We brought the grill back in a big way tonight. I’m all about find meatless options for grilling. Plus a lot of grill meat is the stuff I don’t like anyways — hot dogs, brats, steak, etc. I was inspired by this recipe from Eating Well to incorporate some grilled corn-on-the-cob.
I think there’s a way to do it without foil as well so you can get those cute grill marks, but I didn’t have time to get into that tonight.
- Romaine lettuce
- Leftover stir fry rice
- Black beans
- Grilled corn, red pepper, onion, & jalapeño
- A few tortilla chips
The only thing I was missing was an avocado. *sigh*
Since my life is super rough, I am officially without a gym today (minus our apartment gym). Poor me.
Isn’t my neighborhood just terrible to run in?
Kevin stayed home today. I actually talked him into it. In his current class, every other week is a super heavy homework week. And this week’s the bad one. Boo. It was so nice having him free last Saturday!
I tried a random path and found this little crik – well, that’s what we’d call it back in Minnesota. Haha. It’d be a fun place to throw Boyd in!!
I turn around when I saw the coyote sign.
Oh my berry. That run was an eye-opener that I’ve lost some of my outdoor running prowess. Haha. I was slow. I was so slow that while I was running, I thought to myself I am not posting THIS time on my blog. But of course I’m going to. I’ll even bold it. I ran 4.15 miles in 37:23. Almost exactly a lousy 9 minute pace. In my defense, I walk/jogged/warmed-up the first mile. Mile 2 was about 8:45, Mile 3 was about 8:30, and Mile 4 was under 8. So at least we were doing negative splits here, people! :) Don’t ask me why we’ve been running at the gym so much when the weather’s been decent even by my standards. It’s just convenient, especially if we’re not in the same “running mood.” Plus we have the WODs to think of. Haha.
So I’m going to get back on my game. I’ve been waffling on a 15k for Saturday morning. I’d like to do it, but it doesn’t work great with our schedule. However….
So Kevin and I are thinking about running the HALF! A few months ago, I was considering doing the full, but I obviously haven’t been training for it. Actually, the longest race I’ve EVER done was the Frosty’s Frozen 10 so it wouldn’t hurt me to do a half first. The WODs have been taking away from my long runs a little bit lately, but hopefully they will make up for it by making me stronger! Now’s the perfect time to do a little distance running since I’m mourning the loss of our gym! Has anyone ever run this one? They have like every distance at the same time. It’s crazy!
One last little thing:
Is it okay that I was inspired by a 6-year-old? Cakies is one of my must-reads, and this is where one of her daughters requested to spend her birthday with her family. How cool is that? Her daughter got the idea to say in a hotel from the children’s book character, Eloise, who lives in the Plaza Hotel. You’ll have to read the whole post because it’s so adorable!
The hotel in the picture is the Saguaro in Palm Springs. I love it so much. It reminds me of my favorite children’s book – like the chic, sleek, grown-up version. I think I need to go for my birthday!
What’s your favorite hotel you’ve ever been to? I’m not really sure. I do kinda love staying at hotels though, and it was definitely a treat as a child.
Any favorite grill recipes? Especially vegetables/fruit, etc.