My 9-miler was a success! The first couple miles, my asthma was acting up, but after settling into my pace, I felt better. (Don’t worry, I wouldn’t have kept going if it were really bad!) I ended up running a little over 9 miles in 1:33, averaging about a 10:20 minute per mile pace. One thing that I love about running is the mind-body connection: It requires so much pep-talking to get yourself through more challenging parts. When I first started running last winter, it definitely was not easy, but by becoming my own cheerleader and sticking with it, I’ve found that I really enjoy hitting the pavement on a nice day like today.
For part of the run, I was on a trail that parallels the Charles River. I love it because it seems so secluded and it feels like you aren’t even in a city. Who wouldn’t want to spend time here???
(I took these with my iPhone – sorry if they’re not the best quality)
I came home and was hungry for a snack. I dug into the edamame guacamole I made yesterday and used Kashi Original 7 Grain crackers for scooping. I am definitely making this recipe again!
Dave and I had plans to meet for a picnic at the park near his office, where we’ve gone a few times this summer. I had a couple ingredients in my fridge that I wanted to use up before they went bad. I decided that a vegetarian curried dish sounded perfect.
First, I sauteed some chopped onion, zucchini, summer squash and finely chopped jalapeno in a bit of olive oil.
Then, I added leftover grilled sweet potato wedges, chopped carrots and roasted eggplant to the pan. I let that all cook until it was heated through. Next, I threw in some canned diced tomatoes (juices and all) and lentils and let it cook for a bit.
I also added a couple handfuls of spinach and stirred the mixture until the leaves were wilted.
Curry powder, ginger and chili powder for flavor. I also added some salt and pepper to make sure I could taste all the flavors well.
I served it over brown rice. This meal was so delicious and easy! If I had been home, I would have topped it with plain greek yogurt, but since I was traveling, I thought it’d be best to just eat it as it was.
Sliced peach and blueberries for dessert! The peaches I bought this week could easily be the best peaches I’ve ever had. So juicy and sweet!
Dave & I had a nice picnic lunch. Isn’t this park adorable?!
I’ll miss our summer picnics!
After dropping Dave off at work, I headed over to my pedicure. As always, I went with pink. It’s just my color!
We have plans to go into Boston tonight for dinner with Dana and Greg. See you later for dinner!