I feel so legit now :) but I also feel the need for a complete redesign... Not sure where to even start with that.
Big Bad Waves
The forecast for the next few days will include 50-60 mph winds as well as 15-20+ feet high waves which will be crashing onto the lakefront thanks to the FrankenStorm. The national geographic explorer photographer (aka crazy person) in me wants to go take photos. Im mildly concerned about getting washed away. Who's with me??
This weekend I ran 2 times with my boys. The weather was chilly, but beautiful. I actually ran 12 miles for the week!
My ITB is still a bit funky & the ankle is almost 100%. I'm running for fun and that's all that really matters to me currently. I will start strength training today too. I'm a lazy arse when it comes to stretching (I don't do it at all- for good reason), core strength, and weights. There is so much benefit from doing these activities (minus the stretching- story for another day..) that I need to get with the program.
The sky was stunning Sunday morning...
This run brought to you by da Bears tailgating fans
Running in the morning when the bears are playing at home is risky... Since I ran down by soldier field, I encountered 1000's of people tailgating and cooking delicious things on the grill at 8am. Needless to say my mind kept thinking about joining them for a burger- I'm sure Cb dog felt the same.
I made my favorite soup this weekend. It's the Hearty ham and white bean soup I found from Runners World a while ago. It's easy, delicious, and pretty quick to make.
I also made the Men's health, one pot turkey chili also found on the runners world recipe page.
Both recipes came out great!! Yum!
I fire roasted a jalapeño on my gas burner as a garnish for the chili last night. Basically I let the pepper sit in the flame until its skin was black. Then I peeled it and chopped it to top the chili. Lesson learned is- no matter how many times you wash your hands after handling a spicy chili, the oils will still be on your hands which will cause your nose, lips, eyes to burn each time you touch them. Even if it's 12+ hours later. be careful!
In other news, Yay Giants!
During the weekend runs, I also discovered my dog is a Chupacabra.
The shadow is infinitely more menacing than the CB dog.
Who wants to go see the crazy waves?
What's your go to easy winter recipe? next up will be French Onion Soup..