Wake Up: 8:20am Annie had a nightmare last night about a tornado. She said that we all ran upstairs instead of downstairs and it was really bad. So at 4am I went down into her room and slept with her. We are really trying to keep her out of our bed. My phone and alarm clock were upstairs, so I woke up to Troy telling me it was 8:20. Ahhh!!! Other than that I actually slept quite well, went to bed late, about 11:30.

Breakfast: 9:00am

2 Eggs, scrambled and topped with spinach, home made salsa (tomatoes, garlic, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt) and avocado. Salt on top, and grapes on the side.


Swim: 10:00am

2,400 Meters: 200 easy, 20x25 on :10 rest (5 free, 5 breast, 5 back, 5 fly w/fins), Main Set: 15x100 as (2 on :10 rest, 1 on :45 rest). I set the peeper to 1:30 pace and just cranked it out. 200 cool down

Lunch: 11:35am

Grapes, 1/3 avocado with Wildtree Ranchers Steak Rub (RSR) on it. 2 cups of Curried Cauliflower Stew.

Curried Cauliflower Stew: This is from Terry Walters Book Clean Start, page 135. I made it a few days ago and have been eating the leftovers. I substituted olive oil for the grapeseed oil, didn't use the mirin, and didn't use the chickpeas. It's really good with lots of flavor! Also, very fall feeling. Clean Start is probably my all time favorite cook book. Whenever I'm in a cooking mood and want to keep it healthy, I got straight to this book.


Wildtree Ranchers Steak Rub: It will forever be denoted as RSR from here on out. I use this stuff a lot. Wildtree is a natural foods company that my best bud Michelle is a rep for. It's Whole30 legit with the following ingredients: Salt, Black Pepper, Dehydrated Garlic, Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger. It's perfect for when you would use salt and pepper.

ISSUE: No protein in my lunch...like no meat in there.


Ride: 12:30pm

1:18 ride time, 22.4 miles. 3x5 minutes anaerobic intervals (watts: 221,218,219). Evil windy out, the worst I've been in all year.


Meal#3 (it needs a name...Linner?): 3:30pm

I got hungry, so put some RSR on 1/2 an Avocado and had the rest of the left over Cauliflower Stew. After this, I got really tired, and sleepy and went up to bed to read and fell asleep.


Nap: 4:15pm for 30 minutes.

Woke up from this totally lethargic and slow moving. Rather grumpy as well and annoyed by everything and everyone. Sad Sonja.

Dinner: 7:00pm

Troy took Annie to her reading tutor and I made dinner. The flank steak was from a Wildtree Freezer Party workshop and I checked the ingredients of each Wildtree product used to make sure that it was compliant. The grape seed oil was the one exception. The recipe is here. The veggies were sautéed separate and served on top. It was really really good, I have to add it to my consistent mix. I could have had twice as much! I served it with one of my favorite salads from Clean Start called the Chopped Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette page 71. I had to leave out the maple syrup in the dressing and my blackberries weren't very sweet. I wasn't happy with how it turned out, but it still gave a big dose of veggies, so that was good.


Mood Grade: C

I was pretty grumpy from the afternoon on and a bit down. Not feeling quite like myself for half the day.

Whole30 Email Blast  - Task of the day

Create 3 meals that can be pulled together in 15 minutes, write them down and stick them on the fridge. This was actually hard. 15 minutes is not a lot of time! But I did it, and I posted it, so I'll give myself a pat on the back.

1.)  Scrambled Eggs with canned artichokes , olives, and sun dried tomatoes.

2.) Taco Salad with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, and ground beef.

3.) Kitchen Sink Hash