Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Friday! I am so glad the weekend is here and the sun is shining! I woke up and went for a 7 mile run this morning and I was dragging. It was harder than my 10 mile run last weekend. I think I need to start eating a little something before I run more than a few miles. Last weekend I ate an energy bar before my run and it helped to keep me going strong. I had bought a box of these bars when I found them on clearance on They are really good, kind of tastes like a Lara Bar.

Another thing about running... does anyone get blisters on their feet? When I first starting running longer distances I got a HUGE blister on the arch of one of my feet, I had to stop running for about a week to let it heal. During that time I bought new shoes (I did not know that you should run in shoes a 1/2 size bigger than your normal size because your feet swell) and some thorlo socks. At 10.00 a pair they are not cheap but they helped a lot. The best thing I have found are these patches that you stick to the inside of your shoe wherever you are prone to blisters.

Very inexpensive and work fantastic!

When I got home from running I was starving so I drank a protein shake and has some of the gingerbread granola I made the other day with almond milk and a banana. It was so good and tastes just like the Kaia brand that is around 9.00 a bag.

Gingerbread Granola

1 cup sprouted buckwheat

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 Cup Raw almonds

1/4 cup maple sryrup (could use agave, honey or yacon sryrup)

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice or Nutmeg

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

8 medjool dates

Blend medjool dates to make a paste. Toss everything else together with the date paste and dehydrate for 4 hours or until dry at 105 degrees.

One of my favorite things to eat is seaweed salad. I usually buy sun dried wakame and make my own. I had this the other night...

Wakame Salad

4 or 5 strips wakame

1 small orange peeled and segments removed

whatever juice you can squeeze from the orange after cutting out the segments

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

dash of chinese 5 spice powder

1) soak wakame in warm water until soft
2) mix everything together and enjoy.

I have since found these kelp noodles...

The WHOLE bag only has 18 calories! I am going to have these for lunch with a miso/ nut dressing. I'll post the recipe later.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hey, thanks for your comment! I used to get huge blisters on my feet when I first started running. Getting the right socks definitely helped and body glide is good for preventing them too. I have no idea where to buy kelp noodles but I've been lusting after them!

  2. I got my kelp noodles here...

  3. I have tried kelp noodles and i was so hopeful for them....but they are too crunchy for me. I prefer zucchini noodles by far! But I also just took my kelps outta the package and coated with dressing, veggies, etc. It's not like I cooked them, maybe that would have de-crunched them a bit? that would defeat the raw purpose though :)

    Rawvolution. Another bar i have never had that everyone else has...i need to get on the stick on that one!

    LMK bout the crumble, can't wait to see it!

  4. Nice post. Inspiration, practical advice and recipes as a bonus.

    Great blog!

    To Your Health!
    James Reno

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  6. thx for telling me about this..again :) i already commented but that was a month ago and now i have blisters so am back for that reason haha!