I ate a lot of borscht this week.
Golden beets, cabbage, and carrots: pretty much my ideal December meal. With perhaps a dollop of yogurt or a smattering of chickpeas.
And for dessert? Date bars. All week. I’ve still got some in the freezer in case I go into date bar withdrawal.
I used this recipe and (for once) I didn’t change a thing.
A crust of almonds, oats, dates, and coconut oil, with a tiny bit of salt, all processed into a coarse, sticky meal…
Pressed firmly into a pan…
And covered with pureed dates.
Plus a bit more of the crust mixture as topping. Simple, no?
It rained a lot this week—a ton for Phoenix, actually. I went on a fresh-from-rain run earlier this week and loved it.
For this morning’s long run, I fueled with protein pancakes. I made these with an egg, banana instead of oil, and half whole wheat flour, half hemp protein powder. I definitely felt like they powered me through my eight miles.
Because of the lingering side effects of the rain, I had to take quite a few detours on my run today.
But I still managed to get in 8 miles in 1:16:14.
Here’s what this week’s training looked like:
I adjusted as needed, but I think I got the most important run taken care of. And, awesomely, I felt at the end like I could’ve run for a few more miles at least. This is a very good sign, and it might mean I need to push my pace a little more next time. Or maybe it was just the protein pancakes. And all those dates.
I’m flying all over the country for the upcoming holidays and will be hitting up New York, Philly, and Chicago over the next two weeks. Anyone doing anything particularly fun? I’m open to suggestions in any/all of those cities!