Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Whole Lotta Water

Thanks to another one of my mapping fails (I mapped a little over 11 and we turned around a smidge too early), I think we either ran exactly 11 miles or like 10.8 miles this morning. At that point, is .1 or .2 miles really a big deal? No. Either way, it was an f-ing sticky and wet run. I felt like I jumped into a pool with all my running clothes on! It wasn't even really that hot was the humidity that did it. So yeah, I have no idea what our pace was but it was comfortable and we finished whatever distance in 1:56.

Once we got back to the apartment, I introduced Jamie to the Egg in the Hole. This time I avoided the charred look and browned it to perfection (though, I think the egg could have used a little more cooking). Vegged out a bit with my book and then off to work I went! This standing at work immediately after long runs is NOT cool, by the way.

I was going to do my BSI entry tonight, but the market didn't have everything I needed (plus it was pouring!) for my creation. So, I grabbed a bag of sweet potato fries and fixins for burritos!

I picked up a package of Yves Meatless Ground Round Original:
Multigrain flour tortillas, pinto beans, Montchevre Goat Milk Cheddar
and for a side dish, Alexia Sweet Potato Fries:
I heated up the pinto beans with some garlic powder and Adobo seasoning and in a separate pan, I sauteed some shallot with the ground round, chili powder, Sazon Goya seasoning, cumin and Jamie's Costa Rican Salsa. Final product from the inside?
And as a whole meal (with some salad on the side):
Not too shabby. I didn't realize the ground round came in taco flavor...I would have given those a try. I mean, it wasn't ground turkey or anything, but it wasn't bad. To compensate for the no-meat dinner, I nuked up some of last night's yellow rice with chorizo and scooped some into the burritos. There's no way around it. We're a meat-loving home. I appreciate some vegetarian goodies every so often, but I don't think I could handle living sans meat forever. Just something I realized this evening.

One thing that did stand out in tonight's meal - the Goats Milk Cheddar. I randomly picked this up because I love a good piece of goat gouda every now and then. The first time I had it was when I was in San Francisco for the Nike Women's Marathon and a friend of mine picked a wedge up for a dinner party. Hooked! I figured, if goat gouda is good, then goat cheddar can't be bad! Delish. It doesn't have an alarmingly goat-y's nice and mild and I think you should give it a try! What are some fun foods you've come across by accident?

Sorry for a choppy and short posting. I'm going to pass on the reading tonight to watch Dedication. Random movie that stars Mandy Moore and Billy Crudup that I saw a preview for while watching the Nanny Diaries. It's probably sappy and Jamie will probably kick me for making him watch it with me. Full report tomorrow!


Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

We had Mexican tonight too. I've had those sweet potatoe fries before - they're really good, however I like baking up my own more. I'd like to see Nanny Diaries. Let us know how you like it :)

Holly said...

i always wonder how accurate mapmyrun is...i feel like my runs are always a little longer than they say.

that wrap looks mighty fine girl - mmm on sp fries, mexican spices and everything.

p.s. i enjoy a good mandy moore flick now and again :)

Mia {runs and rests} said...

I ran the wrong loop yday and ended up 0.6 miles short of my scheduled 6 miler, ooops!
OMG, that Costa Rican Salsa was the exact same stuff we were salivating over at last night's party. One of the American guests opened the host's fridge and when he saw the bottle, he went crazy.:D We shamelessly passed the bottle around and took whiffs of that stuff. Hahaha.