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Friday Ferment

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My first batch of ginger and lemon twist kombucha is ready for 2nd frement and another 2 batches on the go.

I became interested in all things fermented while I was on the 5:2 diet for three months, during that time I also read Guilea Endes great book Gut – the inside story of our body’s most underrated organ. gut-by-gulia-enders

I came to the conclusion that my gut needed some more TLC and the easiest way was to make some lifestyle changes.  Introducing more probiotics into my diet was one of the most enjoyable changes I made.

I began with making my own sauerkraut and have only just ventured into brewing Kombucha. A bottle of the brew sells for $4 to $10 in the health food stores, locally.  Apart from the expense, I wasn’t sure of just how much probiotic is contained, so I decided to give making my own a go. I attended a workshop at the Canberra Environment Centre and found out all sorts of useful information. There is also lots of useful information on Pinterest and the internet. Kombucha recipes and information.

Just how good this brew will taste, only time will tell it should be ready next Friday.

 

Is tracking your exercise ruining it?

The syncing saga.

Since taking up running/jogging several months ago, I have enjoyed mapping my runs, tracking my improved times, getting kudos from friends and sharing my couch to 5K achievements on social media.

Earlier this month after installed my Fitbit Charge 2 app update my problems with syncing began. When I pressed the run option I started receiving an error message  “Check the Fitbit app”. Then then a line drawn across the app on my screen.  This means the app tracker is not syncing with the app.img_1332-2.jpg

It’s so distracting, you have to stop, check that your tracker is connected to the Bluetooth, turn off your phone turn it back on again, check the Bluetooth again, start your music and press run and it still doesn’t work.  Suggestions from Fitbit Community Forum from many users that are experiencing that same problem, is to delete the app and reinstall it then restart your phone. This did work for one run, but not again. I am still waiting on a solution from the Helpdesk.

This brings me back to my original question, is this technology taking the enjoyment out of my running? Let me know what you think, I would also love to hear if anyone else is having the same problems and any other useful solution.

A wander around Braidwood

Braidwood is a regular coffee and comfort stop on the way to the coast. I always seem to be in a hurry to get somewhere when I pass through. On Saturday I had time to spare so I took advantage of the Autumn sunshine and spent a couple of hours wandering around it’s charming back streets.

More tales from the backpacking granny

My bus trip from Udaipur to Mumbai. The first time I visited Udaipur in India. I admit that I was a complete travel wimp! Travel wimps are sad souls who want to see the world. Alas, they miss out on so much because they are too frightened to go where others dare to tread. They…

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