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Quinoa Bread and 9 miles!

Posted Sep 19 2010 4:09pm

Ouch. My knees hurt. We did 9 miles this morning and quite successfully I may add, but now I am a bit sore. I’m going to ice my knees after I eat some dinner, but I figured I’d blog first.

My knees have been achy on and off throughout my running. They hold up well for my 5 mile runs, twice a week, but I think the increased milage just is getting to them. They aren’t painful, just achy. I bought a knee strap last week from Amazon and I really think it helps. I’ve only worn it twice so far, but I was painless on Thursday for my 5 mile run and almost painless today on our 9 mile run. It looks like this, but it’s not this exact one.

We ran around my mom’s house today since it’s nice and flat. The Philly half course is pretty flat, so I figure why run the big hills by me if we don’t have to, right? I have to admit, I haven’t mapped out the course, I’ve been relying on my watch and knowing our approximate pace. We ran for an hour and a half today and I’m pretty sure we kept about a ten mile pace. Honestly, I don’t care to know my pace or exact distance. As long as we’re doing about the distance I need to train, I’m okay.

Anyway, I have 3 things I’m excited about. Well 4, if you count the navy blue blazer I bought at JCREW yesterday.

1. The fact that Tina blogged about reusing her nut butter jars. I’m in love with this idea. I don’t care how ugly it is.

Flax meal in the left, red lentils on the right

2. These new reusable iced coffee cups. Not only can I put iced coffee in them, but juices and smoothies. I always want to bring juice to school, but I have nothing to bring it in. Now people can stare at my scary looking smoothies and juices.

3. This new quinoa bread I dreamed up.

This recipe is for the bread machine. I have no clue how to make bread by hand. I <3 my bread machine. I throw everything in and voila, warm bread comes out.

Making Good Choices Blog

Whole Grain Quinoa Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups water (80-90 degrees) * I usually just make it very warm
  • 1 1/4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 3 1/4 cups spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp oats
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa ( I used red)
  • 1/3 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast

Place ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed. Set bread for whole wheat loaf  (2 lbs) and set to desired crust, I like light.

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I’m off to enjoy some of this warm bread with some butter and veggie soup!

What are you excited about right now?

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