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I’ve been running and rushing too much…

I don’t mean running literally (although I also do quite a lot lately ;)), I mean Β I’ve been running and rushing in life and didn’t give a pause to think and reflect. Everyday I rush from one place to another, one task to the next. I don’t like this feeling. It’s like eating a meal without tasting it but just swallow it. That’s not the way to eat a meal nor the way to live a life. Β Probably the reason was that I wasn’t having good time and didn’t want to analyze it too much to further depress myself. I complained about work just once but actually I’ve been struggling all this time. But you know what? I like it. I like the process of struggling with something new. Yesterday a friend told me something eyes opening: It’s good to get out from our comfort zone. Right? Being in the comfort zone is easy and makes us forget about how hard it could be otherwise. But it is when we’re out our comfort zone the moment to grow, to strength ourselves. That goes with work, people, sports or any activities that we do in life. I wish I knew it earlier and didn’t take the struggle too seriously. Fortunately everything has finally happily resolved and I am savoring the victory of conquering something new and out of my comfort zone. Β πŸ™‚

Life is a journey of obstacles, struggles and victories and I really like it this way πŸ™‚


Peach-love continued πŸ™‚ I think I’ll have one per day until the end of the season… it is just soooo good πŸ˜€


topped with blueberries flax meal


waffle love continued too πŸ™‚


homemade black and soy bean milk with the new glass straw πŸ™‚


A good start for the day πŸ™‚

Every night I struggle to cook or not to cook because I’m tired, I just want to grab something and done with dinner, so 15 min is upper limit of time I spend cooking. It’s good to have some handy appliances to help me with the task πŸ˜‰


steaming corns and eggs


15 min later… steamed egg with dry scallop was ready


Dinner also included stir-fry of chinese mustard.


A weird combo but I liked it πŸ˜‰

Random question:

Q: What’s your favorite alcoholic drink?


Filed under breakfast, dinner

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 😯


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


real delish~~~ πŸ˜†


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˜‰



and kabocha mousse made with roasted kabocha, miso and tahini




fresh steamed corn


Lunch at 3 PM






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


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


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˜€


: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?


Filed under breakfast, dinner, lunch

Breathtaking moments!

Hey~~~ I jumped to the Formspring.me wagon. Ask me, I beg you! πŸ˜‰

Okay. I found my favorite winter olympics game! I found my favorite Athlete as well. Let me introduce the coolest, incredible, handsome man in the skating world: Apolo Ohno!!! Have you seen his performance last night? I know I know… he was disqualified at the final, but he was FANTASTIC anyway. There were several breathtaking moments of his performance that I’ll remember for a long time!!!

okay. Let me confess, before 2010, I didn’t even know the existence of Winter Olympic game, nor that there’s such exciting sport called Speed Skating. Β Last night, when I was waiting for my friend to arrive (8 hours delay because of the wind), to not fall into sleep I watched the game and was hooked! πŸ˜€


We just had breakfast. I made him waffles with almond butter


with soy milk


I hope he didn’t find it too awkward πŸ˜‰ You know… we bloggers eat food that are totally normal for us but not for the rest of the population. πŸ˜‰

For some reason, I craved oatmeal… so I had the second bowl of oatmeal in 2010.


just plain oat + silk soy milk + flaxmeal + vanilla + raisins & cranberries + cinnamon



An incident in the kitchen yesterday. In my attempt to prepare the THIRD bowl of lotus (yes, that’s my current favorite snack along the day), I split it everywhere and spent 10 min cleaning the mess because it was REALLY sticky (fun to eat, not to clean)


To restore energy from that cleaning up, I broke into this Banana Bread Larabar



Will anyone kill me if I say I’m not a larabar fan? Just too sweet for me.

But I am a fan of stir-fry veggies with tahini, poached egg topped with parmesan


and my beloved KABOCHA πŸ˜‰


yes, I know, I said too much of betacarotene is not good, but I didn’t say it’s prohibitive! I haven’t had it for >two weeks, so it’s okay to have some as treat! πŸ˜‰ I love it. I don’t think I can ever get over of it completely.

Q1: What’s your favorite winter olympic game?

Q2: Who’s your favorite athlete?


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