Happy Sunday. Is it warm where you are? Itâ€™s freezing in Charlotte! Truly â€“ so cold. And this surprise cold snap couldnâ€™t have come at a worse time because today was the first Ramblinâ€™ Rose event of the season (my new job is with Ramblinâ€™ Rose!).
I was afraid the chill and rain would negatively impact the event, but the ladies seemed to have a great time regardless (Ramblinâ€™ Rose does that to you!). And I had a blast following along as the women completed the 200 yard swim, 8 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Itâ€™s fun to be on the other side of a triathlon for once.
Todayâ€™s event was the 2013 seriesâ€™ kick-off. If youâ€™ve always wanted to do a triathlon and like the idea of an all-womenâ€™s event, weâ€™ve got races in Raleigh, Rock Hill, Winston-Salem, Huntersville, and Chapel Hill! Come one, come all!
I am sure all 500 participants, the dozens upon dozens of volunteers, and every single spectator did exactly what I did when I got home â€“ jumped in a hot, hot shower and cooked up a warm lunch.
Iâ€™ve been so into this super simple combo that I had to share â€“ itâ€™s delicious!
Have you seen those packs of pre-steamed lentils at the grocery store? You can usually find them in the produce section. We love them; the Trader Joeâ€™s brand is pretty cheap, and lentils are a nice change from beans.
This lentil bowl includes: lentils, chopped almonds (I just toss whole almonds into the food process with the slicing attachment on), tomatoes, spinach, sliced carrots, and a touch of salt. Everything goes into a pan with a bit of olive oil; I let it cook with the lid on for just a few minutesâ€¦ long enough for the spinach to wilt!
And then I top it with a salad dressing (but of course). I like balsamic vinaigrette, but horseradish aioli is my favorite. This aioli is actually from a local restaurant; whenever we get takeout, I pay for extra aioli because it is so good on EVERYTHING. I should really find a similar recipeâ€¦
So thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m munchinâ€™ on lately!
Other random updates: Iâ€™ve really re-dedicated myself to training (lots of two-a-days!), and we’ve gotten into juicing and have been drinking one or two veggie and fruit juices each day. So far, we havenâ€™t come up with any of our own recipes, but I really like the Garden Variety from Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.
Oh, and we bought a second car â€“ a very cool yet totally random Suzuki Kizashi. Yaaaaay! Although I really didnâ€™t mind being a one-car family before Henry was born, Iâ€™ve recently been approaching my breaking point with the lifestyle. Itâ€™s hard to be at home all day during the work week with a very active baby-almost-toddler and little adult interaction. So now the Husband and I both have our own wheels again! Yipppeeee. Henry and I are already packing our calendar with play dates and fun classes.
Thought of the Day:
The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. – Franklin Jones