Friday, January 05, 2007

Dr. Doom anyone?

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Lex Luthor
Green Goblin
The Joker
Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy
Mr. Freeze
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

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Iron Man
The Flash
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Green Lantern
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Soups for runners

Here are two really good running soups that can be made early in the day for you to eat after you long runs or make a huge batch and freeze it so when you get home all you have to do is heat it up and eat. One of the most important things to do after a hard workout or long run is to get protein in your body. You have a half hour window when you first get home to get in as much as you possibly can. This is one of the reasons that I think these two recipes could really help runner who is busy. Both are extremely easy and I think people should not have a hard time making them.

Inca Soup

3 Tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup quinoa, rinse well in cold water and drain well (Can be bought at either Holland and Barnet or Thifties)
2 medium carrots
2 rib of celery
1 onion
1 yellow pepper
1 garlic clove finely chopped (optional)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano (can be skipped if you don’t have it)
4-6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup of frozen corn
1 can kidney beans (optional, any other bean would work as well) or chicken just to add more protein to the soup.
I like to put some spice in so I normally add pepper or some Tabasco.

Put oil quinoa, carrots, celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic in a pot and stir it for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, stock, beans and anything else you can think of. Gently simmer the soup for 20 minutes until quinoa and vegetables are tender. (Thin the soup with more stock if you find it too think. (This recipe came from a column by Eric Akis)

Lentil Soup

3 Tbsp of butter
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1 large onion
425 g green lentils, make sure these are rinsed and drained
2 celery stick
2 large carrots
1 parsley sprig (optional)
¼ teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
1 bay leaf
1.2 ml (2 pints) Chicken stock
900 ml (1 ½ pints) water
1 lemon slice
Salt and pepper

Melt the butter add garlic, onion and cook for 3 minutes. Lower heat and add lentils, celery, carrot, parsley, thyme and bay leaf to the pot. Pour in the stock and the water. Bring mixture to boil, skimming off the scum as it rises to the surface with a slotted (If you forget this don’t worry too much because I always forget). Add the lemon slice. Lower the heat and simmer for 55-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the soup is too thick then add more water. Remove the bay leaf and the lemon slice. Take about 600 ml of the soup and puree it in a blender until smooth then add back to the soup.

Sonja and I normally make up a whole pile of this soup and wolf it down because it is so good for you. Remember both of the soups can be easily doubled and frozen into smaller portions for a later date.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

This made me laugh

Since Sonja and I don't have TV we sometimes watch youtube to kill some time. Well this is what we found the other day that made us laugh. Hope you enjoy:

Monday, January 01, 2007

Donkey in Taroudannt

Donkey in Taroudannt
Originally uploaded by Glenn Saqui.
All our pictures from our trip to Morocco are now online. If you have some time click away and have a look at Morocco.

Christmas Day run

Hey Everyone,

Well this Christmas I convinced Sonja that we should go to Morocco instead of going back to Canada to visit our families. Well last year I invited people to join me on a Christmas day run and once again I did the same thing. So below is a list of what everyone did on their run:

Sonja and Glenn
Location: Essaouira, Morocco
Time: 10:30 am after a really nice lie in

After waking up late Sonja and I slipped on our runners and headed out the door. Morocco is a Muslim country which means Sonja had to be fully covered even though it was a warm 23 degrees Celsius. We ran for 45 minutes on the beach and then came home and had a nice breakfast followed by the rest of the day laying around on the beach. We had a wonderful Christmas meal of seafood and more seafood and no turkey.

My Mom
Location: Victoria, Canada
Time: 10’ish

It was a beautiful mild day in Victoria, no wind or rain and mainly blue
skies. I went for a run by myself around Cedar Hill Golf Course. I was
being lazy and only went around the course 2 times and my time was 49.29
minutes. It was a nice and relaxed run, I was watching the ducks on the
ponds and saying good morning to the other runners and walkers. While I
was running Dad was playing golf on the same golf course.

Felice Griffiths
Location: Miracle Beach, Canada
Time: ???

oooh, i slacked off on my run report. I did go, managed to get out of my
pjs and haul my ass out of the house. I went down to Miracle beach park, my
favorite place to run when im at home. Did 2 easy laps of the campground
and trails, 30 minutes then it was back home for turkey, yummmmm.

I am still awaiting responses from some of the other runners out there so hopefully I’ll be able to add to this blog later in the week.



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