Sunday- Rest Day
Monday morning workout- 2 mile run
Saturday was a super busy day, after class Adrian and I went to our favorite burger joint, One Burger. They have a terrific selection, of burgers, sides and desserts.
The décor is very minimalist, which I love.
And their organic veggie burger is to die for! I ordered a side of sweet potato fries along with my meal.
After running a few errands we relaxed at home until our friends Kat and Mark came over to make Mark’s famous lentils and pasta.
The ingredients were:
· 1 pound dried lentils
· Six tablespoons of extra virgin
olive oil (Italian olive oil would be
· 2 very ripe roma tomatoes or ½
· 1 cup small pasta (Datini,
Macaroni or even small shells
· 1 Carrot
· 1 Stalk Celery
· 1 Onion
· 1 Garlic Clove
· 1 Bay Leaf (Turkish if available)
· A heavy pinch of dried thyme
· Black Pepper and Salt to taste
First we made the “sofrito” with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, bay leaf, thyme, marjoram and olive oil.
Then we added water and lentils. After they boiled for a while, we added the pasta. When the dish was almost fully cooked, we added a little olive oil. Once we removed it from the stove, we let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.
To be honest, Mark did most of the cooking, and that is because is he excellent at it and enjoys it very much! I just watched and asked a few questions.
The end result was amazing:
We accompanied the dish with Mark’s home made Italian-American bread and wine
After the meal, we konad. Aren’t these super cute!! I’m obsessed with konad!!! We also spent ½ the time laughing at the name, I’m sure the wine help enhance the giggles!
A few more friends, Lyn, Manny, Cesar, Montsy and Ryan filtered in and out of my place until about 2:00am when we called it quits.
Sunday was a much needed rest day. My legs were a little sore from running 3 days in a row and I was super tired from the night before. The husband and I woke up just in time for lunch at my moms house:
· Pumpkin and squash mash
· Queso Blanco
My mom also made one of her staple drinks Mangosas…. or mango mimosas!
Dinner was pasta in pesto and dessert was m&ms and bread pudding.
As a good sport, I woke up fairly early this morning for a morning run.
It’s still difficult to run fast in the mornings, but right now I’m not too worried about time. I need to concentrate on adding miles every week so October’s half marathon isn’t as painful as the one in March!
Breakfast was very light:
· Stony Field Strawberry Smoothie
And a sweet midday snack.
Lunch was left over lentil and pasta. Thank you Mark and Kat!!
It’s amazing how light traffic is during the summer and parking was a breeze to find! I guess there are less kids taking classes the second half of the summer. At least I have my little blog to keep me occupied while I wait for class to start! Tonights workout is legs and back, I have not done a squat in 2 weeks…..I have a feeling tomorrows run will be painful!
What is your favorite leg workout? Mine is jump squats, and I love/hate lunges and calf raises.