Just another manic Monday, right?
Mud On The Tires
I got STUCK in a FIELD OF MUD today!!!!!!!! The parking lot was full so Amy and I parked in the field behind our office building. Bad idea. When I tried to leave my tires started spinning. I was able to back up some and tried to go forward again – more spinning!!! I really thought I was doomed. But we realized that luckily I was on a slight hill and I was able to back up and drive the perimeter of the field BACKWARDS (I didn’t want to lose momentum!) and made it to the parking lot. WHEW!
I ate a homemade granoler bar and some almonds on my way home. This is a reenactment because I couldn’t photograph and drive!
My legs actually feel GREAT today. My foot, however, is quite sore 🙁 I iced it at work in a chair with some ice from our ice machine and took some IB profin. Going to take the running easy this week…I’m nervous.
Since I got home before sunset tonight and have a CDA meeting tomorrow night, I decided to do a light workout tonight and swap my rest day for tomorrow. I mentally (and physically with my snack) prepared for the gym on my ride home and went over for some ellipticalling and a round of solid upper body weight lifting.
Made it home just in time for another of Matt’s Famous Soups!!!
Tonight he scheduled a simple Chicken + Rice 🙂
He invented it 🙂
- .75 lb organic Smart Chicken, cut into cubes
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup Lundburg Short Grain Brown Rice (the BEST!)
- 1 can peas, mostly drained
- Rosemary + thyme from the garden
- Salt + pepper to taste
Cook chopped celery and carrot in canola oil. Then add chicken and garlic and brown. Then add stock and remaining ingredients and simmer for about 45-60 minutes until rice is done.
Totally forgot how much I love peas!! I picked up this can from TJ’s on a whim once and they were the perfect addition to the soup.
Such a great comfort food (topped with hot sauce)
We ate with little spoons and had LOTS to talk about tonight. It was a fun dinner!
A small slice of High Fiver Fiber on the side drizzled with agave (I was in the mood for honey but we didn’t have any!)
I’m stinky. Gotta shower!! Then reading in bedtime. I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight!! And even more excited about pumpkin cottage cheese oatmeal in the AM!!!!