Hi friends! What’s shakin’?
It’s beautiful here in DC today – we seem to have gone back to spring after yesterday’s crazy heat! Whew. I slogged through a track workout yesterday morning and man, the humidity definitely made it tougher than usual.
Yesterday’s workout was a pyramid workout – we started with a 400 (one lap around the track), then briefly rested, then did 800 (two laps), rest, 1200, rest, and finally 1600 (4 laps – 1 mile). I was feeling really worn out yesterday (the adorable miss Zara decided she really wanted to play at 4 a.m. and wouldn’t leave me alone, awesome), so our coach had me finish with three 400’s instead of coming back down the pyramid. I worked on making them speedy and finished feeling pretty good! The times on my watch above are for the workout only – not the rest or my warm up/cool down jog.
Refuel: high protein flour free breakfast pancake FTW. Plus water and an unpictured whole milk latte, obviously.
On the dinner front, I threw together a crazy easy meal on Monday that I thought some of you might like to try. I call it “Lazy (Wo)Man’s Salsa Chicken.”
Step 1: place raw chicken breasts in a greased pan over medium to medium high heat and dump salsa on top.
Step 2: Place an enormous amount of fresh baby spinach on top and put a lid on it.
Step 3: Wait until chicken is fully cooked through (I think it took about 10 minutes?) and spinach is wilted.
Step 4: Eat. On Monday I served mine atop some leftover roasted potatoes, but yesterday I had the leftovers for lunch atop 90 second brown rice and that was really good, too! Add a little extra salsa if it’s too dry.
Easy and tasty gets two big thumbs up in my book. Give it a shot and let me know how you like it!
Have a great day, guys! And if you like this “recipe”, here are some other similar really fast and easy ones to try from the archives. These would also work with firm tofu, too, for my vegan friends!