Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 2

So I'm on Day 2 of getting back in the well as official half-marathon training!  Last night I had "Stretch & Strengthen" on board for training, so I did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred and got in some good stretching afterward.  I'm going to look into fun things to do for this to keep myself from getting bored, but I definitely like Shredding.

Tonight I have 3 miles on board.  I think I'm just going to go on the driveway when I get home for now.  I'd like to find some other places to run, but I hate having to drive to get to my destination.  Driveway it is for now!

My eats have been great!  I've been loading up on all sorts of fresh veggies and fruits.  I love when certain foods come on sale because they're in season.  Right now I'm loving strawberries and asparagus...

That just reminded me....I forgot in my last post to mention that I took a food preservation course!  It was a six week course (I had to miss the last week because of work training) that focused on various ways to can fruits, veggies, etc.  The last week focused on how to properly freeze foods (i.e. blanching...), but I have all the class materials on it so I can learn from them.  I'm so excited to have a GIANT garden this year and start preserving my foods.

In the class we canned pears, carrots, pickled asparagus (yum!), pickled brussels sprouts, pickled carrots, and made different jams and jellies.  My group made apple jelly that didn't exactly turn out (not enough natural pectin in the apples) but it was great on pancakes and french toast.  I haven't tried any of my others yet because I love looking at them all on the shelves of my pantry!  I might have to break into the pickled asparagus soon, though, because Dustin might open it and eat it all before I get there.  I might have to hide them...

I'll keep you guys posted on my canning adventures.  First up will probably be a batch of strawberry jam (full of sugar) because that is mainly in season right now.  And maybe some more pickled asparagus!  I feel like an old lady.

1 comment:

  1. Are you doing Hal Higdon's Half-Marathon Training program? I loved that program! It got me to where I needed to be with my half-marathon training! You're going to rock it.

    Now send me some grape jelly! lmao I am slightly obsessed with it at the moment! :p


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