Well, here I am at the brink of 2013. I gained 5 pounds over the Christmas Holiday after finally breaking through my personal goal of 199 lbs. The reasons were the both the usual suspects (tasty food and beverages) but also a bit of a lung thing that kept my my running shoes still and no time clocked in the pool. Returned to working out yesterday and after 10 minutes on the elliptical on level 1 and 30 minutes of strength training got dizzy and nauseated so didn’t swim. Today was just patient care for exercise, tomorrow I will do a walk or swim and a wee bit more strength training. I got goals you see, big goals, at least for me. Here they are
Swim 52 kilometers (not at one time, for the year!)
Bike 104 miles (ditto)
Run 800 Kilometers (in 5k and maybe even 10k stretches)
and be able to pop out 50 pushups, 50 crunches and one real pull-up.
And yup, I will be running a couple races, doing one or more mini triaths and at least one maxi!
Now on to the more important stuff like what am I cooking,
Simple and Cheap with flavor that can’t be beat!
Black Eyed Peas, Vegan Style.
Sort, rinse and soak a pound of dried black eyed peas overnight, rinse again in the morning (this helps make them less “musical” if you catch my drift, LOL)
Poor the hydrated beans in your slow cooker and cover with water (about 4-6 cups), add a tsp of red salt (or kosher or sea), two small bay leaves, 2 tsp of dried oregano, and a 1/4 tsp ground pepper. Close the lid put it on low and get on with your day! In 4-6 hours serve up a delicious and nutritious bowl with cornbread, or for a special treat add collard greens or spinach the last half hour of cooking.
Its cheap and ooooh so good in the cooler months, and purported to bring good luck!
Eating some even as I write this.