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friendly race + chicken tortilla soup {recipe}

Hello! How was your weekend? I’ll admit it was a bit tough to wake up this Monday morning… but, as always, I’m glad I (eventually) got out there.IMG_4168Anthony joined me for a breezy 6.5 miles in Shelby Park. I don’t think he loved running up the hill to get to this bridge, but I know he’s secretly thankful for it deep down…IMG_4167We kept it slow for the first mile, but then picked up the pace! Stopping for an awkward photo opp along the way. Give me a break. It was 6 a.m.IMG_4164We raced the last half mile for a fast finish. A little friendly competition is always good for a relationship :). Anthony won, obviously. Remember this post I wrote about why guys are faster than girls?IMG_4169Even though I “lost,” I’m still pretty pleased with our average pace.IMG_4171And that’s Monday so far! Back to Sunday… since we spent most of yesterday tackling the mountain of unpacked boxes, I thought ahead for once and made an easy slow-cooker dinner so that we could 100% focus on chores. Yay, chores!chicken_tortilla_soup_DSC0056And yay, chicken tortilla soup. Simple, spicy, and delicious.chicken_tortilla_soup_DSC0054

I even wrote down the recipe to remember for next time. Here it is:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (Serves 4-6)

  • 3 chicken breasts, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 chile in adobo sauce, diced
  • 2 ounces green chile peppers (half of a 4 oz can)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, greek yogurt/sour cream, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips

Directions: Throw everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hours, take out the chicken and shred with a fork. Put it back in the slow cooker, and cook it all on low for another 3-5 hours.

Enjoy!chicken_tortilla_soup_DSC0050And that’s all I’ve got for you right now! Hope your week is off to a good start.

  • Last time you passed a guy in a race/on a run? How did it feel? :)
  • Favorite slow cooker recipe?
  • Homeowners: How long did it take you to officially “settle in” to your abode?


7 thoughts on “friendly race + chicken tortilla soup {recipe}

  1. 1. I love your table set-up. It feels so homey!
    2. Your salt and pepper shakers are awesome
    3. I had a track workout this morning and opted to sleep in instead which means I will be fighting the humidity at 5:30pm. Gah! So good job waking up that early!
    4. I love passing guys on the trail, in races. :) Sometimes I’ll get friendly competition on the trails and we take turns passing each other.

  2. That Tortilla Soup looks super yummy! I’ve made a great turkey and spinach lasagne in the slow cooker. Super easy, nutritious and delicious!

  3. I actually had two guy friends that ran my first half marathon with me. They are much older around 30 with kids but nevertheless young guys and I totally passed them. One ran it in 3:00 and the other did 2:30. I finished in 2:08!!! Yay it felt good to pass up guys!!