It’s National Running Day!
It’s a day to reflect on your love of running or make the decision to lace up and give running a try for the first time!
In honor of today’s “holiday”, I took a complete rest day yesterday just to have fresh legs for a good run this morning.
I haven’t determined how many miles I will run but I did register for the Rock N Roll Marathon Series Fun Virtual Run where if you run more than a 5k today, you will receive a virtual medal.
I encourage you to sign up and run too! Click here for more info.
I have been working on putting together some running posts for beginners since I have received a few emails and comments with questions asking for advice and tips. If you have anything specific you would like to see me cover in these posts, please let me know!
Not only is it National Running Day, it is also What I Ate Wednesday.
Since I eat to run and I run to eat, the two go very well together….
So I have this little issue.
I like to add a handful of fresh blueberries to the pot of oatmeal while it cooks but then I slowly pick them all out and eat them before they actually make it into the bowl (or jar) for the actual meal.
So why do I bother to add them? I know I can easily just eat the blueberries out of the container but that’s not as fun.
It’s just like how I enjoy picking raisins out of the raisin bread, picking raisins or granola clusters out of a box of cereal or seeking out all of the cookie dough in a container of ice cream.
No big deal, really. I just add more blueberries on top. Okay, so the big deal is that I have no portion control on blueberries in my house which wouldn’t be a problem if they weren’t so pricey. And while I am complaining, even when blueberries aren’t pricey, when you have no control and go through containers every other day, you are constantly in the grocery store for more.
Proof that my favorite chick pea and avocado salad really is a portable lunch that you can make in advance.
Normally when we go to the beach we walk up to the one of the restaurants for lunch (Gino’s) but on Sunday we opted to bring our lunch.
I just packed it up in the cooler and it stayed perfect without even getting all messy inside the container. It was a perfect beach meal since it doesn’t leave you overly stuffed which is the worst feeling to have when sitting outside in a bathing suit.
I usually pack fruit for the beach as well but when my son comes with me, it’s all about extra packaged snacks that are portable and not messy.
I told you the other day that my plan was to make the barbeque ranch salad from The Cheesecake Factory myself this week for dinner.
I have eaten this salad two nights in a row. I am obsessed. I know I have already done a post on how simple this salad is to copycat but I will tell you again.
Black beans, corn, chopped up tomato, cucumber, lettuce, avocado topped off with Trader Joe’s onion rings. If you eat chicken, just chop some grilled chicken up and throw it on in.
I honestly don’t think it needs much in the way of dressing. The flavors all combined, especially with the onion rings, is really enough. I use a drop of barbeque sauce if anything.
You need to make it. Like tonight.
A true friend gives you all of her overripe bananas even when you tell her she should keep them and make her own peanut butter banana ice cream.
I diced them all up, froze them in a Ziploc bag and then blended them with PB2. The ice cream is sitting nicely in my freezer where it will remain until after my birthday.
I have yet to finalize my birthday cake/dessert for tomorrow night but I think I have decided what’s taking place this evening:
I think. Don’t hold me to it just yet. I take dessert selection rather seriously especially when it involves my birthday.
I scoped out The Bakery (yes, the bakery is actually called The Bakery) and I am pretty sure those seriously chocolate fudge frosted cupcakes are calling my name.
I will let you know tomorrow!
Finish the sentence: I run for_________________
Are you known for picking the good stuff out of ice cream containers?
What do you pack to eat when at the beach?
Cupcakes: Vanilla or chocolate frosted? Chocolate all the way but part of me wouldn’t mind a bite of the vanilla. Just a bite is enough.