Today’s Mini Goal: Make a creative/fun meal! I picked up some bison steak at the farmer’s market today so I’m thinking dinner tomorrow will involve that. Any suggestions?
I think I did a decent job of staying calm today. Better than yesterday, at least. I just have to remind myself to breathe deeply and stay in the present when I get anxious. That usually helps. What are your strategies for combating anxiety?
I totes failed at timing my day correctly. Oh well, I survived. I had to swap tomorrow’s easy run and today’s long run. I did six relaxed miles on the treadmill tonight. Normally I don’t complain about running outside, but man oh man is it ever cold. I hope I survive my thirteen miles tomorrow morning! As I was coming back to my dorm around 11 this morning I saw a girl running in from the direction of the park. She was wearing pretty short running shorts and a nice sweater (it looked like it was from Gap or something). Is it just me, or were these NOT running appropriate clothes for 20 degree temperatures? I wasn’t judging her, I just kind of felt bad. I heard her telling a friend that it’s so much easier to run in shorts because your legs have a better range of motion. Perhaps I should have told her about running tights….
I had a chilly but successful adventure to the Union Square farmer’s market this morning. I love this market. It can be a bit crowded, but there are so many vendors and the air and ambiance always seem refreshing to me.
Finds included bosc pears (above), tons of apples, carrots, mesclun, sunflower and pea sprouts, coconut oatmeal cookies, milk and yogurt from my favorite farm, and my bison steak. I asked the bison farmer if he could recommend any inexpensive but still tasty cuts of meat that would be easy to cook for one person. He dug around through his coolers for a while and came up with a perfectly portioned steak with a tiny tear in the bag (the steak was totally frozen so no bacteria could have been introduced). He gave it to me for five dollars! I have never met an unkind farmer at the market. They are all so sweet and helpful and typically love getting questions about their produce/meat/dairy/cookies. Do you go to a farmer’s market? I have been so spoiled by the ones in NY. The CENYC is amazing.
I LOVE lovelove pear cider, but haven’t seen it in forever. Today was the perfect morning for a hot, sweet, smoothe cup of this delicious drink. I like it way more than apple cider. Unfortunately, my camera died at this point so no more pics from the actual market 😦
In the afternoon I got a special facial/massage combination. Certain spas do steep discounts in NYC at different times of the year. The facial was realllllllly nice and calming, but there was hardly any massaging involved. Oh well, it was still a great weekend treat.
Lunch was two crunchy carrots and an almond butter/pumpkin butter sandwich. Tastiness: just look at the insides oozing out!
Dinner was a stir fry in coconut oil! I just got it the other day. It was pretty good; I could barely taste the coconut, but there was definitely a nice hint of it. I used broccoli, onion, mushrooms, spinach, two eggs and cheddar cheese.
I also had a salad made with my new shoots! I think they were sunflower and pea shoots, with some random mesclun underneath…
It was a happy little Saturday, although I definitely did not get enough schoolwork done. Meh.
I’m off to make some hot cocoa and play blog catch-up!
How was your day? Plans for Sunday?