This week’s dinner menu

by lachicaruns on

Had another productive week, logging the miles on my training plan and doing most of my cross training. I even used the foam roller and stretched. Yes, that big of a good doobie.

The trend continued this morning when my runner friends and I headed out for four, five, eight, 10 miles on a snowy, windy day with a 19-degree windchill.

Brr doesn’t even begin to cover it.

The sidewalks were mostly covered in ice, making the run even more fun.

There was a lot of ice on our run this morning.

There was a lot of ice on our run this morning.

We soldiered on through the Michigan State University campus and eventually reaching semi-plowed paved trails.

lachicaruns msu river

On the banks of the Red Cedar…

With our favorite statue.

With our favorite statue.

I should admit that we almost turned around at the two-mile mark but we were feeling pretty good and kept going. Good thing, too, because the schedule called for 10 and we did catch up to — and run with — some of our favorite Team Playmakers runners. The rest of the week is taper.

And this is why we went 10 miles today.

And this is why we went 10 miles today.

Now here I sit, still trying to thaw out but glad we got our long run in before next week’s Gazelle Girl Half Marathon. In the meantime, I’m trying to adopt this attitude:

different kinds of good weather

I did plan next week’s meals, so I have that going for me. If you’re new, here’s how I make my list.

  • Spanish rice (with tomatoes, green peppers and onions), garlic toast. Here’s a similar recipe.
  • Goulash, green salad. Here’s a similar recipe.
  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
  • Pizza (yes, again)
  • Chicken fajitas (I thaw frozen chicken in a zip-top baggie with Zesty Italian dressing, grill it and cut it up for the fajitas. I also cut up onions with red and green peppers, wrap them up in foil and grill them. Serve with cheese, salsa, guacamole and tortillas.)

What’s on tap for next week? Have you tried any new recipes recently?

Written by: lachicaruns

My name is Gisgie. It's pronounced geese (like the birds) and gee (like the letter). Now that we've met, I'm glad you're here. I'm an injury-prone runner who manages to find reasons to keep coming back to the road despite ongoing challenges. Most recently, I've struggled with piriformis syndrome. I'm currently winning. Most days.



I’m with you. The snow is gross already. But I was thinking that if this were January we’d think it was mild out. We’re all ticked off because it shouldn’t be this way in April. Oh well. You meals sound great. I used to make fajitas all the time and somehow dropped it from the rotation. I need to add them back!


I’m not a big fan of winter but I’ve learned to tolerate it because I prefer to run outside. I’ve invested in nicer gear and that’s helped a ton. Glad to hear you got an idea for your menu!


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