The Most Delicious Salad & An Evening Run!


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 — mixed greens, peppers, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, feta cheese, and some hemp seeds! It was delish.

I loved the strawberry on the end for presentation. 🙂 It was dressed with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette — I’m loving making my own lately! It’s so easy — no measurements required, because I hate dirtying measuring spoons. It’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 — 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 Monday’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. I’ll be having this again for lunch today since we still have some leftovers! I love putting grains on salads — 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. 🙂

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 — weird since I’m usually such a morning exerciser!

Photo courtesy of my Verizon DROID Razr — still trying to figure out which part of the camera to look at!

Callie and I first met back in… October (?! I didn’t realize it had been that long!) when we ran 8 miles together — 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. We’ve been trying to meet up again for another run, but our schedules weren’t matching up very well. Well — last night we finally got our acts together. 🙂 It was great to see her again!

We had an awesome run — 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 — 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 — we must do that again before I move! 🙁

Time to buckle down — 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?

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