Monday, September 6, 2010

Filling Those Hours

This long weekend has felt really long.  Trying to keep busy, but I'll admit I'm a little antsy, even though there has been plenty to occupy myself with.  Like the tree that fell in the backyard Saturday.  It was very windy out, and we were just leaving to take the kids to fly kites, when we heard this loud cracking noise.  Half of an old enormous tree had fallen in a gust of wind, and it took out eight smaller trees as it came down.  Thankfully it fell towards the yard and not onto the house, and now we have firewood for winter.

Today we went to the Diner for breakfast, and kept passing people out for their morning run.  When Mike said to me, "No wonder you're so bored. Usually you're planning a run, taking a run, or recovering from a run."  Bingo.

Eliza and I made a trip to Sports Authority so I could look at the summer sale racks, and pick up some KT Tape for my hamstring.  I got the idea from Jill, at this point I'm doing everything I can think of to help my hammy.  Eliza picked out hot pink tape, and I think I can feel a difference already.  Or maybe its just the placebo effect.

I'm still spending time in the kitchen, a couple of weeks ago the lovely folks at POM Wonderful sent me some bottles of their 100% pomegranate juice to test out.  The juice is loaded with antioxidents, it reminds me of a much deeper flavored cranberry juice, and it's a great addition to my smoothies. The one pictured here has raspberries, blueberries, a banana, Amazing Grass, skim milk, and POM.  Isn't it pretty?

I had an empty ice cube tray, so I froze the POM into cubes, and started using them in my glasses of water. The flavor becomes stronger as the cubes melt, and it's a nice change from the lemon juice I usually put in my water. 

Mike has been in a margarita mood, and we had some drinks Saturday night to celebrate the holiday weekend.  Mike used to be a bartender, (a good one actually.  He made up a drink inspired by me, and it's called....The Dork), he thought the POM would work well in a margarita.  He used two parts Patron Reposado, one part Triple Sec, one part Sour Mix, and one part POM.  We drank them over ice, and they looked a bit like a tequila sunrise.  I highly recommend this one. 

Check out the website for POM Wonderful, they have some great recipes on there, as well as info on their new muscle recovery drink called POMX, which I'm curious about.

*I received bottles of POM Wonderful for the purpose of this review, my thoughts on the product are my own.

24 comments:

blueviolet said...

Very creative uses for POM and I like it straight out of the bottle too. Yum!

Carly said...

I agree that this weekend has felt very long. I feel like we've been doing a whole lot of nothing the whole weekend. Haha...

Pam said...

That margarita is making my mouth water!

Kristin (Triathlon Dreams) said...

I love POM!! I think I might try that smoothie out!!

ajh said...

I didn't know where to get KT tape which I also heard about from Jill. I wish I had known, I was near a SP this weekend.

abbi said...

I'm not much of a drinker and that margarita looks so good I want to try it! Hope the hammy feels better soon...I can understand why you are feeling antsy!

Lisa said...

that smoothie sounds/looks delicious!

Iron Mike said...

Hope the hammy improves this week. Keep thinking healing thoughts.

Danielle said...

This is awesome and an amazing idea your such a smarty!

Johann said...

Can’t remember when was the last time I didn’t know what to do, but then again I can’t remember when was the last time I had an injury. I’ve been very lucky the past few years. Thos drinks look great. Good luck with that hammy. I really hope this gets sorted now.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Last year I got a sample of POM as well, I was surprised how much I liked it, then I did some research on it, its is really good for mens health, pass that along to your hubby

Kovas Palubinskas said...

POM margaritas? I like that idea.

Staci Dombroski said...

I like the idea of freezing the POM :) Like the new header picture!

Black Knight said...

There the trees fall for the wind, here the trees fall because cut to build ugly houses and roundabouts! I am very angry and I cannot stand who take these decisions. They will never get my vote.

Lindsey said...

I could go for a Pom margarita right.now.

Tricia said...

that smoothie looks great

Amy said...

Mmm, I love Pom - never thought of mixing it into a smoothie though! I hope the pink tape is helping your hamstring!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i kinda hate you right now because I am totally craving POM and have none. Seriously I was really amazed at how wonderful it is in smoothies

akjenniekt said...

thanks for the pom drink suggestions- the margarita sounds really yummy!

Hope your hammy gets better soon!

Katie H said...

I hope that your hamstring feels better! The tape definitely helped :D I love the idea of freezing the juice and placing the cubes in water! Genius.

Cynthia O'H said...

Great idea. I'm going to try that with some other drinks too.

Erika said...

Yummy! that drink looks AmAzInG! hope you're getting our speed healing vibes! And the pillow case for sure, flew out the window. It was her favorite monkey one, so we had to turn around and get it:)

Jill said...

I'm so glad the tape is helping some :). I can't seem to get it to stick on my knee for very long, everytime I bend the knee, it comes off :(. I'm taking some time off (again) and going to keep trying to tape it. Which reminds me, I got that Pom juice about 4 months ago and forgot to do a review on it. Opps!! Now you did it for me, and with other things to spice it up, especially the margarits :)!!

Joanne said...

Love POM smoothies. Best of luck in that marathon. Can't wait to hear your experience since my first is sched. for Oct. 3rd.... any and all tips welcome.