Hobby Update

Cooking

I made some awesome things this week! First, I whipped up a Midnight Kitchen banana bread – my go-to recipe for banana bread. It never lets me down! At some point I’ll have to add it to this blog. I brought it into work and everyone devoured it. Yay!

I made this white bean salad last weekend and have been enjoying it with avocado on toast for lunch or dinner this week. So good! And when it’s paired with the avocado it really fills me up. I’ve also been adding some zucchini pickles that I made which rounds out everything into a really nice meal.

The other amazing thing I’ve been enjoying this week is curried chickpea salad. I absolutely loved this recipe, it was simple to make and was a really easy, filling lunch.  Absolutely a keeper, and it will be regularly worked into my lunch rotation.

Knitting

Still making pretty decent progress on my sweater! I’m nearing completion of the back. I’m pumped!

Exercise

  • Monday – 2 mile run, 9:05 average pace (whoo!)
  • Tuesday – 1.5 mile run, 8:22 average pace (what?! Apparently eating better this week is making a big difference!)
  • Wednesday – skipped the stadium because it was raining. Later regretted this decision
  • Thursday – missed my alarm. Ugh.
  • Friday – 2 mile run, 10:00-ish average pace. Forgot to start timer
  • Saturday – rest
  • Sunday – 3 miles, 10:00-ish pace. Run without electronics so didn’t have an accurate timer

Clearly this week wasn’t optimal on the running front. I felt it in my general mood, too. I’m still doing a bit on wandering on the gym front, and toying with the idea of joining something a bit more regularly. To be determined. For now, sticking with the outdoor running is good.

Reading

Still working on my current selections, but also added a new bus book – Emma, by Jane Austin. Maybe this time I’ll actually make it through! In the past I’ve struggled with Jane Austin, but I love that era and am hopeful that I can make it through this book. It also really doesn’t hurt that I’ve seen the movie…I can’t believe I’m that person.

Socializing

Eh. Another moderate week. I was hoping to meet up with a potential new friend, but she ended up canceling at the last minute. I have plans with a friend this week, so things are already looking better!

Hobby Update

Cooking

Not going super great this week – it’s been a lot of PB&J for dinner. I think the heat is leaving me uninspired – I don’t want to turn on the oven! Maybe a cold bean/chickpea salad would be good? I need something fast, protein-laden and that preferable doesn’t involve the oven!

Knitting

I’ve been knitting up a storm and loving it! I planted a socks project at Teddy’s house since I always seem to be wishing I have a small project to work on while I’m over there. I’m trucking away on my very first sweater, and I’m making good progress with the back. I’m super glad that I am using worsted yarn for this – makes it go so much more quickly! Though I can see the appeal of some of these other sweaters with fingering weight yarn…soon! One sweater at a time 🙂

Exercise

  • Monday – 2 mile run, 9:29 average pace
  • Tuesday – rest
  • Wednesday – 1 mile run to November Project, stadium workout, 1 mile run home. Fitbit tells me 3.93 miles and 80 flights of stairs
  • Thursday – 2 mile run, 9:30 average pace
  • Friday – rest
  • Saturday – 12 mile bike ride along the Charles River

Reading

Still plugging away through a few books – Science and Religion, and the Mapmakers. Both wonderful!

Socializing

Fail this week…maybe better next week.