We all long for an extra hour to just appear in our day.
Well guess what? I GOT ONE!
Rather than looking at a few days off of workouts to rest my leg as a deprivation, I’m looking at them as a gift . A gift of time. Time to do the things that on normal nights I am too busy to do: read more than 10 minutes of my book at one time, take a bubble bath [Epsom salts!], play with Matt, SLEEP. I’m aiming for 9 hours of sleep for optimal healing this week!
What would you do with an extra hour in your day?
Did ya know today is National Garlic Day!? (So much to celebrate this week!)
In its honor I asked if the Garlic Gold products could be discounted – I got a yes!
The details if you want one:
Garlic Gold 4 Pack Sampler [= Herb + Sea Salt + Parmesan + Regular]
- 20% OFF
- Today + Tomorrow
- Price: $16.80
- Coupon Code: GarlicGold
I have a love/hate relationship with garlic. I love the taste, but I hate the aftertaste. I’m happy that these nuggets don’t have an after-taste! Only the delicious buttery during taste.
Did ya also know garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory properties?
Dinner tonight was centered around inflammation. Or the prevention of it! I decided in addition to sleep, I needed a super anti-inflammatory meal.
Sardines are one of the most nutritious foods I can think of, and their omega-3 content helps with inflammation. I picked these lightly smoked ones up from Trader Joe’s to try. They were pretty typical (=good!)
We mixed them with some of Matt’s homemade tomato sauce (see here for a similar tomato sauce recipe)
Plop them in and give them a whirl!
It’s a little fishy – but just like anchovies in Caesar salad – it only adds to the richness
In addition to sardines and garlic, herbs and olive oil are all workin’ on my injury tonight.
I cracked open the roasted Garlic Gold nuggets in olive oil and drizzled it all over a few pans of veggies to roast.
Plus some of the herb-y Garlic Gold and sea salt
Plus a pan of broccoli that roasted (this was all at 400* for ~ 30 minutes) until it was CRISPY
We filled 2 bowls with roasted veggies and topped them with sauce
And lastly, added a bit of fresh oregano from our garden – for the phytochemicals!
I was able to ice my leg during lunchtime at work today (with ice from the fountain drink machine!). Luckily the back of the knee/leg is VERY convenient to ice! There’s a nice little nook self-created. (This is on contrast to the outer foot, which is a pain to ice. Speaking of my foot, guess who’s feeling awesome after her 10 mile run? The left foot. The right hamstring must be stealing all the inflammation!). Anyways, the ice at lunch helped a TON and I just did another round on the couch. Ice is SOO UNDERRATED!
Somebody else has happy feet
Matt was in dire need of some comfortable shoes to wear to the bakery everyday. I told him my Danskos had been life changing (they feel as comfortable as my Target fuzzy slipper moccasins now!) and he should try on a pair at the mall. He did, said they were “unlike any shoes he’d ever worn” and was convinced they might be life changing for his tired flour-covered feet too. So he hopped over to Clogs Central and used the coupon (=kerf) to get himself a pair – men’s in the color Hickory.
They are definitely not the coolest shoes he’s ever owned, but when flour is flying and the bread is crusting, who cares! I’ll let you know what he thinks
My goal to be in bed by 8PM was delayed by an episode of House Hunters and an extra long blog post. Gotta get my rest!