Exercise This Week (miles I ran/ST = strength training):
T: 9 - I'm almost back up to double digit running again!
Total Miles: 24
Eating this Week:
Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes - These pancakes are full of spices, perfect for the holidays. I used homemade buttermilk (milk + vinegar to make them fluffy). The pancakes aren't very sweet, but I doubt that will be noticed once you top them with peanut butter, fruit or a little pure maple syrup, which has manganese and zinc in it to help your immune system. I'm glad that I still have some of these left in my refrigerator!
Kefir vs. YogurtI recently started buying kefir. I bought some blueberry Lifeway kefir this week. It has a great blueberry taste and has the consistency of a yogurt smoothie. The strawberry flavor is good, too.
I used to think that kefir was yogurt with something added to it to give it a liquid consistency, but it's not. Kefir and yogurt contain different types of bacteria and help your body in different ways (more about that). Usually, I just buy plain yogurt and mix it with some fruit or use it to top my Mexican food or baked potatoes like you would use sour cream, but having kefir was a nice change.
Listening to Audio Books While Running in the Park: I finished Letters of Mrs Adams, Wife Of John Adams by Abigail Adams. I liked listening to her letters. It was almost as though she herself was reading them aloud to me. She talked about missing her husband, wishing he'd write more often and what it was like taking care of the family and their property while John Adams was away from home. That's the 25th book I've read or listened to this year. Sounds like a good number to finish on!