The weather is so nice today, I’m not feeling depressed that tomorrow is Monday. Lows in the 50s here make perfect morning running weather for my 8 mile easy run this morning.
Pace wasn’t super impressive, but my legs and knee are feeling the extra running this week – 22.44 miles total. So my goal was distance while listening to podcasts and not stressing. Fitting that I listened to No Meat Athlete’s injury prevention podcast because that is very important to me now as I’m pushing mileage. They agreed compression socks are a good thing during and/or post longs runs and I’ve been wearing them more lately after long runs and maybe even all day under my pants at work if my legs are feeling extra tired.
One area that I’m week in is stretching, I need to make more time for runner’s stretching after training runs at the gym and maybe even week mornings before work. I just installed the Virtual Trainer Stretch app to try this week, it lets you create custom stretching workouts to run through.
Eats this week have been pretty exciting – I got an avocado loaded quinoa wrap with rice wrapper and sesame seeds from Baagan.
I love this wrap because for a lighter wrap, it’s vibrant, loaded with good, nutrient dense ingredients, and a very filling lunch.
Hubby and I also headed to Il Fornaio for our favorite angel hair pasta dish, wine, and fresh bread loaded with herbs.
I finally used up the large batch of brown rice I cooked last weekend! It was great in this sweet and sour chickpea veggie stir fry.
And this veggie loaded miso tomato stew with tempeh.
And very good tossed with Trader Joe’s Sriracha Baked Tofu, veggies, and more Sriracha!
Still trying to keep beans as a regular star in my diet lately, at least a few times a week. This kidney bean, corn, and kale salad made a great post gym lunch with simple hummus dressing.
And in the comfort food area, hubby tried Tofurky’s Pepp’roni & Mushroom Pizza with Smoked Vegan Gouda and loved it!
Cooking instructions were accurate and it had a great texture with a smokey and savory mushroom flavor.