Hi sweet readers!
Last night’s workout was a doozy. And it kicked my butt, if we’re being completely honest. That’s right, a simple 3.1 mile run on a route I run often, had me wishing I could jump into the river and call it quits. It happens to the best of us, I suppose. I ran while my friend Erin biked beside me, so having some company made it much more enjoyable.
I literally ran my marathon faster than I ran this 5k last night, pace wise. And I don’t even think it’s because I’m that out of shape, but because I did everything yesterday pre-run that you AREN’T supposed to do before a run. And while a poopy run is completely my fault, if I were to play the blame game this is what I’d blame it on: I only ate a small salad at lunch, drank TWO diet cokes, only 1 glass of water, it was ridiculously humid, I’ve only ran 3 times in the past 3 weeks, and I slept terribly the night before. Not exactly the best combination of factors. But, I’m only human, and one embarrassingly bad run isn’t going to kill me! Getting out there and running is better than not doing anything at all, and getting some fresh air makes it all worth it.
To make up for my flopped run, I decided I needed to at least make an amazing dinner! So, burrito bowls it was!
Homemade Burrito Bowls
Here is what I used:
-Rice (Let’s pretend I used brown rice. I actually used quick white rice because I was hungry enough to eat my arm off and couldn’t wait. How do people live off of salads for lunch??)
-2 diced avocados
-1 diced tomato
-1 can of black beans
-1 small diced red onion
-Shredded pepperjack cheese
-Miss Renfro’s habanero mango salsa (or salsa of your choice)
I boiled the rice, then drained it and added a couple slices of butter, because I live in the south and you add butter to everything.
Then I loaded on the avocado, (hello healthy fat!) tomato, black beans, cilantro, and onion. Next I shredded some pepperjack cheese, and added a couple spoonfuls of salsa to top it off.
They were delicious! Not quite up to Chipotle quality, but pretty dang tasty and budget friendly!
A couple things I would consider adding next time would be shredded lettuce, and maybe a dollop of sour cream. I mean, why not?
Have you had a “bad run” recently? Have you made burrito bowls before? Do you prefer to wing it in the kitchen or stick to a recipe?