Hey friends! Thank you for your great comments and questions on my 7 Common Nutrition Myths post from yesterday. If you missed it, check it out! Also, one of the first comments asks my thoughts on going gluten free, so give that a look – might have to do a post on that in the future!
It’s been another busy week over here – especially because Matt and I leave tomorrow morning for Charleston! We’re excited for the weekend away – and our half marathon!
Speaking of running – guess who FINALLY made it back to the track this week?! Yep. Track Tuesday happened.
I hadn’t been in 3 weeks due to the 2 weeks of holidays (I was here and could have gone, but to be honest, I just didn’t want to – sleeping in and then going running in the sunshine with Matt or friends was more appealing) and then last week’s ridiculously freezing temps. On Tuesday morning it was in the 20’s – I could handle that. 🙂 Didn’t feel bad at all once we got moving!
After warming up (I ran about a half mile), our coaches had us do two 10 minute threshold pace runs with a couple minutes rest in between. Threshold pace basically means it’s a fast pace for you and not perfectly comfortable, but not so fast that you are losing your form and/or dying. We finished the workout with 1 mile of the same. Great workout – my watch doesn’t include my warm up or my cool down, just the workout, so I probably ended up covering about 4.5 miles total.
Since this is the week before a race, I’ve been keeping things low key otherwise. No boot camp this week and only one early morning workout (the track group) so I could catch up on sleep! On Monday and Wednesday my coshared office space buddy Laura and I went to noon yoga as a nice break in the workday. Wednesday’s class was especially amazing – very calming. (See also: Why I Love Yoga.)
This afternoon’s plan is a low key 4 mile shakeout run with my high school BFF Jenny. It’s cold but sunny – my favorite for running!
It was packed with veggies, which I loved – kale, onion, mushrooms, and peppers!
Loved the tomato sauce, too – you guys know I love me some tomato sauce. 🙂 (See also these super easy dinner faves from the archives: Saucy Tomato and Spinach Chicken and Saucy Tomato and Artichoke Chicken. Apparently I really like describing recipes as “saucy.”)
Once the veggies were soft, Matt broke the eggs on top and popped the whole pan in the oven – such a cool idea!
Ready to eat. Served with some unpictured garlicky toast – yum.
While Matt was whipping up that dinner, I was throwing together a quick packed lunch for myself. Baby kale + quinoa tabouleh + peppers + feta + cilantro + hummus. With some crunchy sweet potato chips too because I need crunch for a meal to be satisfying!
For snacks that day, I packed a couple clementines and a Larabar.
While I’m talking about lunch – have those of you that are in DC been to Surfside taco stand yet? The Dupont one is near where I work and my coshared office buddies have been talking it up for awhile so we checked it out together on Tuesday. So good! And also apparently open 24 hours a day, which is kind of intense but apparently people need tacos at all hours of the night.
I went for 2 of the “Negril” tacos – blackened tilapia on corn tortillas with spicy cabbage, avocado and chili ranch dressing – and one of their vegetarian “Malibu” tacos – roasted wild mushrooms on blue corn tortillas with sautéed spinach, slow roasted tomatoes, chipotle crema and cotija cheese. Three was too much so I didn’t finish this – I’d stick with two next time – but they were delicious! My only complaint is if you only get two tacos you have the get the same kind. Lame – I like variety!
Also delicious: True Food Kitchen. I went there last night with my high school girls Jenny and Lara and it hit the spot, as always. I’m obsessed with their quinoa salad with steelhead (basically salmon).
And we shared their cranberry almond cake for dessert. I wanted to try the chia pudding but shockingly my dinner-mates thought chia pudding sounded gross. 😉 The horror! Sorry for the blurry/grainy photo – it was super dark in there.
Time to get back to work before taking that sunshine running break – I’m looking forward to it already. 🙂
Have a great day!
What’s the best thing you ate so far this week?