So it’s Monday evening and I just realized that my most recent post is Five for Friday…yikes! Not my most successful blogging weekend : ) No worries…I will try to make up for that in this post! Thanks everyone for putting up with all of my complaints about the weather! I understand that we don’t even have it the worst here in Chicago. Good news…there are finally signs of spring.
Yesterday, I was on the move from morning to night! But I did get in a long run. It’s incredible how hard it is to sit in class all day after being on my feet all week long at work. If I weren’t meeting a friend to run, I would have cancelled, so that was great planning on my part. We started running a little before 6pm. The sun was still shining and the weather warm. We ran a little over 90 minutes with a few water breaks. I don’t typically run in the evenings. One reason is that I get tired and want to cancel, but the other reason is that my tummy often gives me trouble. I stayed away from all of my usual tummy triggers yesterday in hopes of a strong run. Sadly, my stomach did not agree with the run and I still had chills and pain 2 hours later. Boo! I climbed into bed around 10pm. Needless to say, I didn’t set an alarm for this morning, figuring I’d be awake and ready for CrossFit or yoga at 9:30am.
When I finally opened my eyes and dragged myself out of bed, it was 10am. I slept for 11 hours!!! My stomach was feeling better but not great, so I went with a
green purple smoothie for breakfast including everything but the kitchen sink (ie kale, cucumber, Greek yogurt, frozen berries). The BOY had another pre-finals day at the library planned, but we did head out for a quick and early lunch at Panera.
This is the BOY’s dessert : ) It was so cute that I had to snap a photo! We swung by the grocery store for ingredients to make turkey burgers tonight on the grill.
The BOY used his new burger making technique, to create some beautiful Santa Fe Turkey Burgers.
Aren’t these some gorgeous burgers?
While the BOY finished off his burgers, I prepped my bike for the first ride of the season! Yes ladies and gentleman, I can finally stop complaining about the weather and get out on my bike!
My first plan was to ride my road bike, but the tires were flat and not filling up well. My hybrid was the perfect back up.
Can you tell I’m psyched to get out and ride???
The weather was gorgeous and the path alive with walkers, runners, and bikers. I was so happy to be out on my bike…even as I pedaled hard with tired legs against the headwind. I made it almost all the way around the path before I was stopped by the flood.
There was no way to make it through here, so I turned around and went back along the path and then cut across the road to make it home with enough time to change and grab a snack before my eye doctor appointment.
Talk about packing a lot into the day! I had to snap a selfie of how ridiculous I looked driving around in the sunshine with dilated eyes. I took my tired self back home for laundry and other household things that didn’t happen this weekend. Around 6pm, the BOY returned from the library and heated up the grill.
I am off to Florida at the end of the week, so there’s not much going on in terms of meal planning this week. Our Santa Fe Turkey Burgers turned out awesome! The BOY made them so there’s not much of a recipe to share, but I tried my best below!
Told you I could pack A TON into this post!
After a 12 mile bike ride, my legs are ready for some rest. It’s time to sit back and relax with some tea and a dark chocolate square!
See you tomorrow!
Santa Fe Turkey Burgers
Created by The BOY
1.25 lbs ground turkey meet (we used 93/7%)
Chopped onion and green peppers
Spices (the BOY was in charge of this area but it looked like garlic powder, sea salt, worchester, and soy sauce)
Mix all ingredients together.
Form into patties.
Grill or bake in the oven.