I saw a number I NEVER thought I’d see!!!
Workout: 4 MILES/ 46 minutes (just ignore the pathetic speed!)
The self-proclaimed swimmer for life, hater of running, hit 4 miles today and loved every single horrible second of it! I am by no means a runner. I average 10:30min/mile and tend to run at a slight incline (something about going slightly uphill seems to help me avoid side cramps) and hate every foot of that run…but at the end, I was just so proud of myself, that I couldn’t focus on the hate. It appears I have found a new workout. Running will always be a DISTANT second to my love of swimming, but its gaining speed (hahaha…pun intended) and I’m no longer the worst runner on the treadmills!
Work is busy. I have a test Thursday, a paper that needs to get finished, qualifying exams coming up, and that pesky thing called research. As a result, the only interesting thing in my life is exercise and of course, food. For dinner tonight I whipped one of my favorites:
The World’s Best (Turkey) Burger!
3 oz 99% lean ground Turkey
1 tsp mustard
1Tbsp whole wheat bread crumbs
3/4 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
Salt and Pepper
Combine all ingredients except for cheese in a bowl and mash around until you have something of hamburger consistency. Form into a disk and spread blue cheese in the middle. Fold disk over to form a little packet around the blue cheese and form into a patty. Over medium-heat, sear the burger so that all sides are a nice golden brown, but the meat is not fully cooked. Transfer to a baking sheet and put in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 min to finish cooking.
I served mine with roasted eggplant over a bed of kale. Yum!