Aug 5, 2011

Sock filth, soft pretzels, and trips to different countries

I've been MIA a bit lately, but the past week or so I just haven't had energy to do much on here...for some reason the last week all I've felt like doing in the evenings is hunker down, sitting on my neck, and watch Man vs. Food.  I'm pretty sure it's because insomnia has been worse lately, but thankfully the last couple of nights I've been able to sleep better!

We decided to try to incorporate one trail run a week into our schedule.  It's hard, but so worth it - the scenery is beautiful! It is so dusty, though.  I was super low on socks, so Jake was nice and gave me a pair of his...he even wrote my name on them!  He was so funny when he gave them to me - he said, "Aw, weell....the colors of sharpie looked good together before they were on the socks...".

One 4 mile run and this is what my socks looked like

My feet aren't actually 4 different colors, the flash and dust just makes it look that way.  I understand if you have to de-follow me after seeing this picture, but for reasons I still don't understand it seemed like a good idea to immediately walk in the house and take a picture of my post run feet.  Calm down, veins, the run is over now.


Let's move on...

Soft pretzels, oh yes! These are so easy, and quick to make.

Soft Pretzels:
2 1\2 tsp Yeast          4-5 C Flour
1 1\2 C Water            Pretzel Salt
1 tsp Salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add salt, sugar and flour to make stiff dough.  Knead 5-8 minutes. Shape into twists, brush with egg whites, sprinkle with coarse pretzel salt.  Bake at 425ยบ for 5 minutes or until golden brown.  When taken out of oven, brush with butter.

We leave for Malawi on the 12th! The plan is to leave at some horribly early hour since it's going to be about a 15 hour drive.  I have my lesson done, though, and am getting final stuff together to teach a children's class one Sunday morningWe're planning for a minimum of 50 kids. Yeah, 50!  We'll be gone for two weeks, but hopefully I can get a post ready and set it for while I'm gone.  Heh heh, real tech savvy.

Mom has been needing to make a trip to visit her parents, so we made the plans for her and I to go to California to visit them, and then also to visit my sister in Tennessee! I am so excited to make a visit to the States!  We'll leave in the beginning of November, and spend a month before we come back.

Are your feet hideous right after a run?
Mine, obviously yes...I guess I'll have to take a picture of them normally to even things out. 
Soft pretzels - like em?




  1. I LOVE soft pretzels but I hardly ever eat them!

    Whoo for coming to the states! that will be fun!

  2. Yes, I was able to go for a jog last night and since it had rained, wet sand was getting all in my socks and shoes when I was running. :/ What a sandy mess taking off my socks when I got home!

    Enjoyed "chatting" with you the other day, and yay for a visit to the states! :D

  3. I kind of secretly love when my socks get like that on trail runs, because it reminds me of what I just pushed through :)

    Good luck in Malawi! and yay for the states!

  4. totally going to have to make those soft pretzels

  5. Oh thanks so much for sharing the soft pretzel recipe! I am obsessed with soft pretzels and can't wait to try it.

    Love the sock story, so funny!

  6. yum!!!! those pretzels look so good! love that you are incorporating a trail run every week...trail runs are so tough but so exciting! my feet are kind of hideous all the time...haha!

  7. Nice job on adding in a trail run each week! Some of my socks are just stained now from all the dust and dirt, but it's worth it.
    Pretzels look delicious as well, yum!

  8. Wow I could definitely go for those pretzels! I may just have to try them.

    And wow I don't even know where to begin about how much my feet hurt and are so blistered up after the long run this morning. Hurts the skin of my feet to walk around. Fortunately this is something that will easily get better with time!

  9. Mmmmm post run pretzels... I WISH!

  10. that just means it was an adventurous run, right? Love the name on the socks!

  11. Lindsey you just inspired me to go for a walk.:)
    Your anonymous friend, Ms. Stacey


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