Tonight I ran after work at my usual park, and it was already dark by the time I got there. I absolutely love running in the dark; particularly when it's chilly out, which it was. For some reason when I run in these conditions I feel like I gain more clarity, and work out more in my head than I do otherwise.
I've really got to get something reflective to wear at night. At the Women's Running expo I bought a strobe light clip, which I of course forgot to bring but will now immediately go put in my gym bag. I'm still thinking I need a shirt in that blindingly neon yellow/green that is so popular right now. That should do the trick.
Per my *marathon!!* training plan, I ran three miles tonight at a 10:30 pace. My legs felt really, really good tonight. I'm over the soreness from the half last weekend and I can tell I'm gaining some strength back.
We just finished up the leftovers from the Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup that I made for Halloween and man that stuff is tasty. I meant to share this recipe earlier but forgot.
Make this. Soon. You will thank me.
The cast of characters:
- black beans
- canned pumpkin
- vegetable broth
- chile powder
- salt and pepper
You basically throw it all in the crock pot and set it on low. I set mine to 10 hours so that it was just finishing up when I got home from work. I was actually shocked at how good this was. I am a meat-lovin girl, and feel like it's not really a meal without some form of beef, chicken, or fish. But the hubs and I didn't even miss the meat in this.
It was uber filling and such a comfort food.... AND it's actually really nutritious! Love some good for you comfort food.
And now for some Breaking Bad Season 3. Why do I always get hooked on a show right before, or right after, it ends?? Friends, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, Lost.... I could go on. But we just got Netflix and I will blame our newfound addiction on that.
- Do you have a favorite vegetarian dish?
- Favorite TV show, current or off-air?