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Monday Night 5k

by Meghann on February 23, 2009

Whoa, after a 6 miler on Saturday and a 12 miler on Sunday, Team in Training was tough tonight!

When the boys I had ran with a couple of weeks ago took off tonight at an 8:00 minute pace I knew I would kill myself if I tried to keep up so I scaled it back to an 8:30 pace. That way they were kept in my sight, but not so where I was killing myself to keep up.

I ended up running a 5k in 27:14… that’s an 8:31 pace! After my 5k I walked a lap with some of the girls who were walking the course. Then we did a boot camp style work out that involved jump roping, lunges, push up and crunches.

After the practice I was beat, but rewarded with a Hersheys Hugs they gave to everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I left work today I had a Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar to fuel me up.

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I was surprisingly not starving when I returned to my apartment..maybe it was the hersheys?… so I had time to put together a decent dinner.

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I made a Black Bean and Refried Bean Burger with some cans of beans I had in the fridge.

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I used about 1/3 cup of refried beans, 1/3 cup of black beans, green onion, chili powder, salt and just enough whole wheat bread crumbs to hold it all together. I then pan fired the burger till it was heated through and topped it with some Spinach, Tomato and Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce.

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With the burger I had some Rutabaga Fries I seasoned with Blacken Seasoning then baked in the oven at 415 for 20 minutes. I dipped the fries in a mix of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce and Ketchup.

I also had a pickle for some more green.

It was a great, satisfying dinner that was relatively quick and easy to put together.

For dessert i had the last 1/2 cup of my Carmel Praline Crunch FroYo with a sprinkle of Praline Pecan Granola on top.

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I am so ready for bed now… my pillows are calling my name its not even 9:00 yet. Oh well, the pillows win. Good night!

1 Emily February 23, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Great job on your run! I love the black bean burger idea, too. I always have trouble getting mine to stick together.

2 Mica February 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Awesome 5K. That’s some speedy business right there!

3 Brandi February 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

good job on the run!

i love those luna bars – they’re my favorite!

4 Natalie February 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Great run! Your timing is amazing, i’m still trying to get there!

Love your burger and fries dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

5 VeggieGirl February 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Fabulous run and meal!!

6 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Yum O dinner! You are just so creative! Enjoy your early night!!

7 Danielle February 23, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Great run! That was a quick 5k!
That bean burger looks delicious, I have some black beans in my fridge waiting to be used up maybe I’ll give this a try.

8 Julie February 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Loveee choc peppermint stick ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome job! I just got a recipe today for black bean burgers! Can’t wait to make them ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Bec February 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Thats definitely my favorite flavor of Luna bars, hope you enjoy your quality time with you pillow!

10 Sharon February 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Fabulous run, and oh wow, black bean burgers look great!

11 Bobbi February 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Man I miss having running buddies, I think for my next training I might look into something like this!

12 Amelia February 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Great job on your run! Great looking dinner too! I’ve never had rutabaga before, but those fries look sooo yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Sara February 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

You’re so creative! Dinner looks yummy!

14 Meg February 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Wow! Those burgers look awesome!

15 Betsy February 23, 2009 at 10:16 pm

You don’t know how badly reading about all your runs makes me want to get out there and run too! But the single digits with whipping wind it killing me!! Send up some of that FL sunshine!

16 luckytastebuds February 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

I know I know i keep saying the same thing, but your meals look SOOOO delicious it makes me wish you had a restaurant I could go to!!! gahhh.

17 Ryan February 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

After tasting some butternut squash fries last night, I really need to try your rutabaga fries too! Can’t wait to see ya on Saturday morning for the real 5K!

18 Sarah February 24, 2009 at 12:42 am

I am so proud of your time! Aren’t you pleased as punch?!

Rutabaga fries? Why didn’t I think of that? ๐Ÿ˜‰

19 Caroline February 24, 2009 at 1:10 am

Ya know, I’ve never tried rutabagas…any tips on prepping them?

20 alessa February 24, 2009 at 2:06 am

i think i would need a day of rest after a 12 miler! sounds like you are all prepared for next weekend! the burger looks delicious.. it reminds me of the black bean burgers from veganomicon. the recipe is phenomenal!

21 Leah February 24, 2009 at 2:17 am

Looks great!!! You’ve been doing so much running lately – I bet you are feeling wonderful.

22 Shelby February 24, 2009 at 8:11 am

Oh my gosh! That dinner is AMAZING! I love bean burgers and BBQ sauce is the perfect pairing =)

23 Meghann February 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

Caroline – I prepped the rutabaga fries just as I would potato fries. I cut the rutabage in fry shaes, seasoned them, then baked at 415 for 20 minutes, turning then at the 10 minute mark. Pretty easy.

24 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 24, 2009 at 10:55 am

That burger looks so good it hurts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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