Uff. I barely made it here today, but I chose to take my own advice and use a menu from a previous week.
Today was great, really.
Started out my day with my runner friends, including Jessi, who is also a Skirt Sports ambassador captain so we had to show off our duds.
I didn’t have a plan (bad idea), so I ended up running 11 miles with my Team Playmakers pace group, including a newer runner named Jen who was running her first 11 miler. My running mentors Janet and Brandess each helped us reach that goal, but I am beat.
Brandess, who coaches for Team P, was our entertainment at our first (and therefore also last) water station, featuring karaoke and some dance moves I hadn’t seen since 1997.
Janet kept Jen and I on task, reminding us to fuel, drink Gatorade and water, and chatting away to distract us. Some pearls of wisdom were handed down, I’m sure, but I was a bit delirious and the memories are vague. (Drama queen, much?)
The weather was great for a Saturday morning long run and Team Playmakers’ up-to-20-mile community run was well-attended with about 300 runners. I am very glad that I got to participate and that I didn’t have to run 20 miles today.
Lots of family stuff going on the rest of the day and I’m now settling down for the night (is it socially acceptable to go to bed at 8:30?), so here’s a menu I shared about a month ago, something I turn to when I don’t have a lot of time but also want to make sure I plan the week’s meals:
- Burgers on the grill, baked fries, corn
- Tacos, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, salsa
- Bowtie pasta, meat sauce, green salad, rolls
- Enchiladas, shredded lettuce, tomatoes
- Cranberry chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
RECIPE (Source: www.workingmom.com):
6 boneless chicken breast halves
1 can (16 oz.) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. curry powder
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Place chicken in 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish coated with spray. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine other ingredients. Spoon over chicken. Bake uncovered, 20-25 minutes.
Did you do your long run today? What do you feed your familia on weeks when you don’t have time to plan ahead very well?