt. Mix and match fruit according to seasons.