Oiy, what a day!!
Since I didn't do my long run yesterday, I needed to run today! I decided it was a good day to do some speedwork. On the schedule: 3x1 mile repeats at a 7:30 pace. I eagerly packed my bag early this morning to git'r done during lunch....and walked into a crap storm at work. Seriously, all I can say is that in this day and age, having job security is a GOOD thing. Why do I take days off??? I walk back into such a mess after even taking one day off that it takes most of the morning to just dig myself out! I broke for lunch at 12:30 and made a beeline to the gym (yes, this is me...Ms. Anti speedwork, excited for the treadmill). Upon arriving at the gym, I realized I forgot my headphones (ok, Rae, HTFU), and my underwear. crap. no built ins in my tights, either. Well, I just went ahead and put on my (imaginary) big girl panties and did that speed workout anyways. And ya know what? I killed it!
Distance: 4.5 miles, as warmup (8:30 pace), 3 x 1600 repeats at 7:30 pace, cooldown.
A workout like that deserves a nice, healthy treat for dinner, so I decided to whip up a greek inspired side dish!
Terribly Easy Tabbouli
* 1/3 cup, uncooked bulgur
* Frozen (or fresh broccoli)
* fresh tomato
* spices (I like parsley and basil)
Cover bulgur with hot water. Let soak for an hour or two (grain will soak up water without being cooked.
Bulgur after soaking for two hours --------->
Place bulgur into a container. Squeeze fresh lemon into bulgur (I used about a half of a lemon), add spices.
Chop up broccoli (defrost if frozen)-I used 1 cup, but you can use more!, chop up tomato, mix with bulgur.
Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to "marinate" the flavors together.
Serve cold, or warm for 2-3 minutes in the microwave.
Yummy!! I served alongside a turkey cutlet and some cranberry sauce. The perfect dinner after a nice, hard workout :-)
Now its time to go take care of my post op root canal hubby and bake some cookies for my Girls on the Run fundraiser tomorrow!!