Happy birth month to me! #BethMonth has arrived and I’m so stoked to toe the line for a marathon this month. Plus, I’ll get to see my nephews in Nola. I plan to run straight to the beignets.
Run 148 miles. Holy big miles! My legs are a wee bit tired…
Bike Ok so I promise this is the last month with no bike miles. I have to prepare for our trip to see Le Tour.
Swim 7 miles. After the Frogman got canceled I lost my swim mojo a bit. I’ll be hitting the pool again this month for more great crosstraining. And guess what? I’m now a certified US Masters Swimming Coach!
Strength 3 sessions with the Tribe.
Races I was pretty happy to get the green light from Coach Mason to hop in a half marathon for a long run. I ran the Celebration Half Marathon yesterday (plus a couple of mile beforehand). I’ll post a recap tomorrow.
Current Reads I finished Americanah and Reconstructing Amelia. I enjoyed both, but I think I like Americnah a bit more. Reconstructing Amelia made a little sad. Kids can be cruel. I started The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s super intriguing so far.
Current Obsession Running. And marathons. And more running. All the running!
Current Song I am loving the Beibs song Love Yourself. It’s shameful, but I can’t help it. “My mama don’t like you and she likes everyone…”
Current Need I need a few new go-to easy recipes. I feel like the S.O. and I cook the same four meals over and over. Please share some with me!
Current Triumph 18 mile run last Tuesday and 15 mile run on Sunday. Whoa.
Current Bain of My Existence Nothing much. Life is good.
Current Goal Rock N Roll Nola Marathon…crush it!
Current Indulgence I may have gone a bit crazy on my drive home post half marathon/long run yesterday. Road trips are tough on me because I always want candy and snacks. I got sour gummy bears and a heath bar. Ok fine AND a small rice crispy treat. Ha! (Yeah, not on the Advocare 24 day challenge plan…)
Current Blessings Getting to another healthy year! My birthday month has arrived!
Current Excitement Marathon number eight! This is my second attempt at number eight and IT IS HAPPENING. Come hell or high water, I shall hit number eight!
UGH! We are in a food rut too! Nothing sounds good, everything is stressful to make, and we are just being plain lazy. I have been turning a lot to pinterest for ideas….but then that turns into "let me bake all these things!" And then I don't. Because I am lazy 🙂
Go to recipe for us is tacos. We make them with vegetarian refried beans, and while those are warming up, I'll fry some corn tortillas in some oil to make them crispy. You could also make nachos too. If you don't like the refried beans, I sometimes do black beans, add some cumin, coriander, and a dash of cinnamon. Serve on a tortilla with goat cheese! Easy Peasy!
Another go-to for me is green curry. I'll start the rice (or quinoa- do whatever is GF for Nick) and then in a fry pan, I'll sauté frozen veggies from TJs. Then add in some chickpeas or tofu. Then, add Thai Green curry paste, a can of cocount milk, some brown sugar and soy sauce, maybe some thai garlic chili sauce if you have it. Done!
I'm also a fan of Cauliflower steaks- cut up a cauliflower into 1 inch thick steaks and roast in the over for like 15-20 minutes. Add some protein on the side and you're good.
Finally, EGGS! Frittata, egg sandwich, etc. Always a good choice and quick!
I think winter brings on a food rut for us! Turkey meatballs…salads…tacos…chicken…repeat! I blame it on the lack of sunshine!! Way to go on your miles!!!
I love that song too. And hate myself for loving it.
The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favorite books ever ever ever. I read it in college in one sitting because I couldn't put it down!
My go-to lunch at work is a can of white meat chicken breast, half a can of black beans, and half a can of rotel mixed together & microwaved. You'd think I'd get tired of it but I've been eating it for years and it's SO GOOD every day.
We also eat pretty much the same things for dinner every night, but those things tend to be takeout pizza / Thai food / burritos so I am not much good for actual recipes. D:
Congrats on a great month! Can't wait to cheer you on virtually for NoLa. And yay for bday months! xo
That's a great month! Go get that next marathon. You got this.
loling at the namasteinbed.