I’m feelin’ good and back to normal – thanks for your comments to my last post! I think the best advice as far as hydration and running is: listen to your body and drink when you’re thirsty, yeah?
Since Sunday was a rest day, I set out Monday morning for some easy miles. I felt great, so the run quickly turned into a tempo – hooray! Here’s how it went down:
- Mile 1: 9:15
- Mile 2: 8:11
- Mile 3: 7:59
- Mile 4: 8:21
- Mile 5: 8:15
- Mile 6: 9:14
- Mile 7: 9:00
So, 7 miles in 1:01:21. I’m trying to work on a quicker turnover and shorter strides, and can really tell the difference if I put a conscious effort into it.
Today was 5.0 easy miles in some light rain, which I actually kinda like running in. It’s slightly calming and soothing, but definitely a little messy! We’ve been having some seriously yucky weather here in NYC. Rainy and humid, with absolutely no chance at all for a decent hair day 🙂
Dear fall: please come back. Thanks, Kelly
So, I’m not sure how it escaped me until now, but I love figs! I picked some up at Whole Foods this weekend but didn’t really know how I wanted to use them.
One of my favorite food blogs, We Are Not Martha, inspired me to caramelize them with some sugar.
I also used a ripe pear that was on its last legs.
I chopped up the figs length-wise and cut the pear into chunks, and sprinkled with brown sugar
Threw them onto a heated pan (medium heat) and waited for them to heat up and the sugars to caramelize
I made sure to turn them over, and finally made use of some tongs I bought a year ago…
I added some agave nectar for a little extra flavor
And then decided to have the fruit on top of – what else – some Greek yogurt!
I threw in some raw oats and walnuts
And then added the warm, delicious fruit, taking extra care to get all the sweet juices from the pan
Looks a little messy, but I assure you it was amazing and delicious! I ate it for lunch/brunch, but this could also make a great dessert!
I’ve got a busy day of work and school ahead of me – hope everyone has a good day!
Question: Do you share my love for figs? Any good fig recipes?