Despite all of this anti-beet talk, I keep reading and learning about how incredible they are for you. They are high in vitamins and minerals, cleanse the body, purify the blood and even contribute to increased energy and help prevent cancer. So, I really wanted to like beets. I put a peeled and washed beet into one of my green smoothies and it was fine...I could get a hint of beet taste but nothing overwhelming. Then, I read this recipe on Food Babe about beet French fries so I whipped a batch of those up- I enjoyed them and will definitely do it again. The family has still not joined me with the beets as of this recipe though.
On the running front, I am finishing out week 3 of my 16 week half marathon training plan. So far so good. My "long" run is up to 6 miles. Although still chugging along significantly slower than pre-pregnancy, it feels great to see some miles start to add up and feel like a runner. I have been splitting my runs between the gym treadmill or outside early in the mornings. I like running outside, but I am not a fan of needing a head lamp. Even though the lamp provides visibility, I feel like I still can't distinguish uneven pavement very well and just don't feel too graceful on the feet. Anyone else have this issue or is it just me? It's probably just me! The trusty treadmill is at the gym for me once the icy roads settle in, which is great but I just need to factor in the car warm up time and 7'ish minutes ride there and back. 20'ish minutes is a lot of time in the mornings!
Anyone like running with a head lamp? Would you prefer to run with a head lamp over the treadmill or vice versa?
Have a great week!