I hope your weekend was a great one. Utah decided to join the spring bandwagon again and so we spent a lot of time outside the past two days.
We started off the morning getting out of our comfort zone and making waffles instead of our normal pancakes.
We did a whole lot of randomness all day long and then we went over to Megan’s house for dinner. I was in charge of the Cowboy Caviar and it is my new favorite—> it’s going to go great on my sweet potato nachos, chicken, salads… pretty much everything.
And anytime there is fresh corn involved in a recipe… I’m all in.
Megan’s Mom’s Amazing Black Bean Salsa
1 (15 oz.) can black beans drained and lightly rinsed
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (3 cobs)
2 medium tomatoes, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 red and 1 green pepper, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped red onions
1-2 fresh green serrano peppers (chopped and seedless)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup virgin olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground red chile pepper
3 avocados diced
Mix in a large bowl and chill until serving time!
We started off with chips and the above happiness and then had Megan’s amazing Cafe Rio salad copycat and amazing sweet potato fries.
So Meg soaks her sweet potato fries for 30-60 minutes before baking them because it makes them more crispy if you start with this step. She is a smart one.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A MELONA POPSICLE? They bought them at an Asian market and wow. This flavor tasted like a starburst popsicle, it will be a summer staple for us.
We also saw the cousins and how can a little dude running over to you with the biggest grin not put you in the best mood?
And the kiddos practiced their b-ball skills.
This was quite an excellent thing to come home to Saturday after my tempo run.
Plaid… that whale…the color scheme… the Boston theme… they are almost too pretty to wear;) While I wish I was going to be at Boston this year, I have some pretty amazing memories from last year and these shoes will keep reminding me of those.
A little more shoe talk—> I’ve been wearing my PureCadence 5s for my speed work again. When I slipped on the PureCadences not too long ago it was like a reunion with a best friend after a little time apart (I’m weird about my shoes, I know). I’ll keep using the Launch 3s and I can’t wait to try out the GTS 16s for easy runs and long runs. I feel like my body has always responded best to the Pure line as far as speed/tempo/races go so I’m happy for our time together again. We runners are sure picky about our gear right?
Monday: 7 miles @ 8:05 average pace.
Tuesday: 3 x 2 mile repeats with .5 mile recoveries. Average pace for the repeats—> 6:22. 12 miles total with w/u and c/d.
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:45 average pace.
Thursday: 10 miles @ 7:53 average pace.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:25 pace.
Saturday: 10 miles total with 6 miles @ 6:25 pace.
50 miles total for the week. This next week of training will be a little interesting because I will be out of town for part of the week. I’ll have to combine some speed work with my long run and get it done towards the beginning of the week.
I think I might have a track star on my hands… she doesn’t mind running around in circles continually as fast as she possible can. She even asked my mom to count.
Three highlights from your weekend?
Who ran track in high school or college? Who uses the track often now?
What was your best run last week?
How many different shoes do you rotate through? What’s your go-to running shoe right now?