No good injured and Egg Beating

by Joanne on August 27, 2010

Wednesday was a day of beating myself up for a bad run and poor attitude.    What a day! Phew.   The best part of Wednesday was this:

Somewhat funny movie.  A romantic comedy that got a lot of criticism from me while watching. Ted kept saying it’s a movie, they have to do that to have a story”.  Still, I enjoyed the light heartedness of it after such a down day.

Thursday a recovery run was planned for 3–4 miles.  My right hamstring told me “NO WAY!”    I laced up the sneaks and headed out with Shane.  I couldn’t run one step.  Walking was ok but there was no way to run.  So bummed!  Shane and I walked 4 miles.

TODAY, Friday, I was hoping for at least an hour of running. I put the compression wrap around my right thigh and went out the door to test the hamstring.  NOPE!  The run wasn’t in the cards for today, either.  I changed into sweats and set out down the Parkway with Shane for a 5 miles fast walk, average 14.41 pace.  The hamstring loosened up a bit but every time I tried to run, it really hurt.  The positive:  it’s better than yesterday.  The negative: I don’t see a 3 hour run on tap for tomorrow. Fingers crossed, I’ll be able to do 5 – 6  miles Saturday. 

Funny – last week, the foot, this week the hamstring.  What’s up for next week?! 

Do you beat yourself up when you don’t meet your own expectations?  Wouldn’t you offer words of encouragement if it were a friend that was upset with herself/himself? Why don’t we offer those same encouraging thoughts to ourselves?   On a similar subject, great post by Beth of TwentySixPointTwoormore.  Beth just ran with Dean Karnazes on a grueling 20 plus mile run.  She may not be a “Bad Ass” as defined by Dean, but she’s a bad ass in her own right.  Make sure to take a look!


The best eggs are without a doubt Egglands Best.  If you wonder why, here’s proof. This note arrived in my mailbox the other day:

By now you must have heard about the egg recall.

Not only did we want to let you know that Eggland’s Best eggs are not part of any recall you may have heard about, but we also wanted to give you some hard facts:

· EB eggs are safe.

· EB eggs are not produced in Iowa

· EB has the most comprehensive food safety quality assurance program and will never compromise when it comes to consumer safety.

What makes us different!

· The Eggland’s Best food safety quality assurance program was introduced in 1995 and adheres to and goes beyond the FDA Egg Safety Rule in many ways, including our requirement to vaccinate all hens 3 times to create resistance to Salmonella infection so that consumers can use EB eggs with confidence. 

Yes, that is correct! All EB hens are vaccinated 3 times against Salmonella!

· Eggland’s Best hens are fed an all-natural, all-vegetarian diet that does not contain animal fat or other animal by-products, a potential cause for salmonella.

· We require extensive cleaning and disinfecting of poultry houses.

· We require strict pest control inspections.

· We require proper egg washing and plant sanitation procedures.

· We implement a strict bio-security program– ensuring that all visitors and employees on farm premises follow proper disease-preventive practices.

· We require proper refrigeration of eggs at or below 45 degrees.

· All operations are certified under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program.

· All plants producing EB eggs are inspected by USDA.

  • All farms and processing plants are inspected by a certified veterinarian on an ongoing basis.
  • EB has stricter standards for eliminating cracked eggs, which helps to ensure that no bacteria get into EB eggs.
  • USDA allows regular generic eggs to be stored up to 21 days before packing into cartons, whereas Eggland’s Best sets a maximum of 7 days. Most EB eggs leave our farms within 24-48 hours after production, or as soon as they have completely cooled to 45 degrees or below. Fresher eggs are more resistant to bacterial growth.
  • EB conducts over 45,000 tests annually to ensure that our product meets the highest standards.
  • A USDA publication states, “After washing, the eggs should be quickly and completely dried to reduce the risk that any bacteria remaining on the surface of the eggs are aspirated into the eggs as they cool to ambient temperature.” Only Eggland’s Best uses supplementary drying fans to ensure that eggs are 100% dry when eggs are packed into cartons. Regular eggs that go into the carton wet, sit in a moist environment conducive to bacteria and mold growth.
  • EB eggs are produced by younger hens, not just because the egg quality is better, but also because younger hens are more resistant to disease.  They will most likely have had fewer chances for exposure to disease.
  • FDA put into effect the Egg Safety Rule on July 9, 2010, but the program was proposed in September of 2004. Eggland’s Best began to implement the program years before it went into effect.

