This morning I woke up walking like an old cowboy who rode way to many hours the day before. I love my job in the horse racing industry with an unbelievable passion but yesterday at work every step I took up our three-story grandstand made my thighs burn terribly bad. (Oh look, according to my iPhone I walked up 125 flights of stairs yesterday!) But you know what? It was totally worth it because I ran up a mountain yesterday morning before work. And that was actually the first time I have run in close to two months! What is even more awesome is I did this entire run without any pain in my right leg! (Nerve damage, which is why I have not been running for two months) My nerves are happy again and so am I although I can barely walk after probably, maybe over doing it on the Mt Baldy Trail the other morning.
But wouldn’t you, with a sunrise like this?
I started this gorgeous hike into the wilderness just at sunrise and surprisingly this trail was easier then I remembered it being! I actually ran most of the way to the top of Mt Baldy five years ago when I was in fit running shape, back in the day.
Running the Mt Baldy Run to the Top was so fun even though I got terrible altitude sickness and ended up puking all over Mt Baldy. Search and Rescue actually made me turn around about half a mile from the summit but that’s okay because since then I have summited Old Baldy three times! It’s crazy to think the me of five years ago used to get altitude sickness that bad! I had no problems at all this morning completing an almost ten mile round trip trail run.
I think it helped that I got to enjoy this sunrise on the way up. After a butt burning ten mile run that I know will leave me hurting the next day I came craving a good meal. In this chilly winter months a hot spicy Thai meal brimming with vegetables tastes amazing after a day submitting a mountain. My good friend told me how to make the sauce for this easy, healthy Pad See Ew, one of my favorite Thai dishes and I have been making this easy veggie filled Pad See Ew ever since!
Pad See Ew
1 package flat rice noodles
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons regular soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon grated garlic
1 package baby broccoli cut into bite-size pieces
1 green onion, cut into chunks
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup snow peas
protein of your choice (chicken, pork, tofu or shrimp
chinese red chilis for spice
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Cook the protein in the coconut oil. Add the ginger and garlic. Add the rice noodles. Add the soy sauces. In the middle of the wok make a space for the eggs and scramble them well. Add the broccoli and the snow peas. Add the chilis if desired. Cook until warm and serve.
This week I am linking up once again with the following food, health and DIY blog link ups.
This looks delish! I love the ingredients list! Thanks for sharing!
That sunrise is glorious and so is this dish! Yum
such beautiful pictures! The pad see ew looks delish too!
I’m so glad you were able to run again – and what gorgeous scenery! Your Pad See Ew looks and sounds delicious – I had not heard of this dish before, but I’d definitely like to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.
How wonderful to be running again after two months. And then, to be rewarded with those incredible views and a gorgeous sunrise! Thanks for linking!
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