This post will be a bit random. I am in the final stretch of studying for my OT licensing exam, so I don’t have too much free time. But I promise I’ll post more consistently after my exam is finally over!
Anyway, my amazing boyfriend recently bought me a food processor, which I have been wanting for a while now. My blender just wasn’t making the cut anymore as I have been getting more and more creative with my baking skills First, I am in love with this food processor, its tiny and apartment sized (perfect for NYC spaces) and works great!
So with this new toy I decided on Valentine’s Day to make Karl a cake, but a healthy version of a cake since he is pretty serious about eating healthy. I came across this interesting recipe for a Deep Dish Cooke Pie on the fantastic Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog. I used less brown sugar than she recommended and supplemented it with more Stevia. But I did not slack on the main ingredient–Garbanzo Beans! Yes, you read that right. I was so intrigued by this so I had to make it. It came out so deliciously amazing I can’t even describe it to you!
Karl literally said “this is the best dessert I think I’ve ever eaten.” And let me tell you, in our time of dating we have had MANY desserts. So its safe to say, you need to try this recipe because I also agreed with him. Trust me, its amazing and you’ll love that you won’t feel so guilty eating it. But make sure you have other people home, or you may eat half on your own
In running news, I officially signed up for this race..
I am so excited for this since 1) I live in Brooklyn and its my home 2) I love May races and 3) I need to redeem myself for my awful performance of this race last year because of my IT Band pain. I am out this year to kick this race in the butt and to run it healthy this time. I am out for redemption!
To start the process, I started the recovery from my awful run last Sunday and went out this week for a short run on a 59 degree day. The weather was unseasonable so I decided to take full advantage of it. I planned on a 3-3.5 miler but ended up pulling out 4.3 miles since I had SUCH a great run.
I ran around my neighborhood and then down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park near the bridge. I was not in the mood to run the bridge so I ended up staying downtown. They are doing so much amazing work there and it gets prettier and prettier every day. Plus, you can see the progress on the Freedom Tower, which I can’t wait to see completely finished on the outside (should be soon!).
I am super happy to have had such a nice run. Finished 4.3 miles at 8:56/mile and ENJOYED myself, which is the most important part. Soon I’m going to attempt that 6 miler again and see how it goes. Stay posted
And now for the Stride Box Giveaway winner…
Congratulations Ashley! I have emailed you, please email me back ASAP so I can get your name in for the March box!
What was your best run/workout lately?
Did you make anything on Valentine’s Day?