It’s spring FINALLY and with that comes the usual crazy weather for Missouri! Wednesday was a prime example….it rained most of the day with tornado warnings for the evening…and then it cleared up. This had me pumped because I wanted to get my run in as soon as I got home from work. At 5:05, I bolted out of work, rushed home (the three miles I have to drive to work) and threw on my running clothes.
I don’t know what it was about this run but I felt great!! Maybe it was the fact that I was trying to beat the ominous black cloud that was heading my way along with the tornado warnings that had been on the news most of the day. I felt like I was flying though and I actually felt good while I was doing it. I use the Nike Running App on my phone and was excited to see that I broke one of my goals on it by running my fastest 1K in 5:43 and also the fastest mile in 9:37. I finished up with 1.87 miles at a 9’45” pace!!! Not too shabby if I do say so!
Next, I did the usual evening mom stuff of helping with homework (ugh….4th grade math is killing us) and making dinner. It was a quick easy dinner of homemade pizza rolls with raw baby carrots (with ranch to dip in) and a berry/spinach smoothie (shhh…don’t tell the kids about the spinach). Here is how I made the pizza rolls….SUPER EASY!!
Thursday was a slow dragging day at work….All I could think about was going home so I could do my run! I think my running bug has taken up residence again which is a great thing! Anyway, I got through the day, rushed home, threw my trust running clothes on and headed out. My goal was to get in at least 2 miles but it was cold and the wind was not helping. I decided to just stick to a slower pace and just DO IT!! Which I did….check it out…
I actually loved this run….I kept a steady pace and made sure I actually RAN the hills (I’m sooo bad about hitting a hill and then letting my brain talk me into walking it…ugh). I felt really good the whole run despite the cold and wind. Once I got back to the house, I was of course starving so I threw this salad together and it turned out amazing….I used spinach, Lemon-Herb tilapia (sautéed in olive oil), a half can of minced oysters (also sautéed in olive oil), some amazing chickpeas that I made (Here is the recipe for those….GREAT Pinterest find!) and a whole tomato cut up. I spiced the whole salad up by sprinkling some lemon pepper seasoning on it!!
DE-LISH!!!! I mean….look at it…Doesn’t it just look delightful? (Yes….I took a bite before I took the pic…I couldn’t wait…LOL…I told you I was starving!!)
There are just soooo many ways to dress up a salad. What’s your favorite thing to put on a salad??