Mmmm… can you smell the bacon??
Damn, no wonder I wake up starving every morning. My belly is already awake in anticipation for the goodness that’s about to enter it.
Breakfast was ready in 5 minutes flat. Egg + bacon + laughing cow + ezekiel.
Citrus on the side as always. Why have orange juice, when you can just have a juicy orange ;)
Breakfast needed to be quick, so I could digest sooner. It was shaping up to be a hot day and I wanted to get a long run in before it got too unbearable. I’m a bit of a goldilocks when it comes to running outdoors – the climate has got to be juuuuust right ;)
I decided to test out my new and improved mummified foot by re-introducing the long run. I’m working on building up my mileage over the summer months, and this week’s was a 6-miler.
One of the challenges of moving back to my mom’s place has been finding decent running routes. There are a couple lakes that I can loop around, but both loops are short, thus better suited for shorter runs.
My mom and Mark told me the city improved on their waterfront trail. Waterfront trails are my favourite running routes ever. The surface is agreeable for my body, the view is fantastic, and the people are always friendly. My favourite trail in Fredericton ran along the St. John River. I took that trail for every single outdoor run, and loved it more with each outing.
So not surprisingly, I got quite excited by the idea of finding my very own riverfront trail here in Moncton. Now, those of you who know the area are probably beginning to clue in to what I’m getting at here, because there is a glaring difference between the two rivers. Fredericton’s St. John River is beautiful. Moncton’s Petitcodiac most definitely is not.
It’s a pile of mud. With flocks of seagulls. When the tide is out, it smells like sewer and boiled eggs. Oh yes, and see that little hill on the left? That’s where much of the trail is. Looks like a nice mound of grass, doesn’t it? It’s a landfill.
So no, my run wasn’t as beautiful as Fredericton, nor was it as pleasant to the olfactory. BUT, it is still the best trail I’ve found in Moncton so far. And I guess the landfill provides some fun challenging hills. Actually, it was a pretty darn good run :)
I made it back home just as the sun was starting to beat down on me. I immediately refuelled with half a bunch of grapes.
Gave my muscles an extra good stretch and iced all my hot spots (ie trouble areas).
Then sat back with an article on Bieber Fever.
It was actually a really good article on how his management team used a new internet marketing model. I didn’t know he sold “mini albums” online. Neat-o.
Eventually, The Hunger kicked in and I had to get up to make a meal.
A pita stuffed with sautéed tofu, red pepper, onion, mushrooms and kale.
Carrots + salsa!
Hit. The. Spot. So good. So filling.
I used a new-to-me pita bread for the sandwich. I was quite excited to discover it at the Superstore!
Mind you, it is a very thin pita, but I much prefer it that way.
I also tried out a new dip on the pita.
It’s no hummus, but I love red pepper anything.
Despite being thin, the pita bread held up perfectly. Sticking it in the microwave for a few seconds keeps it from tearing when you assemble it.
I played chauffeur to my mom and Mark all afternoon. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? Snacked on a couple Maple Nut Oaties.
I also stopped by a new cafe in town called Cafe Codiac. I was very excited to check it out as the building used to be a liquor store, and I wanted to see what they did with the place!
Got a soy sugar-free vanilla iced latte. Verrrry tasty. I will have to go back with my camera, they had a vegepate sandwich I was was eying. If I was staying in Moncton, I would 100% apply for a job there. I was at one point a career barista afterall ;)
I also got roped into going over to my mom’s friend’s place on a whim. She told me there would be free chicken burgers. Who am I to turn that down?
Just finished off my evening with my new favourite protein snack.
Hmm. Doesn’t look very appetizing, does it? I thought the image looked a little yellow-ish. Then I remembered I can change the white balance on my camera.
I watched this video, and figured out how to do it.
Et voila!! C’est magique!
Neat, eh? I think I will keep manually adjusting the white balance, I’m almost embarrassed that I wasn’t already!
Ohyes, and the snack! It’s 5 tbsp unflavoured soy protein powder, 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix, 1 tbsp flaked coconut and enough almond milk to dissolve everything. The soy protein powder has a completely different texture than that of whey powder. It’s very fine like flour and puffs up instead of getting gooey. Instead of being like a protein pudding, it was like a protein mousse cake!
Now I am off to finish up this fine Saturday by catching up on Gossip Girl. My step-sister says the season finale was shocking, and I have to know what happened! See ya tomorrow for a final goal check-in!!
Question of the Day: What is your favourite thing about your hometown? Your least favourite? I actually grew up in a smaller town across that muddy river. My favourite part is that everyone knows everyone. My least favourite part is that everyone knows everyone!! :P
Posted on May 29, 2010, in Workouts and tagged bacon, breakfast sandwich, camera, coffee, long run, maple nut oaties, pita, protein batter, running, running trail, tofu. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.