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latest runs & eats

Finally, clear skies! 1104150623Easy run today. I have another fitness adventure on the schedule for this evening (I know, it must be extra special to make me get my heart rate up past 4 pm) so this morning I just got out there to feel the fresh air. And admire all of the leftover Halloween candy wrappers. 1104150623bSide note: When you were a kid, did you eat candy while trick-or-treating? I always remember waiting until I got home to carefully display and sort all of my candy, and then I would finally eat a piece…

Anyways. Back to that running thing! Here are some shots from Monday’s run:1102150621For some reason this run felt tougher than it should have been (maybe I was tired from Sunday’s hike?) — my hamstrings felt like old, crusty rubber bands. But anyways, I just stuck to an easy pace and did my thing.1102150627aI ended up covering almost seven miles. Good start to the week!

Tuesday I met up with Katie for yet another muggy run. No rain, but heavy fog! It was pretty neat to look at, actually.1103150619aWe had a lot to catch up on, so the miles flew by. I didn’t realize how far I ran! I’ll be taking it easy the next few days before my half marathon this weekend. Katie is racing, too — good luck!1103150641Onto the latest kitchen creations… starting with salmon!teriyaki_salmon_brussel_sprouts_DSC0028Cook Smarts had a teriyaki-style salmon recipe on the menu this week that sounded quite tasty. And it was!teriyaki_salmon_brussel_sprouts_DSC0029This dish looks fancy but I promise it was easy. I prepped the sprouts and made the sauce and rice on Sunday; on Monday, I just tossed the salmon and brussel sprouts in the oven for 25 minutes. Then you brush them both with the teriyaki sauce and sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Done!teriyaki_salmon_brussel_sprouts_DSC0034Another interesting new dish on the menu lately: meatloaf!! Warning: for those of you grossed out by the joy of meatloaf, you might want to skip the close-up shot at the end 😉homemade_meatloaf_and_salad_DSC1271I made a pretty huge batch of this beef/veggie meatloaf — so by the second or third day of eating it, I had to put the rest in the freezer for another time. There’s only so much meatloaf one can handle. I think I took these photos on day 3, when I was obviously more into making an enormous salad than eating meatloaf. But anyways.homemade_meatloaf_and_salad_DSC1269What’s in this mystery meatloaf? Grass-fed organic ground beef (thank you, Consumer Reports), chard, carrots, onion, and breadcrumbs. See? Not that scary.homemade_meatloaf_and_salad_DSC1276Bonus info: latest entertainment! Per a recommendation from reader Katie, Anthony and I have been watching The Grinder this week and it is hilarious. Grinder rests.

  • Meatloaf: Scary or wonderful?
  • Halloween candy: eat it on the go, or wait until you get home?
  • Are you done racing for the fall, or do you have a late race in the season?

7 thoughts on “latest runs & eats

  1. Meatloaf is always a good idea and there are endless variations to try so I say wonderful.

    I would always wait to eat my Halloween candy because I had to prove that I collected the most and then trade others for the Paydays and Almond Joys (yes, I was a weird kid)

    I have St. Jude the first weekend in December and then I’m done for a little while!

  2. I’m really surprised there hasn’t been even a mention of your love for the end of daylight savings time. Perhaps a haiku or something to commemorate the occasion.

  3. I’m a vegetarian now. but even as a kid I found meatloaf to be scary. My mother always tried to justify it as a hamburger in loaf foam, but I was never convinced. No amount of ketchup could save it for me.

  4. Definitely ate Halloween candy throughout the entire process. No shame!

    Have a 15K on the books for this Sunday and MAYBE running a half in December (in Vegas!) … But TBD … Depends on if I can get a cheap flight! :)

  5. I LOVE veggie meatloaf, but it’s so rare to find it at restaurants.
    Halloween candy: eat it immediately
    I have 4 more races this year…eek!