Finally, clear skies! Easy 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. Side 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:For 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.I 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.We 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!Onto the latest kitchen creations… starting with salmon!Cook Smarts had a teriyaki-style salmon recipe on the menu this week that sounded quite tasty. And it was!This 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!Another 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 😉I 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.What’s in this mystery meatloaf? Grass-fed organic ground beef (thank you, Consumer Reports), chard, carrots, onion, and breadcrumbs. See? Not that scary.Bonus 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?