Happy Friday! It’s the end of the week and I realized I have some miles and meals to catch up on. Starting with a double dose of street-side Pringles cans. Which flavor do you like better?These lovely containers (along with a variety of other junk food wrappers and bags) were spotted at… the TRACK! It’s been about five months since I tried to run in circles fast so yesterday I decided to give it a shot.Deep down I think I was excited to do a little speed session, but I woke up feeling very blah and the weather yesterday was even more blah. The thought of sprinting and counting too much was overwhelming so I kept my workout simple: three one-mile reps with a 90-second rest between each one, plus a half-mile warm up and a half-mile cool down. Looking back to an almost-identical workout from April 2015, I was only a little slower yesterday thanI was last year (6:45-ish miles yesterday, 6:35-ish miles in 2015)! Which was actually very surprising given that I haven’t done any speedwork/races since my marathon.
Anthony came to the track too. He likes to do shorter, faster reps. Look at him go!Four miles over before I knew it. Oh, and I also forgot to tell you about a run from Sunday. I guess Anthony and I got caught up in the run because this is the only photo I have from the five miles: Hoping that it warms up this weekend so that I can wear shorts again! The weather is being so fickle right now and it’s torture.
Other highlights of the week (how is it Friday already?!): Soup night! We hosted our church group over and each of the five couples brought their favorite soup to share. If you’re looking for a potluck idea, this was fun!
And the last meal on the Cook Smarts menu this week: Chicken yakitori. After marinating the chicken in a soy/ginger sauce in one of my favorite tupperwares, Anthony grilled it outside to get it nice and crispy. Snap peas, cabbage, and rice/quinoa on the bottom.This meal was pretty good but next time I’ll add Pringles 😉 Have a great weekend!
- Last time you felt “blah” about a run?
- Other fun potluck ideas? My group does potlucks every few weeks so I’m always looking for something new to try!
- Pringles: Pizza or BBQ?!