Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wicked Wednesday

After spending the last two days wondering why the hell my jeans had shrunk so much in the dryer (*cough cough*), I figured it was time to get back on the healthy eating train.  So, I made soup.  Based on this recipe, I decided to go with something hearty, satisfying, and light yet still filling:  roasted tomato and red pepper soup.
From this...
...to this.
OMG yum! I loved the flavour of this soup!  Perfect with a slice of homemade garlic toast or a bun on the side.  I think I added a bit too much chicken broth but it was still delish!  I'm stuffed!

Earlier today, I headed out to The Running Room to look for a new pair of running shoes.  After spending half an hour with THE most fabulous sales clerk I've ever met (dang, I wish I had his name), we settled on this pair of purple/yellow bad boys.
New Asics
I love that the Running Room now uses a camera and treadmill to help check your stride and footfall in order to determine which shoes are best suited for you.  During our discussion and after watching me on the treadmill and walking/jogging around the show room, we both came to the conclusion that I have likely been wearing the wrong type of running shoe for the past few years.  Chances are I may have been aggravating my arthritis and knee issues.  I have to say, the new shoes felt fantastic on my feet when I put them on in the store.  Lots of cushioning under the toes while still being supportive and offering some stability (I have no balance!).  Here's hoping that these ones soothe my poor tootsies.  It was funny but as soon as I put my old shoes back on to head home, I could feel my arthritic toes becoming aggravated. 

When I mentioned to the hottie sales guy that I mostly walk but do the occasional "run", he suggested I come running with the free group that meets twice a week at the store.  I joked on and off about how you can't call what I do running and that I flail around, legs akimbo but he would not take no for an answer.  He tried to make me feel confident by saying there are people in his group that run slower than he walks but I think he was flirting with me.  At least that's what I'm going to tell everyone I share this story with. 

BTW, Rocky says "Hey".
The Green Bibbity Bobbity Boo Baby Blanket is completed, washed and packaged up, ready to be wrapped.  It softened up so wonderfully.  I'm using the same type of yarn for Mom's Wave Blanket.  Its turning out far better than I expected it to.  I should finish it around the middle of June - that's months ahead of schedule.  I'll be able to make myself a larger version of the baby blanket in time for the return of the colder weather.  Woot woot. 

Someone's a Toronto Fan

2 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Your soup looks amazing! I love making soup, but generally just use the occasion as a reason to clean leftovers out of the freezer.

Such a pretty blanket too. You are a gifted knitter.

Ben Ditty said...

Your blog always manages to bring a smile to my face. Keep it up ;-)