Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Barefoot running, Week 2: No pain, no gain

So far, so good with the running program.    In the first week I experienced only mild discomfort in my feet and calves, however I can tell  I’m definitely giving my lower legs a strong workout.     Yesterday I started my 2nd week of the couch to 5k regimen, running 2 minutes on, 1 minute off.   I ran closer to 40 minutes than the 30 minutes recommended and I paid for it with blisters near my pinky toes from my Vibram shoes.   My calves were also complaining a lot.    For my next run I’ll scale back. 


Friday, October 07, 2011

Secret Recipe for French Toast

Out of necessity, I invented this amazingly simple and delicious recipe for French toast at scout camp this year:


§  Your favorite Bread

§  1 part eggs

§  1 part melted vanilla ice cream

That’s it.   The melted ice cream is really foamy and full of cream, so when it is mixed with eggs, it makes a batter that covers the bread with an extra thick layer of yummy!

Try it out and let me know how it goes!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

An October Tradition!

General conference- definitely one of my favorite times of the year.My family woke up this morning with a huge batch of cinnamon rolls we made last night, which is a big tradition for us- We give half away and enjoy the other half on the Saturday and Sunday of conference.Here's me with my boys after the general priesthood session on Saturday afternoon.My sons and I have each been ordained to the priesthood in our church: Hans is a priest, I'm a High Priest, David is an Elder, and Leif is a Deacon. At the priesthood session, we get to listen to excellent talks and instruction from our prophet and other leaders about our duties and how to be better followers of Jesus Christ. Some examples from this time around were talks on caring for the poor, having the courage to stand alone, and helping young men understand the significance of representing God. It is an uplifting experience, and afterwards, we go out to eat!