Oh, how I long for a day when I can simply just strap on the ole’ mizunos and hit the dirt road.
But alas, yesterday was not the day.
I dream of days when I can wear cute, little, summery running outfits…
Yesterday, I piled on the running gear. Thick socks, two pairs of pants, three layers on top (tank, cold gear and windbreaker), a hat and gloves. I was determined to brave the elements and get my nine mile run in.
Things weren’t so bad for about half a mile….
The bottom of my shoes were covered in packed ice, I was soaking, and the tiny ice daggers falling from the sky were stinging my eyes.
I tried, I really really tried. And let me tell you, I’m no wussy – I have gone out for a run in -4 degree weather. But icy and soaked? I had to turn around after a mile and a 1/2. At least I got three miles in…
Later, after work, I had my first go at Spaghetti Squash! It was so easy (can you detect a theme?) AND super delicious.
I took my ‘sgetti squash and halved it.
Filled a baking dish with half an inch of water. Covered it with tin foil and popped it in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes. Then I flipped the squash and continued to bake it for another 15 minutes.
Next, I scooped out the seeds and gently scraped the sides to get all the deliciousness out.
The last step was to toss it in a skillet, add spices of your choosing ( I used Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Sage and Dried Chili Peppers) and a little butter (I used about 2 T of Land ‘o Lakes Light Butter).
Heat through and plate! I added a spinach salad and a slice of my seven grain sourdough loaf from Wegmans.
It was so creamy and the chili peppers gave it a nice spicy kick. It’s a hit!
Hope you are all having a great week! I’m off to work now. Tomorrow is FRIDAY! Woo-Hoo!