I’m more excited about the fall temperatures than the pumpkin spice lattes, scented candles or the changing of the leaves. It’s been forever since I’ve had a comfortable run. I quit running last summer, but this summer I powered through and it definitely paid off. The game plan was a success. Last night was the longest run I’ve completed in a very long time. It was so comfortable. My joints didn’t ache, I was never out of breath, no cramps popped up and I could have ran forever. I headed out a little later in the evening and made sure to fuel up properly for my run. I originally planned on seven miles, but felt so amazing and didn’t want to stop. I also didn’t want to walk back in the dark on the trails, so that also played a factor. I’ll be writing a recap post soon with more food and workouts I’ve been doing this week + last week! You can follow the October Fitness Challenge Instagram if you want to keep up 😉
This afternoon I ran three miles and it was so nice. It was breezy and kind of chilly. I’m going to be wearing long sleeves soon! I ran uptown Charlotte and did a couple stair obstacles along the way. I ran Freedom Park last night and stopped at Fresh Market for dinner ingredients on the way home. It was around nine and I lost my appetite after walking grumples, showering and drinking a protein shake. I put the ingredients in the fridge and decided to go straight to bed. The exhaustion caught up with me. I ended up making this yummy salad this afternoon after my run instead. This salad was so good that I’m going straight back to the Fresh Market and buying a ton of the same ingredients to make this salad to eat all week.
The great thing about the fresh market is that I can buy the nuts and dried fruit in little serving sizes because of their bulk section. I love buying only what I need.Ingredients: Cucumber, Kale, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mixed Honey Roasted Nuts, Honey Goat Cheese, Avocado, Cranberries, Grilled Chicken Breast and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
I made a GIANT bowl of the salad so I can have for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. I’ll have to get some more grilled chicken for the top. I think a chicken salad would be delicious on top.
If you haven’t had this brand of Balsamic Vinaigrette yet, you need to try it! I stood in front of the dressings for about ten minutes contemplating which dressing to get and I’m SO GLAD I went with this one. It goes great with sweet or savory. Questions for you!
- Do you eat salads all year round?
- What is your favorite salad dressing?
- What has been the highlight of your week?
Don’t like kale? I never used to like it either! My brother made me this salad a couple years ago and I fell in love…You can find the recipe here!