Monday, July 27, 2009

Back in the Saddle (I Hope)

The last time I exercised (Shredded) was July 15th. Extra work, family, etc. kept me busy in the evenings, and since I was staying up so late, I was getting up late too. I finally managed to get some exercise in on Saturday the 25th. I jogged 1.5 miles (to work) and then a couple of hours later jogged 1.5 miles back home. Each time I was running at approximately a 12 minute per mile pace. I am pretty sure that on my past runs, I was running at a 15-minute per mile or slower pace. The main difference might be that I was running without a jogging stroller this time. While this running time is still pretty slow, it gives me great hope that I may be able to reach one of my exercise goals (which I still have not revealed on this blog).

Today I decided to start eating all raw. I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up with it long term since I've put almost no planning into it, but I did OK today. I had:

- hot pink smoothie (coconut water, beets, carrots, dates, cashews [not raw], strawberries)
- Bubbie's naturally fermented pickles [100% raw]
- 1/2 cup almonds, walnuts, dates, dried apricots
- spicy sprouts
- green smoothie (greens, flax oil, bananas, peaches)
- raw stir fry salad (cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, bean sprouts, garlic, ginger, soy sauce [not raw], olive oil)
- a bite of chicken that the kids were warming up [obviously not raw]\
- chocolate 'pudding' (coconut meat, cashews [not raw], walnuts, cocoa [not raw], honey [not raw], agave nectar, vanilla [not raw?])


Chandelle said...

I'm wanting to do more raw food. But then, I always want to do that when summer comes around. :)

You probably know this already, but nama shoyu is a raw version of soy sauce; it's supposed to have all those good fermentation byproducts, too. I haven't tried it myself because it's expensive, but I'll probably buy a bottle soon.

Vanilla extract isn't raw for sure, and neither is most agave nectar, but I think most honey is raw unless it's commercial? Most local honey should say that it's raw on the label.

Katie said...

The recipe said to use Nama Shoyu, but I didn't have it on hand.

The agave nectar I have is supposedly raw, but I have my doubts.

Most honey is heated over 118 during processing. A few years ago it was almost impossible to find truly raw honey. I haven't really worried about whether it was truly raw since then, but I think they do have truly raw honey in health food stores now.