Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do you lose your motivation?

How often are you distracted?

I can lose my concentration so fast, I should wear post-its to remind me to stay focused.

I’m not particular either. I could love to do something or hate it, but know it has to be done, and still…

I’m training to do the 3 day 20 mile a day walk. I have no doubt I will be able to do this and I know training will help. But the last few days have rushed by and I’ve done nothing. I could blame the weather but I do live in California! Even when it rains it rarely rains all day. So, I wasted 3 days, the first day looked like rain, the 2nd day did a little sprinkle and the 3rd day it did rain.

So every day is a new day, start again.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ramblings of a non cook...

I roasted some veggies and decided to make soup. I put them in the slow cooker with some chicken stock and water.

It looked really pretty, yellow squash, green beans, carrots, fingerling potatoes and onions. Then I added a can of "pumpkin"! It looked like a party! After cooking for a few of hours the colors got a little "muddied" but tasted ok.

nutrition facts

Next time I won't pre-roast the veggies and I'll use more stock or water or less pumpkin. As I put the pumpkin in, I was only planning on using half a can, I thought, what am I going to do with the left over pumpkin...use it in the soup.

My question is, what spices would you have used? I used a little red pepper flakes. I'm not very inventive as spices go. But, probably have it in the cupboard.

Pumpkin in beans, next time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thoughts on a walk

California Poppys!

This walk is getting really easy, I've got to step it up.

I think I'll take a donation form to the fire station. I use their street for training, if I introduce myself maybe they'll toss some water on me if they see my laying by the side of the road.

I'm going to try putting Pumpkin in my beans recipes.

I'm going to Pie Day in Encinitas, what should I take. Usually, I just show up and eat.

Largest Moon in 19 years will be visible on Saturday night, 3-19-11.

Michael is coming down Saturday! We'll spend the day and go have lunch.

I got a big vote of confidence from my little brother and my sister in law. Thanks you guys, love ya.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pie Day in Encinitas!

Bring a pie to share or just bring your sweet tooth! If you're local you have to come on by! Great day to hang out and visit. Bring a friend!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time to bring out the summer gear!

If the weather keeps up like the last few days, I need to change my work out clothes. Sweats aren't going to last long. The weather is beautiful!

I'm also going to map out a few new courses. I'm doing a 3.4 mile loop at least 4 times a week, the first part is up hill. Fallbrook is pretty hilly, so some areas are challenging. I need to plan longer walks on the other days.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Getting organized

I've set up my page for the walk. And, have just started contacting people for donations.

The training part is the easiest. This donations thing is kind of scary, but, I'll get over it.

The route isn't in stone yet, but usually San Diego walks have started in Del Mar at the fair grounds. When I heard that I could actually see the Torrey Pines hill, Yikes that's a steep one! Head south and camp at Mission Beach. I understand there will be 2 walks from there but, ending back at the same site.