Saturday, December 28, 2013

A new cookbook and new running shoes

One of the things Santa brought me for X-Mas was a new cookbook, in fact several of them.  Vegan with a Vengeance by  Isa Chandra Moskowitz has been around for a while; probably still one of the best-selling vegan cookbooks around.  The first recipe I tried was the scrambled tofu.  Pretty mundane but always welcome for breakfast/brunch, with some nice toast, salsa on the side and a cup of coffee. 

Scrambled Tofu from Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

And on the running front:

Trying out new running shoes:  Hoka One One.  One hundred percent the opposite of minimalist running shoes, the Hokas have a nearly 2-inch thick sole (even more at the heel) and they absorb a huge amount of the foot-strike impact.  So far so good, have been running and walking with them for a week (about 20 miles or so) and my really really bad case of plantar fasciitis has thus far not reared its head.  Longest run this week was 5.2 miles - haven't gotten close to a 5-mile run in months!  Holding thumbs that the pain will stay away even when/if I start to pick up the mileage.

Super-thick heels on the Hoka One One running shoes


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