I did a 4 mile run this morning and boy my legs were tired!!! Yep, that deserved the three exclamation points. 🙂
I’m thinking the legs must have been tired from my great run yesterday, but it was also a long day at work… until 9:30pm. Which means eating was a bit scattered throughout the day, so that could have played into it as well.
However, I managed to get through the 4 miles but it was at a pace that was much slower than what I’ve been doing. I figured that was fine and a good little recovery from yesterday. I don’t have another run on the schedule until Sunday, and just a bit of cross training on Saturday.
As for Friday, well, I plan on sleeping in. I took my car to the shop tonight to have a little check-up done, which means tomorrow I have nowhere I need to be or anything I should be doing. It may sound strange, but I’m looking forward to laundry and organizing. I think I’ve just been so go-go-go lately that I’m looking forward to rather bland things.
I will need to work just a bit this weekend though as I’m meeting a private client on Monday, so I have some stuff to get ready for that. But outside of that I plan on going nowhere or doing anything. Typically that’s not my style, but it sounds nice.
Tonight after I got home from work I gave a try to the onion soup I made the other night. I must say that I’m a HUGE fan of French Onion Soup, but I wanted to try something different and mess around with some flavors. What I ended up coming up with was ok, but I don’t think I’d make it the same away again. Next time I’ll stick to the tried and true. It’s not to say that this was bad, I think I was just craving more of a flavor pop. Though, I also had soup for lunch so maybe it was just too much soup for one day… wait, I don’t think that’s possible. 🙂
In the soup I used a Malbec wine instead of a white, and used beef stock (very low sodium version since beef stock is loaded with salt) instead of chicken. I sautéed the onions for quite some time and then added the wine and cooked it down. I topped it off with the beef stock and some herb mix and put it in the oven for an hour. It was definitely fragrant when cooking, and soup is always a warming treat. I also used a great whole wheat bread to dip in the soup so that added something as well.
I’m pretty sure how much I’ve mentioned I LOVE my food processor (making peanut butter is one of my favorites). Look how great it sliced these onions. No tears involved!
Really great low sodium stock.
Just out of the oven.