Frankenstorm

I officially have cabin fever…5 hours into the hurricane. But really 2 hours into the hurricane since I went out this morning for my chiropractor appointment.

The hurricane is beginning to hit with a little more force than at 12 this afternoon. On the way to the dr the roads were desolate. I drove on the wrong side for a second just to see what it was like….i came to conclusions, very unnatural hahaha. The doctors was so so. I have a problem with my hips causing a problem in my knees causing a problem in my feet which have deteriorated my arch support in my left foot -_- when it rains it pours huh? Well he’s got some fancy orthotics coming my way and determined to get me on my marathon track with a healthy body. I’m glad he’s willing to help me 🙂

After I came back to my room I called home (mom & dad on Long Island), which is currently in the process of sinking I’m convinced. My really good friend from home has been posting pictures….not looking pretty.

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Mostly underwater, even my favorite bar (bottom right)!!!! NOOO! Luckily my homes more inland but mom said there’s no power now & the county called with a warning that power could be out for 7-10 days…stay afloat Long Island!

As for me, I am safe at school with generators and electricity. I definitely am very lucky that’s for sure!

In the meantime I am making energy bites! I found the recipe here and with some alteration I just finished balling them! And MAJOR alterations because of my lack of supplies. So I ran over to the cafe, which is bare bones, and got some golden raisins, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes. Cam home, added that to a mixture of rolled oats, muesli, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, & some of my new coconut peanut butter. So like I said, major alterations especially on the agave nectar. What the heck is that even?! I googled it- it’s some sugar crap that could be replaced with maple syrup. Phew! After I had all my stuff mixing I thought I was a goner without that nectar.

After much mixing and cooling, they don’t look exactlyyyyy like the websites, but here I present, drumroll
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Hahhaah like my face thing? I thought it was cute. But back to the meatballs, they’re pretty stinking good. The coconut gives them some solid flavor! If you attempt theses, let me know how it goes! I think anything from pecans, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, craisins, dates, apricots, butterscotch chips, anything could go into it and it would be good!

Hope everyone is safe and sound at home. I will be lighting some candles & crying at the fact I can’t go for a run 😦 wah. Soon!

Till next time- Kristen

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Too long

Well this is embarrassing. My last post was October 16 and it is now October 28…I promise, this will never happen again.

So much has happened these last week or so, I’ll do my best to organize this post without toooo much info.

Running-

1. Since I’m doing the RunnersWorld challenge for the Disney half, I received this awesome book The Complete Book of Running .

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Hands down my favorite book right now. I has everything from tips for training, stretching, food and training plans. I can’t put it down!

2. I attended my first running group yesterday. I felt like the new girl but was greatly welcomed. I enjoyed running with people and chatting, it surely makes running go by faster. The grop was only doing 7miles even though the plan said 13. I prepared for 13, so I did 13. I felt great after! No knee problems or IT band problems! **relieved** I was hoping to up it to 14 next Saturday, but with the hurricane I have a feeling the trail will be torn up 😦 I hope not though

3. Spur if the moment moment of the week: random 5k! I got an alert for it awhile ago but was unsure if I was gonna do it. Well I woke up and decided since I’ll be cooped up from the hurricane I might as well enjoy my last day outside. My time was 23:10- 10 seconds more than I had wished but whatever I had a blasted!

Food-

1. Thursday night is my Friday since I don’t have classes Friday. I wasn’t really feeling going out so I went to he market instead. My home away from home. After my gym sesh I popped over ith a huge appetite. They have a hot foods buffet section, sandwiches, bakery and pizza. I opted for a sandwich but didn’t know what to choose, so I had the girl choose for me pretty much (I was starved-anything would have been good). Well lets say, she’s got good taste. She suggested a muffuletta which is sundries tomatoes, eggplants, balsamic, EEOO, and peppers TO DIE FOR. I should have taken a pic, but I devoted it instantly.

2. After my dinner, the shopping commenced. I had a ton of coupons so I was on a mission. One of the most interesting things I for was coconut peanut butter. I needed pb, so I figured something new (and I had a couponnnn!). So coconut? Peanuts? Well it’s an interesting combo, pb meets Malibu in my opinion. I’ve only been having it on the spoon, but soon I’ll throw it on some bread. Stay tuned to a further review!

3. Granola has been my ish lately. I’ve been chomping on pumpkin flax granola, the school granola and coco granola. All of this snacking has made me want to make some of my own! Know any good recipes?

Well this is it for now. Maybe there will be two posts today since I have nothing to due on account of the hurricane.. Stay safe everyone!

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