Post-run deliciousness

I hope you all had a chance to get out and enjoy this gorgeous day! I drove home from NJ, did a 45 minute stationary bike ride while catching up with DVR, then headed straight to our back deck with a book.

My long run this week was again on Thursday after work. I am really finding that while I still have daylight, a weeknight long run works perfectly. It frees up the weekend big time and usually allows me to sleep in a little. Thursday’s run was another 110 minute adventure. I got slightly lost on my way to Charlestown and then made my way home through Boston’s North End, Seaport area, South Boston, and then along the beach with the sun going down. I think I would give this run about 20 points for effort, considering the stress of the day, but by the end I was complete mush without a care in the world! Can you say runner’s high? It’s pretty rare for me, but I felt awesome after this run.

But not at all hungry. Before my long runs, I always think about post-run eating, but after I run the last thing I want is food! Thursday it took me until about 9 until I wanted dinner, but it was a good dinner indeed.

It was all about using up stuff we already had.

Quesadillas with Joseph’s flax, oat bran, and whole wheat flour tortillas filled with leftover Shaw’s brand vegetarian baked beans and some mozzarella cheese.

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Topped with homemade guac, salsa, serrano peppers, and Oikos plain Greek yogurt

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This was the best salsa I have ever made! I used a half of a can of chopped tomatoes we had in the fridge, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/4 white onion, a habanero pepper from my deck, and 4 pickled serrano peppers. Yum. I actually thought about this salsa all day at work on Friday, I loved it that much!

My guac was simple and creamy, made with an avocado, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 serrano pepper, all whipped up in my mini food processer.

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Not too heavy, but full of fiber and protein and lots of great flavors, this was the perfect post-run, weeknight meal!

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite blogs for the Food Buzz awards! I had a great time nominating all of my favorites last week ;) Make sure to check it out!

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  1. Allie’s avatar

    My appetite is always nowhere to be found after running! I don’t like forcing myself to eat (unless I have serious shakes) so I just end up waiting and waiting for it to come back. Weird how that works, huh?

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  2. burpexcuzme’s avatar

    I already nominated people on Foodbuzz…Not telling who ;-) Wow, that’s so cool that you make your own salsa! Love the contrast of the red and the green!

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  3. Gina’s avatar

    Oh that sounds great! I’ve never made my own salsa before but your recipe sounds pretty do-able! Thanks!

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  4. talesfromtwocities’s avatar

    You are inspiring me with your running routes! I need to get out of the Charles river loop rut!

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  5. leslie’s avatar

    i’m so curious for when these foodbuzz nominations come out – i had fun nominating my favorites too. :) i don’t know why i’ve never made my own traditional salsa – but i love the idea! your dinner looks wonderful.

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  6. Juliana’s avatar

    I do not run…but I still would like to try your fresh salsa :-) Looks yummie!

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  7. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Running on the Charles is beautiful, but it gets so boring! When I managed/ran on a Boston Marathon charity team, I had to come up with new routes that contained lots of hills. There are actually lots of different options!

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