Each morning I wake up hoping for no congestion. There might have been slight progress this morning. Will I or won’t I run the 12 miles tomorrow? The question is killing me. I’ve had other running progress other than congestion problems. Trying to stay positive.
Walking into work had me staying positive.
My desk was lined with running motivation mantras! Another dietitian took hers from home and brought them over for me.
I was busy all morning and early afternoon with patients. One of my diabetes class stayed at extra 25 minutes with so much talking/discussion. It took away my lunch, but what do you do?
Once all 9 patients had been seen, I ate lunch and then tackled the pile of charts on my desk. When I see a huge pile of charts on my desk, I go all ADHD. That’s when I find other things to work on while letting the charts sit. I slowly tackled them throughout the afternoon. I had to get up and walk around at time to get away from the computer screen.
Snacks included more yogurt with cereal.
I hadn’t been snacking on yogurt for a while, but the presence of my antibiotics made me run for yogurt. I forgot how good it is!
Once my last chart was completed, I pulled out my umbrella (found it!) and went home.
I came home and quickly made pizza dough. Fail number 1-
I used whole wheat pastry dough. I didn’t want to do that! Naughty gluten.
It was tossed into the trash and I started over. I would return hours later to find that it didn’t rise. I had a hunch it wouldn’t turn out when I was making it. I could feel it in my bones.
While my dough failure wasn’t rising, I chopped and prepped dinner to take over to Aaron’s house. He’s a busy boy with his Screw City Beer Festival coming up next month. He was nice enough to help with dinner though. He tends to take charge when there’s a stir-fry dinner.
The recipe came from a vegetarian cookbook the suggested “meaty substitute.” No thanks. I had salmon in the freezer that I’d use.
A basil sauce was made with backyard basil! Why can’t all dinners be made this way? Go to the backyard garden for vegetables rather than the grocery store? Oh right, I live in Northern Illinois.
Quinoa on the bottom!
I used Aaron’s rice cooker to make the quinoa.
I washed and rinsed 1 cup quinoa and combined it with 2.5 cups water in the rice cooker. It was done in about 20 minutes when all the water was absorbed.
I’m straining my neck right now to try to see into the kitchen if the 3rd batch of pizza dough is doing anything. I made it at 5:45 this morning! I am determined for dough success.