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!
I just love making salads and the possibilities are endless especially with all the seasonal produce coming in my CSA boxes and available at the Farmer’s Markets. Recently I had some beautiful haricot verts in my box and on the same day, I spotted a red daikon radish at our weekly market. SCORE!
Zucchini noodles are definitley a rage right now, and for good reason since everyone’s gardens are exploding with them. Just like many other summer squash fans, I am always looking for new recipes to create using this summer favorite!