Good evening Ladies & Gents!
FYI, I updated my Hal Higdon half marathon training schedule – it’s week 4 already…can you believe that?! I feel as though I just started a week ago! Per the schedule, I was to run 3.5 miles today. I’m not going to lie to you. I tried to skip it…BUT I politely reminded myself that everyone has got 30 minutes to spare – so off I went!
After two days of rain, it was extremely humid out – which made for a sweaty and muggy run. A swuggun, if you will. OH! AND! I came this close to getting steamrolled by a gigantic forest ninja – an enormous brown deer! I was running along, minding my own business, when all of the sudden I hear this really loud “bicycle” coming up in the grass behind me. Well 5 seconds later, this mammoth deer comes shooting past me – literally 6 inches away from my body – and jets back off into the forest. I’ve never experienced anything like it. FREAKY!!!
Later in my run, I saw three cardinals together…what are the odds of seeing three cardinals together in the wild? Not very high, in my experience…
Tonight I made a really simple and fresh dinner. Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro Rice.
True, it’s a mouthful, but it’s super easy! I actually made the salsa on Sunday when I got home from grocery shopping and everything was out, so all I had to do was grill the chicken and make the rice tonight!
To season the chicken I used my Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning. I sprayed each side of the breasts with some non-stick cooking spray and then sprinkled on my seasoning. Finally, I grilled the chicken for ~15 minutes, flipping half way through.
I prepared my brown rice according to package directions and finished it off with a squeeze of lime, a dot of butter and a sprinkling of cilantro.
You know what this rice tastes like?! CHIPOTLE RICE!! Heaven!
As soon as the chicken hit the grill, the Mrs. Dash seasoning scent invaded my senses. This blend is so delicious – and salt free, mind you!
Fabulous, fresh, filling – a summer staple dinner for sure!