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Longest run and good eats! :)

8 miles was on schedule this week. I was intimated by the distance because last week’s 7 miles was quite challenging… I barely finished it. I told myself: just give it a try, if you can’t finish it, just walk. Once the exit door was set, I felt better and more confident immediately. Instead of worrying not be able to finish it, I tried to find the way to make it more enjoyable. So, I started slow, 8.50 min/mile (usually my pace is around 8.30 min/mile). I explored a new route, Rock Creek Park Trail.Β The scenery was amazing, the weather not hot nor humid, I enjoyed every minute of the run πŸ™‚ by the time I realize 5 miles was gone and I didn’t feel tired at all… so the last 3 miles was piece of cake πŸ˜‰

After the shower, feeling AWESOME πŸ˜†, I prepared a proper breakfast. First since….I can’t even remember when was the last time I spend more than 5 min preparing a breakfast 😯

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I used Namaeste gluten free waffle mix to make the waffle, peach/fage/blueberries flaxmeal open parfait, cucumber/celery juice and beautiful flowers πŸ˜‰

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real delish~~~ πŸ˜†

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I finish breakfast around 11 AM 😯 and by the time I finish reading the newspaper and check on blogs… it was almost 2PM, time for lunch πŸ˜‰

I craved something simple since I was still full from the breakfast. Baked tofu came on my mind πŸ˜‰

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and kabocha mousse made with roasted kabocha, miso and tahini

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fresh steamed corn

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Lunch at 3 PM

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YUM YUM~~~

A yoga class in the afternoon, called my mom, did groceries and ready for dinner~

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bamboo/black fungus/tomato/dry shrimp stew over noodles + another corn! πŸ˜€

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and a lot of dark chocolates! My first time having Godiva. I know these are expensive, but I must admit they’re really good! πŸ˜€

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:opss: I just realized that all I did on Sunday was EAT! πŸ˜†

Q1: What’s your favorite brand of chocolate?

Q2: How do you Β mentally prepare for a hard workout?

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Asian flavors & A race?

I used my new running shoes for the first time yesterday!!! I’d say it worth every penny of the 100 bucks!!! πŸ˜€ It’s light, it fits perfectly and I can tell that it provides more cushion than my previous nike. πŸ˜€

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I was feeling weak yesterday, I slept a 2 hours nap (very unusual :shock:). I needed a stress reliever and a mental giveaway (my coding didn’t went well and I was in panic). I ended up doing 4.5 miles, 35’50”, 8 min/mile.

For lunch I made a japanese style meal using these

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Soba salad with veggies and bonito flakes! πŸ˜€ YUM~~

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I’ll definitely make it more during the summer! It’s easy and delicious!

What you need: soba, veggies, bonito flakes, bonito seasoned soy sauce (or just soy sauce), sesame oil, salt and sugar.

Method:

1) cook the soba, rise with cold water and set aside

2) cook veggies with salted water

3) prepare the sauce: 2 part of soy sauce + 1 part of sesame oil + salt + sugar

4) mix everything and top with bonito flakes!

I also made asian “pudding” using cooked white fungus with goji berries

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used agar-agar powder + stevia (review to come)

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End product!

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isn’t it pretty? πŸ™‚

Continued with asian flavors, dinner was chinese. I made steamed fish just like chinese restaurants.

1) Steam the fish (seasoned with salt, cooking wine and ginger) for 7 min in boiling water.

2) Heat 1 tbsp of canola oil + 2 tbsp soy sauce

3) Pour the hot oil to the steamed fish and top it with fresh scallion.

I can guarantee you that it’s AMAZING!!!

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assorted veggie stir-fry

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porridge made with millet, polenta, goji berries and chinese dates

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very satisfying meal~~~ I’m sooo making the fish again tonight! πŸ˜€

A race? Yeah~~~ I’m going to run my first 5K today! in <2 hours!!!! πŸ˜† Β As everything else that I do (like getting married?), it was 100% spontaneous decision. After I came back yesterday from the run, I was feeling the runner’s high and decided that I’d participate the 5k for autism organized by my university!!!! πŸ˜€

I’ll be back later with the result!!! πŸ˜€ Wish me luck!

Q: when was your first 5K? Stats? not to compare πŸ˜‰ just to have a reference.

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