Monday, September 28, 2009

Cool Weather Running

Hey everyone - hope you all had a great day! I spent the day at a conference, and the best part about it was lunch :-) The food was catered by a great company called Global Catering. It was black bean and rice enchiladas and a lovely salad with homemade dressing. I had 1 enchilada (cut in half) and a helping of the salad (which by the way had cilantro in it :-)

This was the first time I had to snap a food pic at a table in front of complete strangers - luckily only one person saw me, and I quickly told them why I was doing it - they didn't seem to think it was that weird (At least not that they let on).

After the conference I went to the fresh fish shop in my city and bought some wild salmon. I came home and marinated it in 3/4 cup pure maple syrup and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Hubby then came home and pepper crusted it, and BBQ'd it until perfectly cooked:

On the side we had baked sweet potato fries:

Altogether now:

And to dip the fries I made a lovely mustard mayo dip (recipe courtesy of my LOVELY friend Alaina!!):

It is a mixture of light mayo, grainy mustard, fresh squeezed lime, and some curry powder (I didn't measure any of it - just tossed it together). It was perfect with the sweet potato fries.

After dinner the hubby and I went to Chapters/ Starbucks. I had 1/2 of this small java chip frap blended light:

I like the taste of these, but after a few sips the sweetness gets to me ... that is why I could only drink half.

When we got home from we immediately got our running gear on and went for the 5th run of my C25K program. I have to say, much to my surprise, it is getting easier! The last 2 runs have been the easiest out of the 5, even though they have had the increased run time. Bizarre hey! But, they may have been easier because the weather has been cooler. I find the heat really hard to handle, and running in the heat is torture. For the last 2 runs it has been pretty cool outside, and I think that has made a big difference for me.

I feel so good right now after a nice brisk run/walk in the cool, dark evening. Great way to start the week off! Last week I only got 1 of my 3 runs in, so this week I have to do 5 to make up for it. Let's see if I can do it!


Simply Life said...

Oh yum, that salmon and sweet potatoes looks amazing!

Joy of Food said...

Wow I love traditional fish n chips, but yours looks so much better and alot
healthier than battered fish.