Well Whadda Ya Know?

Yesterday I ate a yogurt and granola bar for breakfast, a wrap for lunch and an afternoon snack of grapes and carrots. Why is this relevant you ask? Because it was also a day where I needed to run 4-miles. In case you missed how the last 4-miles went when I ate junk, check it out here. After drinking plenty of water throughout the day and eating food with some sustenance, yesterday’s 4-mile run was actually a breeze. Just goes to show you how much food can play apart in training.

Speaking of food, last night’s dinner was quick and easy. I try to coordinate the meal plans with the training schedule for the half-marathon and I knew after running 4-miles I wouldn’t want to cook a huge dinner. I was right, I was barely hungry after my run but Chris was so I cooked us up some pasta and a salad with some pumpernickel bread on the side. I was really bummed I couldn’t make the goat cheese rounds, but we were out of breadcrumbs 😦

First I had to make the pesto-which is what I will be giving you the recipe for today. I think we all can figure out how to throw together a salad and cook pasta. Pesto is one of those recipes that I was surprised how easy it was to make and so thankful that it was, because it adds great flavor.

Fresh Basil Pesto

Combine the basil in with the pine nuts.

pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Recipe from Simply Recipes


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium-sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

*Serve with pasta, over baked potatoes or spread over toasted baguette slices.

Monday night was dinner out and a movie. My work gave me 2 advanced screening tickets to Disney’s Secretariat and it was inspirational! I knew it be good by the trailer Knowing very little about the Secretariat beforehand was in my favor and it was a great Monday night double-date with my hubs and friends.


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