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MIMM #31 and Forced to Change My Route

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Happy Monday!

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  I started my weekend with a 4-mile run that almost didn’t happen, because I woke up Saturday with a headache.  I suspected it was a dehydration headache because I didn’t drink my normal amount of water during the day Friday, I hardly spent any time at my desk, my assistant was out sick so I was everywhere.  So I got up drank lots of water and two and a half hours later I was headache fee and on my way out the door.

I have been running the same route for a few weeks now, but lately there’s a bird that sometimes attacks runners on the route. One runner was attacked in his head and blood was involved. Twice while running this bird flew at me coming so close I had to duck out-of-the-way.

Attacking Bird

 I was reminded of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”, where all the people in the town are attacked by birds, as a child after seeing that movie I was afraid every time I saw birds flying in the sky.

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So I decided this weekend to change it up, which turned out to be a good thing. My new route challenged me because it has some hills.   Changing routes is a good thing for several reasons, it can be a challenge to run a new route which has different elevations, it offers new scenery and it can be safer to not always be predictable and run the same path.

After my run I made some protein pancakes with strawberry sauce and fresh sliced strawberries.  I took a simple mix with water honey wheat pancake mix and added 3 tablespoons of ground hemp seed.  For the sauce I blended a few fresh strawberries with some agave nectar and added the sliced strawberries on top.

Hemp Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Marvelous was me changing my route, the hill challenged me and I felt good afterwards and I didn’t have to worry about the attacking bird.

Be Marvelous in Your Monday and check out Marvelous Katie and more MIMM at Healthy Diva Eats.

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What do you do to make sure you drink plenty of water throughout your day?

How often do you change your running routes?

If anybody has a good recipe for protein pancakes, please send me the recipe or link to the recipe.

WIAW and Saying Goodbye to Good Friends

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Happy Wednesday!

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Halfway thru the week and I hope you are having a good one. Today I’m sharing my eats from Sunday.  Every third Sunday I volunteer in the church nursery, so it was an early rise not much time to cook, so I had two nectarines and coffee in my reusable Starbucks cup, I’m keeping my goal for the year to reduce waste.

Coffee and Nectarine

When I returned from church I prepared a breakfast taco, simply spreading the tortilla with chickpea quac before adding scrambles egg with cheese and tomatoes.

Open Breakfast Taco

Lunch was a basil, tomato and quac panini with a side of fresh sliced pears.

Basil Tomato and Guacamole Panini

I have been hearing a lot about Naked lately, so I gave the mighty mango flavor a try along with a bowl of cherries for a late afternoon snack. I liked the smoothness of the Naked, but I do think I would prefer a berry flavor.

Naked and Fresh Cherry Snack

Dinner was pasta salad with tomatoes, red onions, sliced olives and shredded coby jack cheese on a bed of spinach and I sprinkled hemp seed on top.

Hemp Seed Pasta Salad

I have been using this recipe a lot lately because it’s so fast to make, but I need to mix it up a bit.

My friends who have moved to Houston were in town this weekend to get their house that they have sold ready for the movers. It was so great seeing them again, I really will miss having them live close by.  I have known Leonard since elementary and his wife Kim for the past few years they have lived in the Dallas area, they are both wonderful, fun to be with people.  I will miss them, but now I have an excuse to travel to Houston.

Have a great Wednesday and check out Jenn and the other WIAW at Peas and Crayons.

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Have you tried Naked? How do you like it?

If you have a pasta salad recipe you think I should try, please send me the recipe or link to the recipe.