So, I ran yesterday and managed to completely eff-up my right knee. That means all workouts and such are on strict HOLD until this sharp shooting pain in my knee dissipates and I can glide gracefully down the three flights of stairs that lead to the world and beyond. It’s not cool. I’m pissed. I’m icing my knee likes it’s my GD job and praying that I didn’t do major damage. If you pray to something or someone–say a little prayer for my knee. Pretty please.
Due to this extenuating circumstance, I stayed up late, slept in til 9am, went to DD to get my coffee (hot this time–that really screwed them up since I’m typically and iced black coffee kinda girl), came home made a beautiful breakfast of 2 eggs over-easy, 5 pieces of bacon and about a cup of sauteed kale. Then I pondered making something in the kitchen since it was already messy. I had a giant can of leftover pumpkin from my pumpkin frittata that I made last week and decided to try making some cashew nut butter (inspired by this recipe at Paleomg.com). SUCCESS PEOPLE, SUCCESS!
So here’s the recipe because you should eat this at least once in your life.
2 cups cashews (it’s cool if they’re lightly salted–just don’t use that crap coated in sugar)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 plus 1 giant tbsp coconut oil melted
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp (or however much you like) cinnamon or cimmanim (however you prefer to say it)
Procedure: Put the cashews in food processor and PROCESS those beautiful little babies until very teeny tiny. Then put in pumpkin puree and coconut oil PROCESS again until it looks beautiful and smooth like Buttah! Then put in your honey and cinnamon and PROCESS it again. Then you are done and you may eat it.
In the future I’ll probably add more spices and such to make it really fancy, but I think you get the idea. You can pretty much make it your own and put it on all kinds of stuff– like paleo toast that I found at another awesome blog called www.healthylivinghowto.com or even put it on some fried plantain chips as a beautiful little dessert. Seriously, plantain chips are like a whole food group to me and probably one of my favorite foods.
So, I love to write. I hate the thought of the requirement of posting shiznit all the fricking time soooooo….here I am–back from a few month writing hiatus. It’s all good. The last few months have kept me quite occupied. I started my own company so I could contract with my current company, I dated a dude–that didn’t work, I stopped working out at AmenZone and I miss it dearly, but I’ve stayed pretty damn true to my Paleo lifestyle. I even signed up to attend and volunteer at Paleo F(x) in March–that means I am going for FREE-zies! Woot. Woot. Put that in your blender and juice it. Oh and I’ve toyed with giving up chocolate and wine–that was unsuccessful. I’m not a nice person without those things, given the fact that I work with children. So here…It’s January and I’m now training for my FIRST HALF Marathon. You may ask why–I ask, why the heck not? I don’t have anything better to do–well, other than cook a shit-ton, eat a shit-ton and work out a shit-ton, and WORK a shit-ton. I just thought I’d add this to that list.
I’ll have you know that prior to printing out a little marathon training guide via www.marathonrookie.com this girl ran about 2 or 3 miles max at one time. I am an avid gym-goer, so I lift weights, sprint and stair climb to my heart’s desire as well, but I was not a marathon-er. However, my previous gym obsession made the transition to marathon training quite painless. I invested $90 smackeroos in some new kicks (a.k.a. sneakers for you country-folk) and got to work. More about these sweet little babies in a minute. I also downloaded a Nike app to track this new adventure and did some research on how to avoid wicked shin-splints. No news there…good shoes and ice are pretty much your only saving grace when those bad boys (shin-splints) come to town. I also bought some sweet new sunglasses so I’m not running around town in my over-sized shades, all Nicole Richie-like, trying to mesh fashion and fitness in all the wrong ways.
Back to the new kicks–these bad mofos are Nike Free-Run 2.0 and they kick butt…mine are grey and salmon, but you get the idea from this photo. The sole is all bendy-like and the inside fits like a glove. They are a great transition shoe for barefoot running–which I learned can really help shin-splints. I have no scientific explanation to back this claim up, but I have some pretty healthy shins at the moment and I just kicked out about 20+ miles in the last week or so. Any who–I really NEVER thought in my wildest dreams that I would care to run a marathon or even a half but here I am…doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well. (Sorry, bad song reference–but seriously, who doesn’t love the LL Cool J?) If ya’ll ever wanna go for a run–CALL ME, I’m IN!
I guess I’ll start up this writing thing again…