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hometown run + home-cooked meal

After a whirlwind trip to New Orleans, I was ready to come home to the streets of Nashville!IMG_4873I dragged myself out of bed just in time to meet up with East Nasty for our usual Wednesday run.IMG_4870I did 3.5 with the group and 3 more solo. After three days of gym time/treadmill running, it felt really nice to get outside again. 55-degree temps didn’t hurt, either :)IMG_4871I’m taking it pretty easy this week because I ran a lot of miles last week. Plus, I have a 10k coming up this Saturday and need to rest up!

Not only was a hometown run awaiting me when I got back from NOLA — a home-cooked meal was, too!pork tacosWe recently signed up for a CSA (more on that later) and were wondering what the heck to do with a pork shoulder steak. I found this recipe for Spanish-style pork shoulder tacos. And though I think Guy Fieri is really obnoxious he also strikes me as someone who would know how to make a good taco. So we went for it.

And it was good! A nice change from our usual chicken/bean tacos with lots of garlic and spice.pork tacosFor the corn tortillas and traditional crema, I stopped by El Jaliciense. A 36-pack of corn tortillas cost $1.80… ¡trato hecho!corn_tortillas_DSC0038Next time, I think we need to pan-fry the tortillas in butter to make them moist and toasty — ours were a little on the dry side. Because melty butter makes everything better.pork tacosAnd that’s it for now, amigos! I might be back later with a bread post.

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3 thoughts on “hometown run + home-cooked meal

  1. WOW! That picture of the dinner table looks like it is from a magazine! Amazing! Yum! I am so jealous you have a CSA, I would love to be a part of one, will have to look into it.

    I am starting my tapering now, so the mileage is coming down for Chicago, but mine will only come down to about 65…..haha so that would be incredibly high for most people, not sure I can comment. My coach does believe in the importance of cycling during a segment though, so every 3-4 weeks I come down about 10 miles. Good plan with resting up for your 10k, I am sure you will feel fresh and ready to go :)

    • wow, 65 IS a lot of mileage! i don’t know if i could do that without getting injured. the highest i ever hit was 75, and i felt like death and didn’t do well on race day. i think mileage is definitely a personal thing — different for everyone!