trying bok choy.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on September 12, 2011

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Happy Monday!  How’s the week starting off?  This morning was a bit rough after the retreat this weekend; I think I need one more solid night of sleep and I’ll be good to go.

A quick and easy breakfast of a slice of sunflower seed butter and jelly toast sprinkled with chia seeds and I was out the door.

At work this morning, I realized that I’m supposed to do a 10 mile race on Sunday.  Yep, so not ready for that!  I dropped down the 5k instead which is much more feasible!  Even if I can’t run it all, it’s an easily walkable distance in a reasonable time.

I made the most delicious curry/stir fry-esque dish last night and had some of the leftovers for today’s lunch!  Tofu, bok choy, red peppers, sugar snap peas, and bean sprouts, all with some curry!  I really liked the bok choy!  Plus, it’s really high in Vitamins A and C, and calcium which is an added bonus.  Fruits and veggies = lots of good stuff for the body!

On the side, I made a box of the Near East quinoa that I got as a freebie at the Healthy Living Summit.  This is some good stuff, I can’t wait to find it in stores!

I got 9.0 miles in on the stationary bike tonight; I planned on one more but my knee was starting to lock up around mile 8.0 so I called it quits a bit early.

I met my friends Andrea, Elizabeth, Danielle, and Emily for dinner at On the Border – I’ve been craving guacamole, so when they let me pick the restaurant (in an area where chains are the most predominant option), OTB was it!

I had a side of black beans, too.  As if two avocados worth of guac isn’t enough food!  But, so wicked good.

The mall had a really great 9/11 memorial set up along the main road.

I know I’m a day late on this one, but like most, the events of September 11, 2001 are forever ingrained in my memory.  I had just started my senior year of high school and most everything happened when I was in choir at the opposite end of the building, so I didn’t find out until I walked into my 3rd hour AP English class.  I walked into the room and footage was showing of the plane hitting the second tower; I stopped in the middle of the room and the first thing I said was “well, that can’t be good” without really knowing what had happend.

How true that turned out to be.

I have forever loved New York City and leave a little more of my heart there every time I visit.  In the years that followed, I had several opportunities to visit the city and pay my respects at the memorial.  My heart breaks when I think of all the lives that were lost not only that day, but in everything related.  I think of the families that lost someone they loved dearly and the children that lost a parent.

What I loved in the days that followed was how our country came together.  In some small way, we were all New Yorkers and now, with the tragic events once again fresh in everyone’s mind, we regained a small bit of that unity.

To end on a happier note…on my way home I was in awe of the sunset, it was absolutely stunning.  I tried to capture it (at stoplights!), but pictures just don’t do it justice!

I’m not thrilled that the sun was setting at 8pm; the short days are probably my least favorite thing about going into the fall and winter seasons.  I love the sunshine and daylight!

 

 

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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun September 13, 2011 at 6:23 am

I love love love Bok Choy. It is the only greens I enjoy in stir-fries.
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Daniella @ Runner at Heart September 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

I am going to be on the lookout for that Near East Quinoa that looks and sounds delicious.

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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I believe they said it should be rolling out in the stores over the next month or so…it might not be there yet, but keep looking because it was crazy good!

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Stephanie September 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

All of your food is beautiful! Bok choy is my favourite green. And your guacamole? Lovely!
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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Thanks! That’s so sweet of you! 🙂

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