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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Almond Flour Pancakes



A very proud moment for me this morning. I have made the switch; I am slowly moving away from the Auto settings on my camera (Canon EOS Rebel T2i) to the Manual mode and I have never been more pleased with the results. This morning was overcast and rainy; in the past while taking photos using the Auto settings the automatic flash would pop up because there was not enough light causing the camera to shake while I was taking the pic which resulted in more blur.I have purchased a few photography books and have been familiarizing myself with the available settings on my camera: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. I am learning. I love to work with the natural light, now that I know how to do it. With these photos, I increased the ISO to the top setting of 6400 allowing the most light to hit my camera's sensor. I used the lowest aperture setting on my camera to create a shallow depth of field and I used 1/400 sec for the shutter speed to give me what I thought was a good exposure. 





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I ♥ to Run


I signed myself up for a 10k August 5, 2012. The
This is going to be my first time running 6.2 miles and I have never been more excited about training than I am right now. I have run a few 5 Ks in the past and I am ready to step up my training. I found a beginners training program here for a 7 week or 10 week training plan depending on your fitness level, I will be following the 10 week plan and incorporating cross training into my routine. This is the plan:

Week 1: 5/28-6/3
Monday - Run/Walk 15 minutes, Tuesday - Run/Walk 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run/Walk 15 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run/Walk 30 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 2: 6/4-6/10
Monday - Run/Walk 20 minutes, Tuesday - Run/Walk 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run/Walk 20 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run/Walk 35 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 3: 6/11-6/17
Monday - Run/Walk 25 minutes, Tuesday - Run/Walk 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run/Walk 25 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 30 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 4: 6/18-6/24
Monday - Run 25 minutes, Tuesday - Run 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 30 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 3 miles, Sunday - Off
Week 5: 6/25-7/1
Monday - Run 30 minutes, Tuesday - Run 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 35 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 45 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 6: 7/2-7/8
Monday - Run 40 minutes, Tuesday - Run 3 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 40 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 4 miles, Sunday - Off
Week 7: 7/9-7/15
Monday - Run 30 minutes, Tuesday - Run 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 35 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 60 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 8: 7/16-7/22
Monday - Run 3 miles, Tuesday - Run 50 minutes, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 35 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 70 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 9: 7/23-7/29
Monday - Run 20 minutes, Tuesday - Run 3 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Run 20 minutes, Friday - Off, Saturday - Run 75 minutes, Sunday - Off
Week 10: 7/30-7/5
Monday - Run 20 minutes, Tuesday - Run 2 miles, Wednesday - Off, Thursday - Light 20 minute jog, Friday - Light 20 minute job, Saturday-off , Sunday - Race Day!

I tend to run more on the weekends especially Sundays so I will most likely switch my Mondays and Sundays. Time to get moving!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Almond Yogurt Waffles

Almond yogurt waffles with an orange honey syrup. Look for this recipe here at Roost.