Thursday, August 4, 2011

Swimmer's Eyes

Man googles can do some scary things to those eyes of mine! That and the swim cap lol. Started off my morning with a 25 lap swim. Okay, so I considered one side to the pool one lap, but it is both sides of the pool (50yards) that equal a lap. A mile is 35 yards, my goal was to get to this today, but my arms tuckered out on me after 40 minutes. Once I am able to use my other ankle to help kick, I bet it will be a little easier. Later on this afternoon I picked up a new swim suit at, Nike on clearance for 19 bucks! I have a two peice Nike one now that I have been wearing, but the neck tie kills my neck. I figured I might be spending more time in the pool, so I might as well make myself comfortable.
My ankle/heel seems to feel a little better today. I can almost walk 100% normal with no pain. Every once in a while I can fill a slight pull. I am still commiting to NO RUNNING until after next week. I might try to add in some elliptical work later on next week, depending on how it feels. I have noticed that the longer I am on my feet, it does start to get stiff. I have been a icing queen.
After my short shopping sphree , I found a quick cucumber salad recipe to make to use up all these loads of cucumbers we have in our fridge.
Slice 4 Large Cucumbers
Slice 1 medium onion
Put cucumbers/onion in medium sized bowl
Bring to a boil 3/4 cup splenda and 1 cup white vinegar
Pour over cucumbers/onions and top with 1 tablespoon dill
Ever since I was little I loved vinegar, so any recipe using vinegar in it will please me. My fav chips are salt and vinegar.
After making something healthy, I switched to the other side and made a batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for the man and his boss...of course not homemade from the box :)
Sadly, tomorrow is my last official Friday of the summer. This time next week I will be heading to bed early for a return to work. I can't believe how fast the summer really went!!
What is your favorite healthy/non healthy combination of food?
I love greasy pizza with a big healthy salad full of fruit or even a chicken salad with a side of a Dairy Queen Blizzard!

8 comments:

  1. I've loved vinegar since I was a kid too! Salt and vinegar are definitely my favorite chip flavor :)

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  2. Sending healing vibes your way!! I want you back on your feet and running ASAP because I know that's how I'd feel!

    I have lots of cucumbers from my best friends garden so I'll have to make that salad. I don't know what else to do with them besides eat them raw!

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  3. Summer was so short for you!

    OH gosh that cucumber salad looks delicious.....

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  4. My grandma used to make a very similar cucumber dish. Regular sugar and didn't boil the vinegar. Omg I love vinegar too. Salt n vinegar potato chips are my vice!

    Hope your ankle heals fast. Seems like you are doing all the right things to speed recovery.

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  5. I love experimenting with salads and dressings, but I always seem to gravitate towards the unhealthiest ones... super high in calories, fat, artificial ingredients, you name it!

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  6. Cute suit!

    I start school next week too. :(

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  7. Yesterday I went out to eat and ordered a salad with a side of fries! BUT they were sweet potato fries and those are healthy right?! :)

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  8. Hi Chels. I just saw your comment on my blog today(it was hiding in spam). If I could find a suit that cute, maybe I'd start swimming.

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