Saturday, July 7, 2012

Holiday Week: Mr. Adams Takes A Holiday

Is it just me, or is the summer flying by? Projects sit unfinished while training is high gear. I am running my biggest race of the summer tomorrow. 

Luckily my favorite guy and I took the time to take a break on the 4th of July. Neither of us had ever been to Keuka Lake, the Y-shaped Finger Lake about an hour and a half from home. 

I have a confession to make though (don't worry, my favorite guy already knows): I have a crush. A colonial crush. Many people adore the tall redheaded author in Thomas Jefferson or the stoic grace of George Washington. Not me. I am a fan of obnoxious, pushy, short John Adams. I have a soft spot for a guy who wrote his wife everyday with such love and devotion. And I feel bad for the guy. He worked tirelessly to help this country to declare its independence and on the anniversary of that famous date, he died. As did Thomas Jefferson. On the freakin' 4th of July. Ironic. Adams' final words are purported to be, " Thomas Jefferson lives.", not knowing that Jefferson had died a few hours prior.

I decided that Mr. Adams needed to enjoy a 4th again, so we took him on an adventure. 

I hope that he enjoyed the relaxing fun-filled day as much as we did. Time now though to lace up the running shoes again...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Holiday Week: Bananas Ice Cream

Like every other blogger and crafter on the planet, I am in love with Pinterest. While the Weasinart was unplugged, I took a pinning break too. But now that I am trying to get back to posting regularly, I have pinning with abandon.

This week, I am preparing for the first of my big races of the year. To a really awesome athlete, 15K (9.3 miles) of hills in the summer heat is no biggie. I, however, am a recovering couch potato. I really try to train appropriately and really watch what I eat before a big race. That means NO JUNK this week and very limited dairy or gluten (I am sensitive to both.) Of course, it have been between 80 and 90 for the last week. 

Here is where Pinterest comes in...

A super popular pin lately has been for 1 ingredient "ice cream". I was almost obligated to make it...and I am very happy that I did!

Two bananas-cut into coins and frozen on a sheet pan.

3 tablespoons of peanut butter and a scant tablespoon of honey.
You could skip the honey if you wanted even less sugar.

All ingredients are blitzed in the food processor and
placed in the freezer until solid(ish).

SO YUMMY! You could, of course, just use bananas but
I am a peanut butter lover from way back.