Monday, April 25, 2011

Holy Week

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Hi friends!

Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

We don't really celebrate Easter in our household....maybe because I grew up in a culture not celebrating it either. Well at least, not with Easter brunches or a huge feast.

Basically, Holy Week in the Philippines is exactly that---HOLY WEEK. We don't have school during that time (it's usually our "summer vacation" -- from late March to early June). So the days leading up to Good Friday is spent reflecting, praying and going to church. Starting around Holy Wednesday, businesses shut down or close early. There is No TV, No radio, No anything on Good Friday and Black Saturday (or programming is religious in nature) Easter Sunday is celebrated by going to church. Kids are happy to get regular TV back again (that included me---lame, I know).

The Philippines is also famous for the re-enactments of the passion of Christ by devotees including being nailed to a cross as part of their penitence for their sins.
... now you know a little bit more about Filipino culture.

So yesterday, hubby and I woke up to a glorious 50+ degree morning. We decided to go for our long run. I did 5 miles in 48:25. My best in a while.
Here's the breakdown:

Mile 1 - 10:00
Mile 2 - 9:28
Mile 3 - 9:44
Mile 4 - 9:43
Mile 5 - 9:46

Made a great protein smoothie afterwards.
And munched on Kettlecorn and Peanut Butter M&M's all afternoon.

After the *sugar coma*...I managed to make dinner ....
Chicken Salad on Flaxseed Bread
  • 1 lb. trimmed boneless, skinless chicken breast - sprayed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. (baked in 350F oven for 30 minutes) - Allow to cool then cut into bite sized cubes.
  • 2 tsp. EVOO
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp fat free plain yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup seedless grapes, each cut in half
  • 1/3 cup chopped red apple
Whisk together the olive oil, yogurt and mustard. Add the chicken, grapes and apple. Gently toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on bread of your choice.

Practicing a new STEP routine today...
And apparently more of this coming this week. Ugh!!!

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