Our post-brooke-nap festivities included me pulling Brooke and her dog (that currently comes everywhere with us) around on her scooter.
I am very happy that I finally found a bowl that fits the entire can (3 servings) of Trader Joe’s minestrone soup in it.
I really like simple/warm/easy dinners.
Once all of our kiddos were asleep the girls came over to party hard.
I am on this kick of trying to eat a little bit better so instead of our normal eat all of the ice cream/brownies I had a few different options for us.
You seriously need to try these cookies asap. Brooke even approved and the girls both said they will be making them at home.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream together sugar, butter, applesauce and egg. When well blended add dry ingredients, add zucchini and chocolate chips. When well blended spoon out onto cookie sheet sprayed with pam. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen. Enjoy!
She even has all the nutrition facts for the cookies—> 86 calories per cookie, 3 grams fat (2 grams saturated, 1 mono-unsaturated), 14 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber and 1 gram protein.
Baking together has kind of become our thing.
Her cheeks. I can’t physically stop myself from kissing them at least 100 times a day.
How does your foot land when you are running? Midfoot? Heel? Forefoot? Why does it matter?
I feel like there are a million different articles/research out there that has pros and cons for each of them (more cons for the heel striking than the others…)
Up until I had a running coach that really worked with me on my running form, I was a definite heel-striker. I now mainly land on my midfoot as I run but I don’t think that is what has lessened my running injuries (if you can believe it… I used to get injured even more than I do now;) I think what has helped with injuries and becoming more efficient (and faster for 1/2 marathons at least) is just attempting to not over-stride and to land below my body rather than in front of it.
I think that Footstrike 101 explains it perfectly:
How do you land closer to the body? They say—> try out some lighter shoes, a smaller heel to toe drop and increasing your cadence. A faster cadence = shortening your stride = landing closer to your body and not overstriding. Keep your foot strike how you like it but just work on not overstriding (which usually means landing midfoot)! *** Cadence is how many steps you take per minute—> 180 is usually what people say is the goal but really just focus on increasing it 5-10% at a time to get a quicker cadence (how to help boost your cadence)
They offer some awesome quick tips to help your form here!
What type of footstrike do you have?
How many running injuries have you had? Which ones do you think were at least partly caused by overstriding/footstrike?
Do you ever throw in extra veggies into desserts or meals that don’t usually include veggies?
Favorite type of soup?