Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 14 -- the rain won't stop me

First of all let me clear about my last post, the focus is still very much on food and tracking. I'm categorizing that like brushing your teeth = mandatory. The goal this week for exercise is more a tracking on the calendar with stickers sort of thing.

Speaking of exercise, I didn't let the rain stop me and went outside for a 5k walk around my neighbourhood. I put on the Garmin to track my progress. My pace was an average of 9:41km, not bad but no as good as it used to be. I didn't look at the Garmin while walking instead I just walked. Discovered at my first step out the door my ipod was dead but that did not stop me. I always hit a bit of a zone when I walk outside. My mind goes empty and I just focus on moving and the surroundings.

Got home and had lunch, which was soup. My co-worker introduced me to Spoon Fed Soups here in Calgary, it's an online organic soup delivery service. Every week there are 3 new soups. I ordered "Richard" which is an organic lentil, lime and roasted garlic and "Uhleen" a corn & potatoe chowder with bacon. I hate making soup -way too much prep work for me. So I thought I'd check this out. Richard was for lunch and it was really good, at first I thought it was kind of cilantro-ey (I despise cilantro) but I think it was the lime I was tasting. There was also plenty of carrots, celery, tomato and red pepper in the soup. Had a piece of ryvitta with a triangle of light laughing cow cheese - yummy. The soups come in mason jars and you get a credit for returning the empties. New soups are listed on Tuesdays and I'm looking forward to see what's coming up. All the ingredients they use are organic by the way. All the soups are named after people and they've got a list of about 50 types on their website. Totally intrigued as to which 3 will be featured this coming week.

There's something about the onset of fall that brings out the soup craving.

I don't know if I told you guys that I cancelled my organic grocery delivery as I just found it hard when the majority of products I was buying could be found at my supermarket. There is something about picking out your produce yourself.

Just wanted to stop in and report that workout #1 is done.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Enz said...

Fall=soup to me too :)

I love making soup though, I find the prep work is kind of like meditating for me and because we're a family of four (with two very hungry teenage boys), I can make big batches of soup and it can all be gone in one night!

My favourites are tomato and chicken noodle. Sundays are the perfect day for putting soup together, it can simmer all day til its time to eat it for dinner with some fresh baked biscuits.

I would love have the soup service you talked about...there must be something similar in Toronto, I'll have to investigate.

You are going to have a great week, you seem completely focused and ready!

carla said...

Id not thought about the fact that living in the land of never ending heat (AKA TX) I dont crave soup or stews in the way I did up north.

(which for me is good :) as Im a CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS addict in the cold.)

that said, Im ready for temps lower than 90.

I. Melting.