Hello hello! It’s Thursday, which means we are one step closer to the weekend! I’m especially excited because I’ll be heading on a road trip to North Carolina where some Australian guy is waiting for me.
Since Anthony is out of town, I had to recruit some other guys to cheer me on at the track. They were not very vocal.I had a TOUGH workout today. Three miles at a 6:55-7:00 pace, three easy recovery laps, and then two more miles at 6:55-7:00.I remember doing this workout last summer and thinking it was really hard. Out of curiosity, I pulled up my splits from last year (which I measured in 0.25 mile reps)
and here are my splits from today (measured in 0.5 mile reps).
If you look at the average paces (or are geeky enough to do math to properly compare the two data sets) then it looks like I did better this time around! Woot. Plus it was sort of cool and overcast which helped Enough running and weather! Let’s talk about eggplant.
I had a lonely eggplant in my fridge and didn’t know what to do with it. So I decided to try making moussaka, a Greek creation I’ve always been curious about.Moussaka is sort of like lasagna, as in it involves layering a tomato/beef sauce with lots of cheese. But instead of noodles, you use eggplant! And there are some odd spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in it.What’s that white stuff on top? Bechemel sauce, which is basically butter and milk + flour.I stuck to the recipe pretty closely — all I did was cut the absurd amount of required butter in half and throw in some summer squash I also needed to get rid of. And also, I used mozzerella because I didn’t have any parmesan. And I didn’t use fines herbs, because who has that?
Okay, so maybe I didn’t really follow the recipe. Looking back, it seems like I was basically trying to empty my fridge into a 9×13 pan to see what happened.
I WANT to tell you this was delicious, but to be honest I don’t think I’m a fan of moussaka. It’s weirdly sweet yet meaty and greasy at the same time..and now, I have to eat a whole 9×13 pan of it, which means I will eat moussaka for the rest of 2014. At least I have sparkly delicious water to chug between bites And at least every time I eat my moussaka I smile and think of Moufasa.
Have a good day!
- Do you compare your past race/run times with current ones?
- Does anyone else think moussaka doesn’t taste very good?
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