Running: I started the day with a 2.6 mile run. Many of my running friends are running half and full marathons and I am struggling to work my way back up to 5-6 miles. I will do it, I know, but it will take awhile. People can talk about how great walking is, and I am the first person to talk about the benefits of biking, but nothing - NOTHING compares to running. If you haven't been running for awhile, 3 miles is a long way. Case in point, last weekend we were in New York for a long weekend and walked 8-10 miles per day - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - that is a lot of walking. Last week I biked to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and yesterday biked to pilates class for a week total of 56 miles this past week. All that exercise and 3 miles is tough. Needless to say, this has made me recommit to running. As an exercise nothing compares!
Planting: Later in the morning I went to the flower shop to pick up some annuals. My gardens are full of perennials, but the burst of colors that annuals provide is a must have. I focused on purples, oranges and yellow as color choices. Hoping for pops of color in those specific colors will look nice.
|Veggie garden planted|
Menu: On tonights menu, compliments of Jenna's eat,live,run blog was Beef Empanadas, HERE. I should have started making these earlier in the day, but it was worth the 7:30 dinner time. The dough came together easily. I took Jenna's suggestion and combined the butter and flour with my hands. I usually do it with a fork, but actually it was easier to get it completely mixed together using my hands. Empanadas can be made in a variety of sizes, I looked through the cupboards and found a 5 inch bowl and used that as my dough cutter. It ended up being a perfect size! The beef filling was good and a bit unusual, since it included a chopped hard boiled egg.
|ready for the oven|
|fresh out of the oven and ready to eat|