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.