freezer full of salmon
So my half marathon training is going really well i’m proud to announce. This week is 2 3.5 mile runs and a long run of 5. I wasn’t exactly sure if I would have time to get my 5 done this weekend so I did it yesterday morning. I had half a larabar before I jetted out the door and that helped me get some morning energy. I was running as the sun was rising in Baltimore and it couldn’t have been a more amazing view.
As i’m inching towards getting to my longer distance runs I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for gu’s, gels, sports beans, etc. I am clueless on these and haven’t run far enough to need them but in a few weeks i’ll be there. Any and all suggestions you have are greatly appreciated!
In my training plan there are 3 set run days, and 2 cross train days combined with 1 strength day, 1 strength and stretch and 1 rest. I think the thing that has been helping me the most is going to yoga during my cross train days. It has helped my hips and lower back out so much. I tend to get achy and sore after my runs and the yoga has almost helped that completely disappear. The only thing left for me to do is to start adding some strength. I don’t know why this seems so daunting to me but I need to get over it and get it done. There are endless benefits from strength training and I know it will improve my running. It’s time to crank things up a notch.
In yoga news, its been oh so amazing. I went on Tuesday and fell asleep in savasana. It’s unbelievable when you get that relaxed that you fall asleep. I don’t do it very often but when I’m so incredibly relaxed. I felt like i had slept for half an hour. Talk about a power nap 🙂
So I have a costco sized amount of salmon in my freezer. I asked my mom to get some salmon for me when she went to Costco and the smallest package was massive. It’s such a great buy though that I went with it. I sliced it up into single serving pieces, ziplock bagged them, and double stuffed them into 2 freezer bags. Let’s just say i have enough salmon to feed an army. The other day i used 1 piece out of probably 25. Dinner plans? Teriyaki salmon. The foreman cooks the salmon perfectly. I spread some olive oil on the filet, salt and pepper then threw it on the grill. Once it was almost done i put some teriyaki sauce on, shut the lid, and then when it was grilled to perfection I added a little more on top. I had some chinese frozen veggies from whole foods that I threw on the pan and added a tiny amount of oyster sauce to. Really gave it the stir fry feeling.
Does anyone have any favorite salmon recipes? I would love to find some new ways to prepare it.
Hope you guys have a great day xoxo