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Saturday’s workout: long morning walk with Scout
Sunday’s workout: 5.1 miles; 48:49
Monday’s workout: 30 Day Shred, Level 1; 12 minute incline walk

Baked French Toast Update
I made another batch of this for Father’s Day. My favorite raisin walnut bread wasn’t available, so I used a whole grain cinnamon swirl bread. I cubed it and then did everything the recipe said to do. wow. It turned out many times better than before. More of the egg mixture was soaked up and the new bread was doughy, yet crunchy on the top. Lesson learned. Don’t get too excited about the bread and remember to cube it!

I’m going to try to get better about taking pictures of any food I talk about on this blog. I’m bad at it, I know. But I do hate talking about food with no pictures. I took pictures of the french toast from Sunday, but they came out really yellow. I got a new camera a year ago and I guess I need to learn how to actually use it.

On to other things. I hope you all had a great weekend! I did everything I set out to do, besides go to the pool. Much to Matt’s demise, we ran out of time. But such is life.

I only ran 5 miles this Sunday, but it was a great 5 miles because my legs felt refreshed and I got out before the heat came. I also tried something new with my arms. Let me explain. Last week Comcast realized we were getting more channels than what we pay for, so they took a lot away. By a lot, I mean everything but local stations and 2890348 different WETAs. One channel I happened on whilst folding clothes on Saturday was Universal Sports. Who knew this channel existed?! I think with real cable it gets lost within all the ESPNs. I had the pleasure of watching Haile Gebrselassie run and win the Great Manchester Run 10k. Gebrselassie is considered one of the best distance runners in the world. (Fun fact, he’s running his first NYC Marathon this year when I run! I’m sure he’ll be done by the time I’m at my half way mark, but it’s still neat.)

Well while I watched the runners, I noticed that the top runners move their arms a lot. I noticed this last time I watched the Olympic marathon, too. When I run, my elbows pop out and my wrists go limp. I don’t know why this happens, but it does. And it creates awful race pictures. Again, such is life.

So while running on Sunday, I thought I’d have a little fun with my form. I swung my arms like those speedy runners on TV. Fun! It put a little bounce in my step.  A little jiggle in my wiggle. After a while, though, I began to feel like Phoebe on Friends, so I toned it down a bit. I’m going to try to move my arms like this more, especially up hills. I felt like my arms were helping to pull me up the hill more than when they’re static. I just have to remember to not go overboard.

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Monday’s workout: rest day
Tuesday’s workout: kickboxing DVD

This morning I hopped was forced out of bed by Clocky…twice. Apparently one roll off the nightstand wasn’t fun enough at 5 am. I don’t run on Tuesday, well I usually don’t do anything on Tuesday, but I took yesterday off so I figured I might as well do something to get my heart rate up. So I did some kickboxing. It was fun. I enjoy kickboxing. If ever I have all the money in the world, I will join a kickboxing gym. If one ever exists.

I dream big.

Side note: Matt is running his first sprint triathlon in two weeks. He did his first brick workout last night. When he got home, I expected horror stories of stiff legs and a miserable run. Apparently he was fine and his run was glorious. yay. clap clap. Had that been me, I would have fallen on my face right off the bike, which has happened at the gym before on a stationary bike. I won’t go into details. My body doesn’t like new things all at once, so it protests. Is this because he’s a guy? He keeps endurance too well. humph. I’m deleting his workout from my Garmin…….

Baked French Toast

1 loaf of cinnamon bread, cubed
8 eggs
2 cups of milk
6 tablespoons of melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup of maple syrup

Grease a 9 x 13 pan and put the cubed bread in it.

In a blender or bowl, mix eggs, milk, melted butter, and syrup. Pour it over the bread evenly. Cover and place in fridge overnight.

Take out the soaked bread the next morning and let stand for 30 minutes before you bake it.

Preheat oven 350 degrees and bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, cut, and enjoy!

Note: I used whole wheat raisin walnut bread from my favorite bakery in Bethesda, Spring Mill, so I added cinnamon to the egg mixture. I also did not cube my bread. Forgot to. I was just too excited to be cutting the bread and eating the discarded pieces that I forgot to cube it. ooops.

I served the french toast with extra syrup and fresh strawberries. mmm. Very good and worth baking!

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