I went running yesterday morning before work with a friend, and it was definitely not easy! We ran for 37 minutes (not including the part where we walked up a hill….) and definitely no faster than a 9 min/mile pace. It is frustrating to not be able to run as fast and far as I could before my injury, but I still got that euphoric endorphin rush at the end and then I remembered that I don’t run to be the fastest; I run because it makes me feel good. (Although, running fast and kicking butt at the end of a triathlon is really fun!)
After my run, I was craving CARBS!
Ezekiel english muffin topped with a mashed banana and cinnamon. This definitely hit the spot! However, I didn’t feel like this was going to hold me over throughout my 4 hour shift, so I also ate some avocado slices before I left. Random? Yes. Satisfying? Oh, yeah!
After work I made some salmon and veggies.
I sauteed red pepper, zucchini, and spinach. I also made a yogurt sauce with greek yogurt, fresh lime juice, avocado, and black pepper. Very fresh and delicious!
At 6 PM, my roommate and I went to a local food tapas tasting contest! About a dozen restaurants had their chefs create a dish using at least one ingredient grown locally, and for $10, we got to try all of them!
Starting with the taco and going clockwise-ish: taco with chicken, mango, and onions; seared tuna with basil; corn soup with red peppers; tomato, basil and mozzarella panini; blueberry tart; tomato sauce topped with a grit cake, chicken, and peach sauce; squash salad with feta over spinach; fried zucchini with tomato sauce; cornmeal crusted shrimp over fingerling potato with basil; and bruschetta with mozzarella, tomato, and basil.
My favorites on this plate were the tuna, the blueberry tart (local blueberries = delicious!!), and the squash salad. But the one that I voted for isn’t pictured because it went straight to my mouth rather than my plate — fig stuffed with marscapone cheese drizzled with a balsamic glaze and topped with pecans. HOLY YUM!