But low and behold, I have now successfully made English muffins from scratch! 🙂
There was actually one other time I attempted to make English muffins, but let’s just say they didn’t turn out too well.
This time, I found a different recipe, and things went much better. I followed this exact recipe.
They were definitely a bit labor intensive, but I enjoy baking, so I don’t consider it wasted time.
At first I thought, “oh, I’ll just put them in my Kitchen Aid mixer and whip them in there.” So I put the 2 egg whites in the large bowl, turned the mixer on to high, and let it do its thing.
After a few minutes, I checked the progress, but the egg whites looked no different from when I started. I noticed that the egg beater could hardly reach the 2 egg whites in the large bowl! I was thinking, “oh great, now what am I going to do!” There is no way I can stir/whip a whisk fast enough to create peaks of egg whites.
But then, low and behold, I remembered that I had a hand beater, so for the next 20+ minutes, I attempted to whip eggs by hand!! Oh boy was that a good forearm workout! I never quite reached the desired consistency, but I was tired of turning the little hand crank.
Nevertheless, they turned out great! They are exactly like the ones you buy from the store, but the difference in flavor and texture isn’t a bad thing!
Today’s run: 14 miles
Today’s run went really well! 🙂 My legs felt fresh, and I was barely sore by the time I finished. Usually my hips/muscles are pretty fatigued by the time I’m finishing up, but I could have gone at least another mile. 🙂
Clash of the colors. . . .I know!
The Gu brand is definitely my favorite brand of energy gels! The flavors don’t taste funky at all, and I’ve liked almost every flavor I’ve tried!
I took random amounts throughout the run:
45 minutes – 25%
75 minutes 30%
90 minutes – 30%
I spent a solid 30 minutes foam rolling and using The Stick after my run while I finished watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. (I couldn’t stay awake last night when we started watching it. It turned out to be a much longer movie than I thought!)
Mileage for this past week:
Wednesday: 5 miles
Thursday: 8 miles/3 miles, 30 minutes weights
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: 6 miles
Sunday: 14 miles
Total: 51 miles
Next week I’m shooting for 54 miles. 🙂
What is something you enjoy making from scratch?