Friday, September 17, 2010

Leeks and a double race day!

Happy Friday! It's kind of gloomy and rainy here, but I am looking forward to a wonderful day! I was already up bright (well not so bright now that it's fall) but early anyway! I had a training session and have been at the coffee shop this morning working and focusing on my new bible study that I joined! It's going to be powerful!

One of the NEWEST veggies I am indulging in are leeks!  I love LEEKS!

Like giant onions, but bigger. 

Leeks are in the same family as onion and garlic and have a mild onion taste. I wonder why I love them so much. :) 

You can boil them, fry them, eat them raw, put them in salads! Numerous possibilities! I cut up this one and  sautéed it with a medium size portabella mushroom!  

Add a little EVOO....mmm


Add some Tamari (droooolll...) 
I love Tamari, it adds a rich taste to so many veggies! 


Dance around and saute till everything has that soft look, then, I crank the heat a little and brown the edges of the veggies a bit more! 


I added 2 table spoons full of kidney beans and serve aside a nice portion of FLUFFY Quinoa!  I love it! It's savory, light and full of protein and B vitamins! 


I am on week 6 of Marathon training, this weekend is my first double digit long run of the training program and I am doing part of it with in the Bolder Dash 5 and 10k races!  Bolder Options, the non-profit I am fundraising for, running for and training with, facilitate the Bolder Dash every year and it is a wonderful fall race! 

Once or twice (10k) around Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis raises money for and awareness of Bolder Options! My long run calls for 13, but I am running 9 tomorrow morning between the two races. I will have to add another 4 on afterwards or before to meet that milage, but there was no way I wanted to miss the race. 

My mentee and I have run it before and it is a ton of fun. Can you tell? 

Post race--I am an UBER goof and she loves me anyway. I think. 

Full report of my long run weekend and double race day on SUNDAY! I know, I know, I just can't wait to share! 

Have you ever done back to back races? Was it for training or just the love of the run? Wish me luck! 




5 comments:

Tricia said...

have fun!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck in the races

Mary said...

Thanks you guys, they went great!

Kristin said...

Hope the runs go well for you! I did a 10K followed by a 5K this summer--it was hard! I ran the 10K at race pace and the 5K slower (because I had no choice :).

Wendi said...

I did back-to-back 5Ks when I ran on a relay team in the Minneapolis Duathlon. It was thrilling! I got PRs in both of them with only a .04 second difference between the races. Really fun!

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