I’m a 1/2 mile closer to conquering my 5 mile goal!
The rain briefly stopped this afternoon, so I took off on a 3 1/2 mile jaunt, 1/2 mile longer then I went yesterday, as soon as I got home.
Ok…full confession…my legs hurt from running last night and I really didn’t feel like exercising, therefore I was semi praying that the rain would continue all afternoon so I could have an excuse to bail. I know. It’s true.
Like I said though, the universe had other plans and cleared up about an hour before I left work. Hmmm…
I set out on my trail and everything was actually going swimmingly when, with ~1 mile left in my run, the universe got its revenge on said bail attempt and the skies opened up, drenching me from head to toe. In a white shirt. With a mile left to go. Ahh!!
I had a few choice words for the universe at that point, which I shared with it…loudly…then sprinted home as fast as humanly possible.
Pros: 3.5 miles under my belt in record time.
Cons: Free peep show for the neighborhood.
Veggie Shrimp & Tofu Stir Fry to the rescue!
I followed my 7 simple steps to a delicious stir fry for a quick & easy dinner, which had me start by creating a super-simple sauce by combining:
- Equal splashes water & soy sauce,
- Smaller splash of rice vinegar
- ~1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- ~1 Tablespoon almond butter
- Dash of sesame oil
- Couple shakes of red pepper flakes
I microwaved the concoction for 10 seconds (to melt the almond butter) and madly whisked until combined.
Next, I got my stir fry ingredients all ready to go.
First we’ve got zee protein: Extra-firm tofu (pressed, cubed and tossed with a little soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder & agave nectar) and shrimp.
Zee veggies: Mushrooms (for Ben!) and broccoli.
And zee toppers: chopped peanuts and green onions.
I heated my electric wok up to 375 degrees, sprinkled in a little wok oil, and got to work!
Mushrooms first, followed by the tofu (which cooked so fast that there was nary a moment for a photograph!)
then the shrimp,
followed by the broccoli.
In goes the sauce,
and everyone else back into the pool!
Served over brown rice (seriously, how much brown rice do I eat?!) and topped with chopped peanuts and green onions for zing.
Slightly salty (the water in the sauce really cuts the uber-salty flavor) with such fantastic flavors from the almond butter and red pepper flakes.
I love how you can seriously just throw the most random of ingredients together and call it a stir fry. Seriously – any combo works!
Super easy, super fresh, super fast. Love it.
I’m off to go relax this evening – perhaps the first evening that I’ve been able to since returning home from Italy?!
I’ll try not to tick off the universe in the process…
Do you like working out in the rain?