It is all about a rest day for me today!
After 4 weeks of increasing my mileages, 17 days straight of running, and 70 miles of running last week, my body was badly in need of a rest day, so today it is all about foam rolling, icing, and resting.
Here’s what my mileage has looked like since the marathon:
June 16: Grandma’s Marathon
June 18 - 24: 5 miles
June 25 – July 1: 37 miles
July 2 – 8: 47 miles
July 9 – 15: 60 miles
July 16 – 22: 70 miles
Monday: 9 miles + 30 minutes weight lifting
Tuesday: 10 miles
Wednesday: 9 miles (AM)/4 miles (PM) = 13 miles + 30 minutes weight lifting
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: 8 miles + 20 minutes weight lifting
Saturday: 18 miles
Sunday: 5 miles
This week will be a cut-back week for me, topping out at 55 miles, which should be a nice break for me. Then the following week, I’ll be back at it, hoping to hit 80 miles?? (or at least high 70s!!)
Tonight’s dinner included two new recipes for veggie burgers and homemade buns.
(After taking this picture, I realize it hardly even looks like a burger. Eh, oh well.)
Bean Vegetarian Burgers
(Based off this recipe.)
Yield: 4 burgers
- 1 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons diced red onion
- 2 tablespoons diced kalamata olives
- 2 tablespoons diced red bell peppers
- 1 teaspoon diced garlic
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup white beans, drained
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 egg
1. Heat oil in a pan and add onion, olives, peppers, and garlic. Saute until tender.
2. Mix veggies with beans. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Shape into 4 patties. Pan-fry each burger for 3-4 minutes on both sides or until browned.
Does anyone else have the hardest time getting veggie burgers to stick together? These were good, but they completely fell apart. They ended up being more like a sloppy joe than a burger.
I also made Italian Semolina Buns, which I made following this recipe on Jenn’s blog. Jenn’s buns turned out way better than mine though! Luckily they still tasted good.