WIAW #88

breakfast

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you all had a great weekend & beginning to the week!  We were in Maine this weekend for Tom’s triathalon (more on that later), but let’s have a quick look at some eats for What I Ate Wednesday.

For breakfast I had a salsa & cheese omelette with an English Muffin and a kiwi (oh and of course some green tabasco sauce).  I know it has a name but I’m too lazy to look it up so I’m calling it the green stuff for now.  I always heap that stuff on when I’m out at restaurants but I’ve never actually bought any to have at home.  BUT, now I do, so that shit is going on everything! (sorry Franks Red Hot, I stole your line).

lunch

For lunch, my eyes were a little bigger than my stomach so I couldn’t finish it all but it was delicious!  I had a spinach and baby kale salad with tomatoes, beets, feta, pickled peppers and hummus.  I also had some Indian Jaipur vegetables over quinoa & brown rice with a little leftover piece of garlic naan.  I went out to dinner for Indian the night before with a friend and I got my usual Chicken Tikki Masala that is always SO GOOD!  Unfortunately I got really sick in the middle of the night and couldn’t think of anything else I had eaten that could have caused it so much to my dismay I threw out all the leftovers 🙁  It was a tragedy.  Thankfully I had a packet of Jaipur Veggies in the pantry so it became my Indian replacement.

snack

For an afternoon snack I had some carrots and roasted red pepper hummus (along with a few spoonfuls of cottage cheese not pictured).

dinner

For dinner I made salmon with a creamy mustard dill sauce, I’m going to post the recipe for this one soon, it was super easy and super delicious.  I had it along with some broccoli and brown rice quinoa blend.  BTW – check out the bag for that in the lunch picture, it is my new favorite product.  It comes in a microwave pouch and is lightly flavored with garlic.  I like cooking grains but they always take so long, having them ready-to-go for quick dinners is the BEST!  I can find them at Whole Foods and the natural section at Stop & Shop, the brand is called Seeds Of Change.  They look like a totally awesome company too!

Happy Wednesday! Check out more yummy eats at Peas & Crayons!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Watching people achieve their goals.

TomTriathalon

This weekend, Tom completed his first half ironman triathalon.  In case you don’t know, that consists of a 1.2 mile (open water ocean) swim, a 56 mile bike ride and then finish it up with running a half marathon. I’m tired just writing that, I can’t even imagine actually completing it.  I planted the idea in his head this spring when he started doing a bunch of running and then started bike training for the Trek Across Maine.  I jokingly said “Now all you have to do is learn how to swim well and you can do a triathalon.”  I’m pretty sure it was less than a week before gear started arriving at our house and he had signed up for a training program.  He spent all summer training on long bike rides and runs and going early to the gym to get his swims in.  I completely admire his dedication to it, when he puts his mind to something, he does it. Period.  This was his first event longer than a 5K and he did it like it was nothing.

We went up to Old Orchard Beach in Maine this weekend for the event.  It was a gorgeous sunny crisp day and they started out with the swim in the icy atlantic waters at 6:20 in the morning.  Standing on that beach watching the sun rise and all those arms out there splashing in the water, I was overcome with unexpected emotion.  It was so amazing to see all of these people so dedicated to achieving their goals and pushing their limits.  It was incredible to see all of those same people cross the finish line later that afternoon, I was amazed by each and every one of them.  There were even some blind people crossing the finish line, seriously?  Way to make me feel like a complete lazy ass, you’re doing this BLIND?  I thought about how each and every one of those people crossing the finish line had their own story and had put so much into making it to that point.  People are really so amazing, it  really inspired me.

Congrats Tom, so proud of you!

 

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