So, we are combining posts here today. It’s going to be a little bit Last Night’s Dinner, a little Running Monday (it’s monday right?). I ran 12 miles on Saturday and although the run went pretty smoothly, I’ve been hurting these past few days. Whew! My legs are sore!! This week looks like this…
This up coming weekend would be a good weekend to plan a half marathon race, but I couldn’t find one in the area that worked out for me. Erin and I will be running a half marathon next month in NJ though. It should be really fun. I love race weekends. It is always good to plan to run a smaller race before your actual planned race. No matter what length. Well maybe not for a 5k. But if you are running a 10k, find a 5k before. Or if you are running a half marathon find a 10k to run. It is good to learn what works and what doesn’t work for you on race day. What to eat, what to wear, etc…
With all this running I have had a crazy appetite. I have been trying to make sure to eat healthy and meals that have lots of protein. I have been making lots of soups to save for lunches throughout the week. A little while ago Annie asked me to do a guest post for her while she was loving on her new little baby and I shared one of these soup recipes.
Minestrone with Arugula and Spinach
1 Tbs. Olive oil
2/3 cup of chopped carrots
2/3 cup of chopped celery
2/3 cup of chopped onion
1 tsp. light brown sugar
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 bay leaf
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz. Vegetable broth
1 15oz. can of cannellini beans
1 cup of uncooked Whole Wheat elbow macaroni
3 cups of arugula and spinach chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat oil in pan. Add celery, carrots and onion. Cook 2-3 mins.
2. Stir in tomato paste, brown sugar, paprika and bay leaf. Cook 1 more min.
3. Add diced tomatoes with juice, broth, beans, macaroni and 1.5 cups of water.
4. Stir and cook all together until elbows are al dente.
5. Stir in arugula and spinach. Cook till they are just starting to wilt. Maybe a min.
6. Salt and Pepper to taste.
7. Serve hot and with some bread.
Keeps me fueled and energized for evening runs.