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Showing posts from May 24, 2009

Are you embarrassed for your health?

My busy week is about to end. That means I am heading to Macon GA tomorrow for the Rock n' Roll Half Ironman. Since I have tapered all week (with a complete rest day tues and thurs) I haven't even thought about my race. My work load for school is ridiculous. Every minute of the day I am doing my school work or thinking about doing my school work. Even when I go to bed, I am thinking about how I will plan tomorrow for school work. For 2 weeks straight (one more week to go) I have worked on my first Nutrition Assessment Case. Although some of the info isn't new to me, assessing a person on anthropometric, laboratory, clinical and dietary data is a lot of hard work..for the first time around. I know when I get to my internship and I am in the clinical field of dietetics, I will feel super prepared for assessing a person for any type of disease or condition (well, almost ready). As for my technical writing course, I just wrote my first mock proposal. I choose the topic of propo

Cooking tips

Tofu isn't the most exciting food to eat alone. Even if you put it on a skillet, tofu needs to be spiced up a bit for the taste buds. The best thing about tofu is that it is packed with protein! A few tips for tofu: 1) Cover tofu with a little corn starch to keep the tofu from being watery when you cook it on a skillet. 2) Drain the water from the box of tofu every time you use it. Fill the carton (or put in a Tupperware container) w/ 3/4ths full water and keep for 3-4 days in fridge. 3) Cook tofu w/ garlic and pepper. 4) Add little olive oil, low sodium soy sauce, salsa, hot sauce, nuts or caraway seeds when cooking the tofu. 5) Crumble tofu and add to sauces, noodles or eggs. 6) Use firm tofu for cooking and soft tofu for smoothies. 7) Add a slice of tofu in sandwiches or top pizza with thin tofu slices. Here is my FAV meal that I can eat every day of the week! To brighten up the meal, I usually add a bright salad w/ fruit and lots of veggies. Garlic and mushrooms (cooked in a l

Day at the beach!

What a great weekend! I had a race-prep weekend of workouts. 50 mile bike + 30 min run in the rain on sat, w/ 3 x 20 min at race pace w/ 10 min recovery on the bike. On Sun I ran with my friend Katrine and with her garmin we had a steady 11 mile run with miles 7, 8 and 9 at race pace (6 min hard, 1 min easy). After our 1 hour and 20 min run we took Campy for his Campy miles (1.5 miles). This morning was an easy 2100 swim w/ 4 x 200's pace. There was a lot of Giro watching, good food (and ice cream) and a rental movie last night but today was spent at the beach with our friends Libby and Neil. Enjoy the pics from St. Augustine Beach.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I don't know many triathletes (or people) who don't love warm oatmeal raisin cookies. Unfortunately, the cookies that you get at a fast food place or in the grocery store are filled with sugar and calories. For example, ONE Subway oatmeal raisin cookie: 200 calories, 8grams fat, 17g sugar. Not so bad if you eat one every now and then but if you are ordering a meal at Subway (drink, sub and coffee) you could easily 600+ calories in one sitting. As I mentioned, not so bad every now and then but the mindset of Americans is to get your money's worth and to get the "combo" whenever eating out. If you love oatmeal, raisins and well, cookies, then you will LOVE my healthier version of the typical homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 1/8 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 apple (shredded) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups rolled oats 1