Hello friends! Iâ€™m so glad to hear that some of you found my post on How to Make a Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner helpful! Let me know if you give it a shot. ðŸ™‚ I just had a similar lunch â€“ salad greens and chopped peppers with a little feta cheese, quinoa, and lentils with balsamic vinaigrette. Delish.
Last night, I had a fun running date with my college BFF Turner!
We met after work and headed out just as the sun was starting to slowly set. Iâ€™m loving that itâ€™s a little lighter in the evenings again â€“ spring is on the way (ish)!
The highlight of our run was running by the National Cathedral! Man, this building is gorgeous.
Makes me feel like Iâ€™m in Europe. ðŸ™‚
I was also excited because I had a new pair of shoes to try out â€“ the Ravenna 4 from Brooks as part of my Run Happy Ambassadorship. I was thinking of going back to my old standard the Brooks Adrenaline, but when I tried the Ravennas on at a running store nearby I liked them a little more, so I decided to mix it up! The Ravennas are in between a neutral shoe and a support shoe â€“ juuuuust right as their website puts in.
Arenâ€™t they cute? I love the colors.
They felt great during our run, too, and last week on a run I did as well. Iâ€™m excited to train in them for all my upcoming half marathons!
Turner and I ran 3.6 miles in a little under 33 minutes. It was insanely hilly, though â€“ 2 miles of it were basically all uphill â€“ so I feel like that counts as extra mileage and time, right? ðŸ˜‰
After our run, we headed back to Turnerâ€™s apartment for dinner. The last couple times sheâ€™s come to my place and Iâ€™ve made us dinner, so this week it was her turn. On the menu: Smitten Kitchenâ€™s Pasta with White Beans & Garlic-Rosemary Oil.
The recipe was a bit involved, so Turner started the process early and made the white bean/veggie sauce the night before so weâ€™d be able to just throw it all together after our run.
Served with some roasted broccoli on the side. Iâ€™d forgotten how awesome roasted broccoli is â€“ I need to make it more often! Just coat in a tiny bit of olive oil and salt, pop on a baking sheet and roast at about 350 until slightly crispy! Yum.
The pasta was great, too! Really good flavor, and lots of veggie power snuck into the sauce (itâ€™s made with pureed carrots/celery/onions etc.).
Thanks for the fun night, Turner!
In other news, Iâ€™ve been working really hard this week to get my nutrition counseling business ready to go! My new website is nearly complete and now Iâ€™m just working on getting some forms and handouts for new clients ready to go. Iâ€™m also making sure Iâ€™ve got the accounting/liability/etc. logistics and other admin stuff like that all set. Starting your own business is exciting but a lot of work! Iâ€™m hoping to launch everything by Monday so stay tuned. ðŸ™‚
Have a great day, everyone!