Pepper Perfection & Great Running Weather

What a week it's been! I started off on an emotional roller coaster, only to crash quickly by Tuesday. On top of that, it has been my last week in my current job position and I have been trying to tie up unfinished business. Thankfully, tomorrow is my last day and I get coffee and sushi. :o)

But, aside from that, there are two things that have gone pretty smoothly this week: Running & Food.

Last night, I threw together beef & quinoa stuffed peppers...

It may not be the most picturesque meal, but it was the most delicious thing I have tasted all week. The last time I made stuffed peppers, I used chicken. They were really good, but not like this! These peppers were stuffed with lean beef and I also added tomato sauce to the mix. It was perfection on a plate!! Also, the peppers I used were not just any store bought pepper. They were picked from our own garden! Yum!!! I was lucky enough to have leftovers for my lunch today.

Now, for the best part of my week...running!!!

The weather has been such a blessing. 70 degrees and zero humidity! It has played a huge part in the results I have seen these last two days.

I have had some great times. The best I have seen since even before my surgery. I love seeing my average pace in the 8 minute range. It leaves me believing I will see a 7 minute pace in the near future.

Tomorrow is a rest day in preparation for my 5 mile trail race on Saturday. I am not expecting any awards out of it, just experience. It will be my first race on a trail and that will be rewarding in itself. I am also contemplating a 5k on the 31st, but am procrastinating on making a decision. That will be 3 races within a month and I think it could be too much! Especially since come September, it's all half marathons up until November. Phew!

Anyway, I hope you all here in the MD area took advantage of the lovely weather we had. Let us pray for more to come!!!

PS. If you haven't already, sign up for my Spartan Race giveaway!!!

What was the best meal you had this week?

Have good weather in your neck of the woods these past few days? How did it affect your running?


  1. I'm pretty into my crazy salads this week: spinach, peppers (lots), onions (lots), nuts (lots) get the idea. Lots of stuff.
    What recipe did you use for those stuffed peppers? They look delicious!

    1. I made too much pepper probably would have stuffed 4 peppers, easy. But this is exactly what I did...

      1. I boiled a half cup of dry quinoa as directed on the bag.
      2. I browned 1 lb lean brown meat on the skillet in a drizzle of olive oil. We seasoned with chipotle seasoning and crushed red pepper.
      2. I chopped up a quarter of a medium onion and tomato. I also added a finely chopped clove of garlic.
      3. I mixed the quinoa, cooked meat, and veggies with 6oz of tomato sauce.
      4. I put the mix in the peppers and topped with favorite cheese.
      5. I cooked the peppers in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes then served.


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