Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great RUN and even better LUNCH!

  Today I set out for 7-8 miles, not sure how long it would be, all I knew is that I wanted to end my run at the bottom of NICE hill.  I ran an extra loop in my neighborhood before setting out for mile long hill.  I looked at my pace after the hill at about mile 3.5 at realized if I could recover quickly and set a faster pace I might set a goal pace of 10/min/miles for my run!  I think this run was the perfect distance in my training.... not TOO long for my pace, and not too easy either.  I realized a couple of things today, I am a RUNNER!!!!!  I have done this route before and had to walk, I no longer HAVE to walk.  This is sooo cool, especially when I face those lovely HILLS.  It was kind of warm out, but with a water in hand and some SHOT BLOCKS along the way, I didn't mind the heat!!  This is new for me... coping with a little bit of heat!  I have come a long way in that department.  One last thing to comment is that Running is soo mental for me, but more than anything it really has become a GREAT spiritual time for me.  God has shown me sooo much through my running and really it all comes down to this.... I NEED HIM ON MY RUNS!  I look back on most of my runs and realize that all of my GREAT runs are the ones that I include God in.  I think he is trying to prove a point, that if I look to him all the time, LIFE CAN BE GREAT too!

Stats of my run: 7.25 miles 1 hr 12 min, 10:03 pace
  After my run I decided to try a recipe from my new Runner World Magazine!

SO Salmon Burgers, and Watermelon and Feta Salad for LUNCH!  This was the perfect meal for after a run, not too heavy, but oh soo YUMMY!!!
We get those Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers from Costco, so easy!
But here is the recipe for the salad, it was easy too!!!
2 lbs Watermelon Chopped up
1 cup Greek Feta cheese crumbled
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 cup mixed baby greens
1/4 t sea salt
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup EVOO

Toss the salad, drizzle the dressing and enjoy!

I loved the sweet and salty combo in the salad! 



  1. Great run! The lunch sounds amazing...I did see that recipe, yummy. You always make good eats.

    GREAT PACE...you are doing so GOOD.

  2. Hi Diana,
    Jill sent me over to say hi :) I'm a follower. I'm running my first half this October and possibly one in July as a training run. Looks like we run at a similar pace. Looking forward to following your journey.

  3. Totally relate with the meeting God on your runs. I get amazed at how many times I ask Him to help me to finish well, take away pain, and "should I really be doing this?" He is so good!