So. I have almost completely fallen off the running bandwagon since my half marathon. I say â€˜almostâ€™ because the wagon is still rolling along at a snailâ€™s pace, and Iâ€™m mercilessly being dragged behind it.
Weâ€™ve been walking in lieu of many of my normal runs.
Since the 19th, I have pounded the pavement three or four times and swam twice. Not too shabby but not stellar either â€“ like I said, hanging on the wagon by my fingertips. Iâ€™m hoping to get enthused again about running soonâ€¦ and by soon, I mean this afternoon. Seriously. TODAY. No more slackin.â€™
In the meantimeâ€¦ letâ€™s eat.
This is, without a doubt, THE BEST DARN BLACK BEAN BURGER recipe ever. Itâ€™s by my friend Emily at Daily Garnish, and thereâ€™s several things that I love about it â€“ itâ€™s hearty and filling; a little bit crunchy â€“ not smooshy; it reheats well. And I usually have all of the ingredients in my fridge or pantry.
I did make a few modifications to the original recipe:
Subbed out one can of black beans for kidney beans
Added garlic salt and cayenne pepper; skipped the other spices
1/4 cup coconut oil instead of 1 tsp olive oilâ€¦. because coconut oil is awesome
I wish there were leftovers! But all six patties disappeared between last night and todayâ€™s lunch. Most ended up in my belly.
Anyone else in a slump? Iâ€™d like to get out of it soon, but itâ€™s been kind of nice to relax after the insanity of half marathon training.