First, I just wanted to thank everyone for all the encouraging comments on my last post. It's wonderful to hear that so many others have found their passion for running too!
I know of lot of bloggers lately have been talking about how hot the weather has been lately. Well, I'm going to chime and say... IT IS WAY TOO HOT!! I have to run by 6:30 to avoid getting heat stroke, and even if I ride my horse at nine, we both come back sweating rain buckets. (Okay, I honestly don't really sweat, so there's really only a few drops, but for me, that's really
Now, onto WIAW
Since I ran my 4k
on the Fourth, I started the day with an (un-pictured) banana and, of course, one of Brittany's energy bites
. (I'm way to obsessed. Never mind, there's no such thing.) Then, it was off to the races! Post-running, I had some orange slices that were provided. By the time I got back home, I was starving
and ready for some....Breakfast
I still had my green tea and apple to start. Although my green tea was probably more almond milk than tea... I didn't want anything hot after running! Actually, that's a lie. For some crazy reason, I was craving oatmeal! I wasn't too sure about that seeing as it was probably about 90 degrees outside, but I eventually caved.
Steel-cut oats with Kind blueberry clusters granola, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and Naturally More flax peanut butter.
This tasted awesome, but about half way through, I thought I was going to melt. Oh the things I'll go through for oatmeal.
Since I ended up having a pretty late breakfast, I decided to go with a snack in the afternoon as I knew we were getting some grilling on that evening. I had heard from my chemistry teacher that peanut butter + celery was a good combo, but I had never tried it myself. I did a bit of experimenting with celery + peanut flour paste. The verdict? Sooo tasty! I also baked up some banana bread that afternoon, so of course, I had to try some. ;-)
I followed it with a recent addiction of mine:
Omg, these things are amazing!
While my mom and I were preparing food for the grill, we snacked on one of our favorite foods: CHEESE!! My mom and I have quite a bit in common with one of our most important commonalities being our love for cheese.
These were both fantastic! If you've never had the naked goat cheese, definitely try it. SO GOOD! Drunken goat cheese is also awesome... my mom and I joke that we love naked, drunken goats. ;-)
Next came the grilled portion of dinner! Here's what my dad grilled for me:
Corn, broccoli, and a homemade Italian "sausage" from the Vegan Brunch cookbook.
He always does an amazing job grilling, and this time was no exception. I had the "hotdog" on Rudi's double fiber bread with honey mustard and dill relish. And of course, there was extra honey mustard on the side for broccoli dippin'.
Of course, we just had to have watermelon because what would a BBQ be without it?!
While it was cold and very juicy, it unfortunately lacked any flavor. Such a disappointment!
My camera decided to focus on my pup instead of the popsicle... I don't blame it. The latter was definitely cuter (though I thought the popsicle was pretty cute too!).
Dessert was a raspberry Greek yogurt popsicle. It was quite good, though also very rich. So rich in fact, that I followed it with some palate cleansing carrots and bell pepper.
I did enjoy the popsicle though. Proof:
I only walked one of my dogs that night... my border collie is scared to death of fireworks, and she put her breaks on big time when I tried to take her! Poor thing, I felt so bad for her. :(
And that concludes this WIAW! To be continued next week... same place, same time. Come on, didn't anyone else watch Lost in Space?
What did you eat on the Fourth?
Any other die-hard cheese lovers out there???