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a run date fueled by barilla plus pasta

Hello! It’s a humid but happy start to the day.IMG_3830Anthony is heading out of town tomorrow, so we made sure to get in a final running date before he goes. The air was is so thick right now that my camera couldn’t even focus!IMG_3831We were feeling sluggish at first, but picked up the pace by the last couple miles.IMG_3827-001It always feels good to knock out a run before the rest of the world has even woken up. #morningperson (did I just use a hash tag? am I too Gen Y?)IMG_3833As you all know, running and pasta are like: yin and yang; peanut butter and jelly; sunny and cher; cookies and milk; kenan and kel; and a whole bunch of other hand-in-hand stuff that I can’t think of right now because it’s 5 a.m.barilla_pasta_DSC0049ANYways, so the people of Barilla must have caught on to the running and pasta-pounding trend. They sent me a bunch of noodles!! And not just any noodles. PLUS noodles, which are packed with protein, fiber, and other good stuff._DSC0053We tried our bow tie box early last week. The lineup: a mix of cream , sage, capers, and roasted sweet potatoes.barilla_pasta_DSC0001-001Tasted great! (Especially when you add cheese.) barilla_pasta_DSC0004I feel like multi/whole-grain pasta has come a long way. A few years ago it tasted like cardboard, but these days the pasta producers have figured out how to make healthier noodles just as yummy as “normal” noodles. Just in case you wanted my expert opinion.

We paired our creamy pasta with a light salad._DSC0006-001Up next: spaghetti!barilla_pasta_DSC0057Anthony and I had an unplanned dinner at home on Friday (we’d planned to go out with Meredith, but her flight from NYC was stopped by Hurricane Arthur! Boo.).

We dug through our freezer and pantry to whip up a quick but delicious dinner. For the sauce, I simmered some canned tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic, herbs, and fresh basil.barilla_pasta_DSC0054Anthony took charge of the chicken — tenderizing it, crumbing it, and frying it up in some olive oil.barilla_pasta_DSC0059The result was simple and delicious. And healthy — thanks, Barilla!

Now it’s time to grab my umbrella and get out of here. Have a good one!

  • What type/brand of pasta do you usually buy?
  • Last time you went on a running date?
  • Tell me the most random thing on your mind right now.

10 thoughts on “a run date fueled by barilla plus pasta

  1. I used to go on running dates quite frequently; great way to run around D.C. with good company and still manage to get my workout in and then not feel guilty if a good plate of pasta was to follow.

    • so funny, because i originally had it as one word, but then it was auto-corrected to two. never trust the robots.

  2. I love that you referenced Kenan and Kel
    My last running was a few weeks ago. Ryan likes short and fast, and I like long and slower, so we have a really hard time keeping an even pace.

    • yeah, anthony and i are typically about the same pace for easy runs, but he smokes me when it comes to (shorter) races! he also prefers shorter training runs so sometimes i’ll pick him up for a few miles and then do the rest later. whatever works! and yeah, idk why kenan and kel were on my mind at 5 am today.

  3. First of all, love the new look of the blog!! MY hubby and I had our last running date when we ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler! The noodles look great, I may have to try them. I typically use the whole grain noodles from Trader Joes!

  4. All I eat is barilla plus! So good! Most random thing is how I was thinking how crazy it is that high fructose corn syrup is in everything! So awful for you!