Hi, my favorite virtual friends! How was your week?
We had a good week over here. Ed and I did two nightly runs, followed by beers at local breweries. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that, right? We took Tater to one. I did the one mile loop with her, and I’d give her a B+ overall. She started out much too quickly, and despite wanting to go faster, was panting heavily. Which ended in us pulling off so she could drink water from a puddle. Good times.
I think I cooked once this week. We still had leftovers from the Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas which lasted a few lunches, we ate from a food truck one night (nachos and tacos, yes), or we went with the easy breakfast for dinner route.
The recipe I did make from Run Fast, Eat Slow, a lentil, cauliflower cous cous bowl, was delicious as all of their recipes have been.
And I treated myself to lunch at Whole Foods for RD Day. They had spiralized butternut squash, chicken fried tofu, and maple mashed sweet potatoes. I could eat this every day!
Does anyone watch Chicago Med? Well, my sister was in the episode last night! She was the coma victim. We joked with her that you’ve got to start somewhere, right?
Naturally, I made some brownie bars to celebrate.
I got a recipe published on foodgawker.com! It’s one of my favorites too – this Quinoa Chocolate Chip Apple Crumble. I’ve had like 10 rejected, so seeing an acceptance was lovely.
And still teasing you that they are coming soon (I promise!)
I ran 36 miles this week. Last Saturday, I got 15 miles in at the beach, and then I had three 7 mile runs this week plus a strength training session. Overall, I felt pretty good. It actually felt REALLY good to do some strength training for 30 minutes and I really do want to be more consistent about including it twice a week.
I am supposed to run 17 on Saturday, but instead, I’m doing warrior-type race (I make really good decisions during marathon training).
I can’t believe my little cool cat is already 7 months old!
I’m heading off to Jacksonville, NC. I’m running in a 5 mile obstacle race tomorrow (more about that next week) – should be interesting!
Will you do me a favor?
Read this amazing, inspiring post from Alexis at Hummasapien. By far, my favorite read from the week.
A body positive message for young runners <– there is no such thing as a perfect body!
Have you ever done a mud run/obstacle course race before? Tips?
Any fun weekend plans?