If you would like more information about how Eggland’s Best eggs are more nutritious than ordinary eggs, please visit our website at


The recipe for my special Omelet.  Enough to serve 2 people, but I eat it all myself.

  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 3 Egglands Best Eggs – whites only *I cook the yolks for Shane
  • 1/4 cup Egg Beaters *The EggBeaters make the omelet a little sturdier. Egg whites are very delicate and I always have trouble folding when using just whites.
  • 2 TBS chopped onion
  • 3 TBS chopped asparagus
  • 1/4 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 oz crumbles Feta cheese


Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. When hot add the onion, asparagus, broccoli and tomato.  Cook for about 5 –7 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to your liking. 

Beat the egg whites with the Egg Beaters and add to the pan over the vegetables.  Add the salt,pepper, and garlic.  Let cook about 2 to 3 minutes then add the crumbled Feta.  Slide a spatula under the outer rim of the egg omelet and let the liquid egg seep under to cook so little raw egg is left on top.  Let cook about 1 more minute then flip one side of omelet over the other in a nice fold.

Serve with a toasted low-carb tortilla or Ezekiel bread.  Top with salsa. Enjoy!

TGIF…again. The world is spinning faster. Weekend plans are up in the air at this point but I’m sure something great will happen, e.g a hot stone massage maybe?


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  • At 2010.08.27 06:51, claudia lamascolo said:

    geesh that sounds like it hurts! hard to recover from. The movie sounds good, and glad you used egglands since its on the good list! have a nice weekend and get some rest!

    • At 2010.08.27 09:45, Joanne said:

      It’s better today and I the walking really helped loosen it up.

      • At 2010.08.27 07:00, Heather said:

        I’m glad you listen to your body when it’s telling you to slow down! Smart lady. 🙂

        I love feta on my eggs — so, so good!

        • At 2010.08.27 09:46, Joanne said:

          Yeah – better to take a couple of days off rather than be forced to take a month. 🙂

          • At 2010.08.27 08:00, Lindsay said:

            I’m sorry your hamstring is giving you problems Joanne. I’m wishing you a speedy recovery. I think I am the worlds worst omelet flipper. I make the biggest mess every time. My painting class was with acrylic. So much fun.

            • At 2010.08.27 09:46, Joanne said:

              I’m already on “recovery road”. It will be fine. Thanks. So glad the painting went well. Acrylic canvases can be amazing!

              • At 2010.08.27 12:08, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

                Hamstring injuries are so annoying because they can be persistent buggers. Do lots of stretching and rest.

                • At 2010.08.27 18:36, Monet said:

                  Very good to know! I have been buying eggland’s bests for a few years, and now I can eat an omelet with no fear of nasty stomach bugs..I hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear!

                  • At 2010.08.27 18:49, Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox said:

                    I love Eggland’s Best! Poor thing on the hamstring injury. Old RICE routine. I know it too well. And stretch. Gotta love those foot point and flexes. Hope it feels better soon!

                    I haven’t seen the Backup Plan. Haven’t forgiven them yet for shutting down the little street to my house for a week while filming. Was frustrating navigating around all those trucks and cords!

                    • At 2010.08.27 22:12, Katie H. said:

                      Oh a hot stone massage sounds fantastic. I hope that you start to feel better soon!

                      I actually want to see that movie, haha. Typical chick flicks aren’t my favorite but sometimes they are just what’s needed!

                      • At 2010.08.28 23:17, kilax said:

                        I hope your hammie gets better! I have a friend who has injured both and it took him awhile to recover. But… you are right – be nice to yourself! And you are still being active 🙂

                        • At 2010.08.29 04:37, Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                          Hot stone massage sounds very relaxing, I would love to have one too!

                          I’m a fan of omelets but have been eating very little of then since I got high cholesterol 🙁

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