Happy weekend, everyone! I can’t believe it’s almost April and that Easter is only a week away! You would not know it here, as we got snow a few days this week.
Here are some of my favorite reads and recipes from this week! If you read a great post or found a delicious recipe, please share it in the comments!
The super speedy Nicole at The Girl Who Ran Everywhere wrote this awesome post “Things I Learned From The New Bedford Half Marathon” about what we can learn from races that don’t go our way. Definitely worth your read! It’s so true that it can be totally upsetting when we don’t run the race we want, especially if we’ve been training for months and are chasing a huge goal, but we as runners are so much more than our finish times.
Amanda at Miss Zippy talked about the benefits of doing speed work on the roads instead of the track in “Why Run Speed Work on the Roads?” Since most of the tracks near me are closed off to the public (I can’t even use the track at my alma mater), I do my speed work on the roads and paved loops in parks. It’s harder on varying terrain but definitely has benefits!
Tina Muir had an informative post this week about what supplements we should take as runners. “Fuel Your Recovery – Supplements” is a valuable resource especially for women who may have low iron levels or amenorrhea (loss of period) from running.
Janae from Hungry Runner Girl talks on Women’s Running about “10 Things I Do Before a Big Race.” She has some really great tips, especially her suggestions on tapering and reducing vegetable and fiber intake.
Um, I seriously want to/need to make everything on How Sweet Eats this week. She’s killing it with her consistently awesome recipes. This Carrot Cake Loaf with Nutella Swirl Cream Cheese Frosting might just be what I make for Easter dessert. Her 30-Minute Cheesy Artichoke Skillet Flatbread looks so good that I could probably eat the whole thing (I say as I write this after my long run) and I’m salivating over this One Pot Mushroom and Swiss Chard Pasta.
So, there’s a cajun restaurant that opened around here about a year or so ago, and they have some pretty tasty food. I keep saying I’m going to try making some cajun food at home, and here’s my answer with Joy the Baker’s New Orleans Red Beans and Rice.
These Greek Style Roasted Lamb Gyros with Harissa Spiced Tzatziki sound like the perfect use of leftover lamb after Easter.
Pork tacos are one of our favorite dishes to make in spring and summer, along with tons of guacamole. Usually we grill the pork shoulder, but I pull out our slow cooker for these Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor.
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