On Monday night, Matt and I enjoyed a simple but satisfying dinner following our evening workout.
Matt picked up a rotisserie chicken for us at the store, so we made some couscous and roasted asparagus to have on the side. Matt also made us some epic salads!
So good â€” mixed greens, peppers, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, feta cheese, and some hemp seeds! It was delish.
I loved the strawberry on the end for presentation. ðŸ™‚ It was dressed with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette â€” Iâ€™m loving making my own lately! Itâ€™s so easy â€” no measurements required, because I hate dirtying measuring spoons. Itâ€™s more fun to eyeball it! Just mix roughly two parts olive oil with one part balsamic vinegar, one part lemon juice, and one part dijon mustard in a bowl â€” whisk, add a little salt/pepper to taste, and enjoy!
Yesterday when I got home from class I decided to basically combine all the ingredients of Mondayâ€™s dinner into one huge salad for lunch.
In the salad was mixed greens, couscous, chopped asparagus, chicken, avocado, peppers, tomatoes, feta, and more homemade vinaigrette. SO good. Iâ€™ll be having this again for lunch today since we still have some leftovers! I love putting grains on salads â€” the couscous added a fun texture to it all.
I enjoyed my massive salad with a side of strawberries for a refreshing dessert.
And I caught up on my celebrity gossip while I ate. ðŸ™‚
I got a ton of work done yesterday afternoon and then met up with blogger friend Callie for an evening run around 6 p.m.! All these gorgeous light evenings have gotten me into evening workouts lately â€” weird since Iâ€™m usually such a morning exerciser!
Photo courtesy of my Verizon DROID Razr â€” still trying to figure out which part of the camera to look at!
Callie and I first met back inâ€¦ October (?! I didnâ€™t realize it had been that long!) when we ran 8 miles together â€” one of my first training runs for the Vegas Half Marathon in December. She is SUCH a sweetheart and we had a great time chatting away. Weâ€™ve been trying to meet up again for another run, but our schedules werenâ€™t matching up very well. Well â€” last night we finally got our acts together. ðŸ™‚ It was great to see her again!
We had an awesome run â€” casual, fun, and very chatty. The weather was absolutely perfect, and it felt like such a treat to be out on such a gorgeous evening. I love combining social outings with workouts!
The miles flew by â€” we met up in Carrboro and ended up covering 4.41 miles (nice and flat ones, since we stayed in Carrboro) in 41:14. Yay!
Wonderful way to spend an evening. Callie â€” we must do that again before I move! ðŸ™
Time to buckle down â€” I knocked out two assignments yesterday and have many more to make my way through today. Hope you all have a happy Wednesday!
Are you a morning or evening exerciser?