September 17th, 2014

bridge run

By popular (OK, three people) demand....

K-Gal's Paleo-tastic Pumpkin Smoothie

In the blender, food-processor, or smoothie maker of your choice crush 4 ice cubes and 2 or 3 cardamom seeds. (The cardamom is totes optional...don't trip if you don't have some lying around.)

Add 1 cup unsweetened Almond milk. I like Califa, but Almond Breeze, Pacific or Whole Foods House brand are all hunky-dory. Vanilla flavored is fine too, but you gotta hunker down with unsweetened. If you make your own, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din, but rock on with your bad self. Blend/mix for a ten-count.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 (depending on your caloric concerns) of very ripe banana. The riper, the and slimy is best, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (say it with me people---UNSWEETENED) and 1 TBSPN unsweetened, canned coconut milk.

Blend, blend, blend. Throw in some vigorous shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg and a smidge of vanilla, if you've got vanilla extract around, which I'll bet you do.

Blend, mix, puree until you achieve the consistency of your dreams. I prefer mine on the liquidy side over the frothy one.

Pour into a long, tall glass With wine up to y'are and enjoy via a straw of your favorite color.

Feel free to share via Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook etc. Maybe this could be my first step into big-time Paleo blogging. (LOL)

Positivity meme-Day 2

Ganked from alba17

Rules: During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.

After training, I rode my bicycle to Sports Basement in the Presidio to pick my t-shirt bib (run number) for the Aloha Run 5-K on Saturday.

Three very positive things about this:

1. Gatorskin Tires
After Maui (and before) I was having a horrible run of flat tires. During my week off, I got these babies put on the bike and hopefully the days of coming down to get the bike and finding flat tires is over.

2. After a day of intense virtual training, it felt great to have oxygen, sun, exercise, and just a sense of being out and happy in the world. Now that my food and the great stress in my life are both dialled in (at least for now) I can really appreciate the need for the other stuff, including sleep-sleep is tremendous.

3. I rode home the long way, from the Presidio to the Marina to Fisherman's Wharf to the Embarcadero and then Market St. On the Embarcadero, I could see the Bay Bridge and the Bay Lights. Beautiful. I'd never seen them this way before, only from the inside of Market Bar while stuffing my face. They look even more amazing from outdoors on the back of a bike on a warm night. Keep em lit, indeed!

If you're still reading me and you're so inclined, consider yourself tagged.