The verdict on the kale chips is.... gross. I liked the texture--super light and airy and crispy--but the taste was JUST like raw broccoli. I like raw broccoli when it's dipped in something fattening, but otherwise, I'm not a big fan. I'm willing to try kale in other ways, though--thanks for all the suggestions! I think I might like it better as a hot side dish (like broccoli).
The tea I bought, on the other hand, was amazing! I was kind of hoping I wouldn't like it, because it's super expensive. But I think I still like the Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Thai better. I can't believe I didn't think to look online for it! I will be ordering some for sure.
This morning, I met Jessica at the YMCA parking lot so that we could run intervals and then she could go in and do her step class after. I actually really like doing intervals because of how fast the whole run goes by. These are our 1/4 mile splits...
After our run, I hurried home to shower and get Eli (Jerry was home with him) and take Eli to the doctor. The doctor drew blood again and said that the flu is still prevalent. Eli was coughing this morning when he woke up, but he actually started walking a little last night. The doctor said the earliest he'll be able to go back to school is Tuesday, and that's only if everything goes well from here on out.
My "real foods" challenge started today, and it went very well (so far, anyway). Here is my food log:
Breakfast-- oats cooked in milk with dates, walnuts, and pure maple syrup
Lunch-- salad with chicken breast, homemade balsamic vinaigrette, walnuts, and avocado
Dinner-- homemade fried brown rice with tons of veggies and scrambled egg
Snacks-- pistachios, kale chips (just a couple), tea, air-popped popcorn, fudge (just combine cocoa powder, honey, a little water, and vanilla extract and form a "dough" with it)
So far, I haven't noticed a change mentally or physically--but I didn't really expect to notice a difference this quickly. I feel kind of anxious and crabby right now, probably from not having any sugar today (I haven't had the fudge yet, but I'm going to make it soon).
Oh! I was a little surprised and excited to see this when I logged into Blogger today...
Some of you have seen this on Facebook already, but I registered for the Tennessee Ragnar Relay in November of this year! I'm a little nervous, because I don't know the team at ALL--Jessica was invited to join the team by her friend, and she asked if I could do it too. So Jessica is the only person I know on the team. But that's actually part of what is so FUN about a Ragnar--you get to meet some really cool people, and get to know them pretty well after spending 30ish hours in a van together :)