Running at the Park/Quinoa
This is part of my usual running route at Memorial Park with some pretty purple wild flowers. This was taken on a quiet, rainy day.
Monday I ran 12 miles and ate 2 yummy Gu gels - peanut butter and chocolate outrage. The next day I ran 8 easy miles. My dog joined me for 2. Today I ran 10 with 6 faster miles. Although I usually run alone, there are usually lots of runners at the park. The other day, I tried to keep up with some Army runners who were doing a timed test. All three runners passed me, but I was able to keep one in sight. He looked like he was doing an easy run, but I was not! When I'm trying to run fast, it helps to try to keep up with the speedsters!
This is a salad I ate at America's this week. It was so good that I had to take a picture of it so that I would remember how to make it. On a bed of mixed greens was quinoa, grilled chicken, red peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, papaya, cheese and lemon vinaigrette. You could easily make something similar and just use what you happen to have on hand for a good and healthy meal. In fact, maybe I should make some of that right now!