Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Road Block and Okra

I attempted the 1.5 mile run today without success. I think it was mostly a mental road block that caused the lack of success. I did finish a one mile run, and then did another mile of walking. I will try again tomorrow. I know that I am capable of running 3.1 may just take my mind and legs a while to remember.

Tonight I made boiled okra to go with our dinner. My husband had only had okra fried, but even he approved of the healthy side dish. I simply boiled my okra in a 1/2 cup of water for about 10 minutes, drained, and seasoned with a bit of sea salt and cracked pepper. Delish...and soo low calorie! :)


  1. I don't do okra...fuzzy on the outside and slimy in the middle, lmao....good for you for boiling it instead of frying it though! :)

  2. I have to agree with Tammy - despite being pretty adventurous in the food department, I just can't get past the texture of okra.
    Just keep at it - your legs & lungs will remember how to do it in no time. Is it hot & muggy in your neck of the woods? I've found that isn't helping with the running these days!

  3. Not me, I love it if it's cooked properly. I also like it pickled. Keep at it on the running. You'll do it. I'm hoping that a cool down in the next few weeks will help with my cutting down on the walking bits of my runs.

  4. I am definitely deathly afraid of okra. When my mom makes her gumbo she has to make a special batch for me that's okra-less.

  5. (no okra here either :))

    have to chime in with the mental piece.
    it is my bigggggest running hurdle and struggle as well.

    you can do this.
    you will do this.


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  7. I have never had the courage to try Okra, I'm such a big texture person.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. If I find a way to keep my house clean without a maid I'll let you know!