Today’s Reason: The Feast

In true Memorial Day style, we had a BBQ, ate tons of food, and drank lots and lots of adult beverages.  I certainly paid for those adult beverages with a whopper of a hangover the following day, but drank down 2 nuun waters, popped a couple ibuprofen, and went out for a run!  I immediately felt better!  Strange how that works…

I’m not too proud to say that food quite often motivates me to run.  If I know I am going to go out to a nice dinner or a party, I make sure to work in a run beforehand in order to have “earned” it.  Granted, I would probably need to run triple the distance to truly off-set those calories but the run itself helps me feel confident and accomplished, making any party or dinner out more of a celebration than a task.  I admit, I tend to celebrate a tad too much with all those adult beverages and that hangover makes me feel like a 2 ton elephant when I run but, hey, I’m learning…

My goals for this Memorial Day were 1) spend time with great friends (accomplished!), 2) not to drink too much of those adult beverages (completely failed), and 3) to have a feast that is light, healthy, and delicious (success!).  Thanks to Cooking Light magazine, we were all very pleased and totally satiated with the outcome.  I highly recommend all of these recipes and I hope your Memorial Day was as relaxing and fulfilling as ours!

Did your feast inspire your running this weekend?

Baked Black Beans with Chorizo

Flank Steak Tacos

Chimichurri Halibut Tacos

Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Salsa

Cabbage Slaw

we ate the whole thing!

Thank you, Cooking Light!


3 thoughts on “Today’s Reason: The Feast

  1. I’m new to following blogs, just as you are new to posting them. Let’s hope we both stay with it.
    You are inspiring me to get back on the road. I have been dealing with an injury and I had to drop out of my marathon on the first of May.
    Please say hi to my cousin for me.
    Love, Larry

    • Hi Larry! I am sorry to hear about your injury, I had IT band issues that kept me from a half in March and it was a horrible feeling but a couple months of rest made a world of difference! Will send your love, hugs and kisses to you and your clan as well! xoxo

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