Five for Friday – June Bug

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Five for Friday

June Goals
I was going to start my regime this last week but, I decided to make this a goal for June. Long slow runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and two-a-days Monday through Thursday. Cross training will include an hour a day of yard work, cardio weights, swimming, core workouts and possibly cycling (if I can get my bike fixed). So I am looking at 200 plus miles for June (it actually comes to 230 or so but I figure life often steps in so aim low and be pleased if I overshoot). I am actually a week into meditating with regularity and properly. June will also be another month of juice only. I will work on an actual schedule each week and post it (whether you like it or not).

Air popped popcorn topped with a little salt and nutritional yeast.


I will get my awards finished this weekend. There are several. A big thanks to Amanda for all the nominations.

Summer Movies
I found out that the nearby mall theater has the summer movie program and we went to the first movie in a theater with our kids, ever. It was ok but they were a bit spooked when there was a part in the movie that was a little tense. The dark theater combined with the threat of a volcano to our heroes on the screen was a bit too much so we sat in the wings sort of watching the climax of the movie. It all worked out and we will return next week to see Smurfs.

I am not sure if I blogged about this before, but I discovered how to get the texture of my hummus thicker, tahini. I added tahini and it made the hummus I make fantastic! Tahini is not cheap but I only need a tablespoon for each 1 or 2 cups of hummus. I love it!

Thanks for reading! Love and light. Namaste.


5 thoughts on “Five for Friday – June Bug

    blowingoffsteamandmore said:
    June 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We love tahini in our hummus!! Peeling the chickpeas makes it nice and creamy as well. A tiny container of store bought hummus costs close to $6 here so making our own is well worth it!

    Did you get a new Garmin?

      genext13 responded:
      June 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      I just posted about the Garmin. I can use it for training but I doubt it will hold a charge for a race. I will see in the fall when I run my first marathon distance training run. I can get 2 pounds of organic hummus at Costco for about 7 bucks and a half pound is 2.50 to 3 dollars at Sprouts but it is still cheaper to make it myself. (That Costco hummus is like crack by the way. I can usually finish off a container in a few sittings like a college girl on her period with a gallon of fudge brownie ice cream who got dumped on Valentine’s Day).

        blowingoffsteamandmore said:
        June 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        Ha! I just saw your Garmin post after I commented on this one. We don’t have Costco here. 😦 I miss so many things about Costco. That mango salsa is awesome and you really can’t beat a gigantic fairly fresh pizza for $10! No Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods here either. Kroger controls the empire. 😦

        genext13 responded:
        June 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

        Not sure what happened but, I ended up posting this response i my Wordless Wednesday thread…
        Garmin has the best features! The one I have, the Forerunner 305, has a Velcro strap so I can adjust it as I run. This is important to me. When my hands swell from running distance, I need to be able to make the strap fit better. This one has a GPS which is nice. The software is great too. I can create my runs on the computer and upload to my watch or I can create a run on the watch as needed. It has functions for running, biking, or swimming too. I can also just hit the start button and run and i can get all the information i need as I go, including: laps, pace per lap or the whole run, altitude change, and many other stats that you can program into the watch to calculate and show during or after the run.
        I will probably need a new one before the year is out, but I will be getting another Garmin even though they are costly.

      genext13 responded:
      June 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Peeling the chickpeas sounds suspiciously like a lot of work (yard work kind of work). I might try it at some point, but I think leaving the husk on probably adds fiber. I think having a VitaMix might make the difference too.

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