My idea of an active rest day yesterday morning involved experimenting with Egg-Free French Toast.
Under all of that peanut butter is Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread cooked French toast style.
I learned the other day that 1/4 of a banana = one egg when substituting in recipes.
If you knew about this substitution ratio and didn’t tell me, that was not very polite.
I don’t eat eggs very much anymore which I think we have discussed but maybe we are due to discuss again. Putting it on my list.
I really enjoyed how the French Toast came out and plan to make it again this morning.
I would share a recipe but it’s not really a recipe. Basically, all it involves is mashing the banana, adding a drop of nondairy milk to keep it Vegan (or just use whatever milk you have on hand if you aren’t Vegan) and coat your bread.
I will keep playing with this French toast and if I perfect it any further, we will discuss with photos and more details.
Next on my active rest day list was to tackle and organize the art supplies.
It’s been on my mind to clean some stuff out and reorganize but I always know once I get started, I can’t stop.
When I saw exactly what I had going on in the supply drawers, buckets and bins, I briefly contemplated selling all of the unopened packages of pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks and crayon boxes on some sort of school supply black market.
Then I realized that every house needs an overabundance of art supplies including 9,569 loose crayons in addition to the I’m-afraid-to-even-admit-to-how-many unopened crayon boxes just in case of an emergency project, hurricane, snow storm or if you suddenly have a room full of toddlers and need to entertain them.
Fun fact: I always wanted to be an elementary art teacher but didn’t actually want to be a teacher so instead I surrounded myself with school supplies, art supplies and started my son on art projects (even let him paint in the house!) at a super young age.
When he entered preschool, I somehow worked out an arrangement where I created and taught their art program both for the school year and summer program. Oh, and a cooking class too. That was fun.
You should know that I did throw a lot of stuff out which is such a good feeling but I couldn’t part with the unopened jars of fresh Play-Doh.
Not the best colors which must be why we never opened them but I am still excited and hope my son doesn’t think I am insane since he isn’t exactly of Play-Doh age anymore but neither am I so what’s the difference.
The stuff is ageless in my opinion.
Anyway, I am looking forward to getting outside for an easy run this morning since this weekend will involve a lot of running and I don’t want to get tired before that even happens.
Since I signed up for the Runner’s World Hat Trick of races which includes a 5K followed by a 10K one day and a Half Marathon the next, I want to mimic those miles this weekend.
I won’t run at a race pace but I do want to introduce my legs to running thirteen miles after running almost ten the day before.
I have done back-to-back ten-mile runs on more than one occasion and have run thirteen miles on one day followed by six or seven the next day a few times too.
Should be fun!
And, in case you are wondering, I keep checking the mail for the arrival of my Pure Barre DVD’s. I really can’t wait to get started as I am in slight withdrawal without the class.
I have been doing the core work routine and some of the other lifting, toning and burning exercises to the best of my ability on my own but the videos I am sure will push me harder.
Have a terrific weekend!
Do you have a thing for art and school supplies like me?
Do you have any closets and drawers to clean out which you keep putting off?
What are your running plans for this weekend?