Once again you may wonder what…another wild rice salad? You may be wondering, “What makes your salad so much better than all the others over the world wide web Karen”? To be honest, I don’t really have an answer except that my guests loved it, it’s pretty, and it’s healthy.
Remember when I mentioned our summer has been a bit cruel this year? This week was no different! I don’t know about you, but heating up the kitchen for even 5 minutes isn’t very appealing to me and probably most of you.
It’s no secret, I love my salads. I love kale, arugula, spinach, mixed greens…you name it. In fact, my brother-in-law recently said I was going to turn into a leave of kale since he witnessed me front and center during our re-model making my green smoothies sometimes twice daily during when I was without my kitchen. It’s a known fact, I love vegetables of every color and texture, and I love creating the perfect little combo bite with each one of them. I aim for 6 fistfuls of them a day.
I have really been enjoying salads for dinner lately! You? Summer is a perfect time for #summersalads especially since I hear half the United States has been under a severe Heat Wave! And that’s no joke!
How many other runners struggle with getting in enough protein when they are training for marathons? I understand we need about .8 x our body weight in ounces as an athlete. So that means I need about 90 grams of good quality protein daily. GEEZ!
Do you ever just want our world to slow down? Are you craving simplicity? Sometimes when life gets busy, and I am on technology overload and I just wish for a simpler life! Big time!
Wednesday is probably my busiest day of the week for a variety of reasons all of which I love. My day always starts with a run very early in the morning and depending on the season, before the sun rises. Summer is lovely though because most of the time when I venture out for my run between 5 and 5:30 am, the sun is coming up. It’s not too hot either and usually there is not much of a breeze. This past Wednesday was just perfect and I busted out 6 miles at an 8:40 pace. In fact, it was one of those progression runs that I executed just as planned. 2 miles at an easy 9 minute pace, 2 miles at 8:40 pace and my last 2 miles at an 8:25 pace, averaging 8:40. Not too shabby for a mid-fifty year old master female runner!
Last year we spent New Years in Chicago with my brother and his family. This year it was Christmas and it was magical. I have a hunch we’ll be making this a tradition as often as schedules allow😊.