Hi everyone, for some reason I am exhausted and I’m gonna crawl right into bed the minute after I post this, so I’m going to go ahead and pre apologize for the highly probable instances of spelling and grammar errors to follow. Today was busy busy busy, my tummy was growling by lunchtime but I had so much work to do. I gnawed at some carrots while I desperately tried to finish all the work I had to do before my lunch hour was over and the next round of clients came.
I finally got to dig into my salad with 10 minutes left of lunch just before 1pm. I finished it around 2pm in between clients. Maybe it was because I was so hungry or more likely because it had peanuts and peanut butter in it, either way I thought this salad was incredible.
Ingredients: As part of our weekend food prep, I pulled out a bunch of frozen chicken tenders and marinated them in TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette Saturday night. On Sunday Paul cooked them all up for us to enjoy all week long. In the mix: romaine, nappa cabbage, chopped cucumber, chopped carrots, sliced green onion and honey roasted peanuts. Since we used all the TJ’s vinaigrette for marinading, I made us our own homemade dressing version and it was pretty delicious!
Asian Peanut Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2T natural creamy unsalted peanut butter
- 2T reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2T sweet chili sauce
- 1 small handful of cilantro
- 1 pinch of ground ginger
I added all the ingredients to my old but reliable magic bullet and processed for less than a minute. If you don’t have a small blender like a magic bullet then chop the cilantro really fine and hand mix all ingredients together, then add to a mason jar and shake well. Paul doesn’t do spicy, and I think I’ve mentioned I like things so hot that it would rip most people’s digestive system apart. I made Pauls sale with his dressing as is, but for mine I mixed in chili garlic and siracha with the dressing in my mini dressing container. It was amazing, too bad I had to shovel it down in such a hurry!
I’ve officially pulled and strained the muscles attaching my SI joint on my right side. If I take care of it and follow my doctors recovery plan it should be totally healed in 3 to 5 weeks. My chiropractor said that this is often a difficult injury for runners because they try and go straight back to tackling the mileage they did before and end up re-irritating the muscles. So I will have to build my mileage back up slowly, unless of course I want to keep dealing with flare ups of pain… no thank you. However, he did clear me to go on 30-45 minute walk tonight (I did a 3 mile loop in 50 minutes) because he said it would help relieve some of the compression from sitting all day. The plan this week: chiropractor, walk, yoga, foam roll, ice and repeat. Boo boring, but I’m going to take this slow because I want to heal it right and get back to running/crossfit full strength. Before my walk I grabbed a handful of grapes
and a handful of pistachios, which I stuck in my jacked and munched on during the beginning of my walk.
I flipped around different podcasts till I decided to try out the Paleo Solution Podcast with Rob Wolf. I honestly didn’t expect to listen to it long but I found myself laughing a lot and pretty interested. Even though I don’t agree with all of their viewpoints I thought they did a pretty good job of presenting non biased information concerning pale nutrition and weight lifting exercise. Since I see a lot of walking in my future I think I’ll be listening to that more.
I also like these podcasts:
Anyone have any other good suggestions for walking entertainment? These are the times I wish I could borrow a dog, I feel so weird just walking by myself.
For dinner we scratched what was on the schedule and had leftovers of Pizza. I also microwaved some steam in the bag broccoli for a side.
Each week I try to make sure to include a few dinners that are mostly made out of frozen or dry ingredients so that if we end up having leftovers or something it isn’t that of big deal, nothing will go to waste. I finished my night with a piece of dark chocolate (an hour after I finished eating dinner.) Sleep well, I am about to pass out so hard there will likely be snoring involved!