Yoga. Cook. Run. Football.

As the title suggests, the weekend went something like this. Yoga. Cook. Run. Football. Repeat. Not very different from the rest of our weekends except for the menu. I hope I’m not boring you yet.

Saturday’s run was a short one. I’ve decided to try running this 3.1 mile route around the river once a week for time to see if I can improve my pace. Here’s Saturday’s stats.

Saturday 01.12 5k

My legs were feeling pretty good and it was warm out, although I was still a little congested from last week’s cold. I’m pretty happy with this time.

Saturday night was the Broncos Ravens game. For those who don’t know, Michael is from Colorado, hence a huge Broncos fan. I, being the good girlfriend I am, helped cheer them on hoping for a Broncos Patriots rematch next weekend.

We watched the game from the comfort of our PJs with a bottle of red wine.

wine and football

Michael in his gear, looking fierce.

Broncos Game

Unfortunately they couldn’t pull it together and lost in overtime. 😦

Eli was so depressed he couldn’t even look at the camera.

Broncos Eli

Sunday started with a walk to the Apple Store. I’ve been struggling with my old phone for the past few months and Michael finally convinced me I needed an upgrade. Either that or he was just sick of me talking about how the buttons weren’t working. I am now the proud owner of an Iphone 5!

With the warm weather holding Sunday afternoon, I couldn’t resist another run. Eli and I headed out for a loop around Cambridge.

If you’re interested in times, here it is. A little slower, a little longer. I tried to kick it at the end over the Mass Ave Bridge to Tim McGraw’s ‘How Bad Do You Want It’ but Eli was pooped and I pretty much dragged him the last 250 yards.

Run 01.13

After our run it was time for the Pats game.

My turn for gear!

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The Pats looked good and won their game, woohoo!

Eli is a fair weather Broncos fan. With the Pats win he decided to switch teams.IMG_3491

Here’s hoping for a 49ers Patriots Superbowl.

My cooking over the weekend included these guys. Recipe tomorrow.

Leeks

Hope your weekend was great.

Enjoy and Exhale!

Sweet Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

We woke up to more rain and drizzle today. It looks like this outside, again.

Not very inspiring running weather. But then again, I think after 3 straight days of running and Monday’s race, I’m due back in the yoga studio pronto.

As Eli and I trudged through said rain on our walk I started thinking about breakfast. For the most part I keep breakfast fairly simple, I’m usually an oats girl.

But I was feeling more motivated than usual so I created this spin on the classic apple cinnamon oatmeal by using quinoa. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought to make sweet quinoa before but I’m so glad I did. It added a crunch that worked really well with the apples and if you have some extra quinoa hanging around this whole recipe takes under 5 minutes.

3/4 cup cooked quinoa

1 apple, I used a fuji but any variety works

1 tablespoon vegan butter, or regular butter if you prefer

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 tablespoon sugar, or agave nectar or maple syrup

handful or raisins or nuts, optional

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Cook quinoa using this technique.

While quinoa cooks, peel and core apple then cut into thin slices.

Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat. Once butter is melted add apples. Saute for 2 minutes.

Add 2 teaspoons of sugar, cinnamon and ginger to apples. Cook for another minute or until apples are soft.

Scoop quinoa into a bowl and add remaining teaspoon of sugar, then pile on apple mixture.

Top with raisins and nuts if using.

Enjoy!