Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post!! It's nice to know I am not alone in the very difficult world of parenting. Here's funny side note to all the comments I received. Sunday afternoon I was grading a recital in Ithaca, and one of my students told me that her mother reads my blog and wanted her to tell me she doesn't always like her kids either! (Note to self...don't say anything bad about Lizzy on my blog...;) ). Thanks Lizzy's mom!!
Here are the numbers for a very dark week. I'm glad it's Monday!!
Swim: 5100.00 Yd 1h 45m
Bike: 14.24 Mi 2h 01m 57s
Total: 3h 46m 57s
Nutrition: 18 points (but really just barely...I almost feel guilty...)
No running last week, because my foot was a little off. I think there was just too much walking/running in Lake Placid and the week before. I checked out just my running numbers, and last week I almost doubled my time from the week before, which definitely doesn't follow the 10% rule of increasing training (only increase quantity of training by 10% week by week.) The good news is, I ran for a little over 2 miles today, and my foot feels fine. I also really need to start taking my stretching much more seriously, so hold me to that, okay?
There were quite a few requests for my sweet potato casserole recipe. Please note that when I make this I don't measure anything, so all amounts are completely estimated!
Sweet Potato Casserole
4-5 sweet potatoes scrubbed clean
1 cup or so of skim milk
2-3 Tbs. melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
sprinkle of cinnamon
dash of salt
Bake the sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven until tender (about an hour). (If I'm baking something else I will throw the potatoes in at the same time. I usually put them in a small metal pan. Let cool and peel, then smash them--I use my KitchenAid mixer, Ruby. Dump in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour.
I eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I love it, and so do my boys. Enjoy and have a great week!