Phew! I tackled 3 back-to-back runs for Carmel Marathon training week 2 and it’s only Wednesday. Plus I managed to get another core and strength training workout in. I feel really good but I can tell these back-to-back runs are “new to my body” and by the 3rd day my legs were feeling fatigued. A good fatigue feeling, a new feeling, and I can tell training is going to be so different. I’m excited for these challenges! I am running these particular training runs slower than I had during half marathon training purposely.
Champion C9 treadmill tank
Since I’ve been stuck to the treadmill longer than hoped for due to all of the ice outside, I have been thinking more about my indoor workout clothing. My favorite top to wear is a Champion C9 tank with bra included that is compression oriented and with no padding. It’s such an easy piece and I really like it for travel too – with the bra built in, one less article of clothing to pack for hotel treadmill workouts. I only have had the one tank for the past year, but luckily Target came out with a new line. These tanks have not been easy to find so I picked it up as soon as I saw it, and fortunately there was a sale too! Now I have two of these tanks so one should always be clean.
Korean Style Tacos
I’ve been on a Korean food fix again (one of my favorite restaurants is a small South Korean one in town) and I was in the mood for more “Korean” style foods. Between 2 different recipes, I made “Korean Style Tacos” and they came out delicious. Very simple and IBS friendly if you ask me! Most of the recipes I found were for beef or pork, but I used chicken and it worked out well.
1. Brown and cook chicken pieces in a cast iron Dutch oven (I used breast and thigh).
2. Shred the chicken.
3. Mix in to the shredded chicken 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce, 6 tsps of rice vinegar, about 3 tsps of brown sugar (to taste), and red pepper flake (to taste). You can skip the brown sugar if you want to cut out sugars, but we have limited a lot of our sugar intake now so a little in a meal like this is fine for us.
4. Simmer for about an hour.
5. Top with quick Korean-styled cucumber and shredded carrot, both pickled quick with rice vinegar, salt, and red pepper flake.
6. Eat with a whole grain small tortilla (or tortilla of choice).
The mix between soft and crunchy of this meal is what makes it so wonderful. Have fun with this one and enjoy!
Have you picked up any new running clothing yet? What do you think about the Champion line at Target? I think the line often works out well and is friendly to the pocketbook – saves me money to spend on my running shoes!