Hi friends! I sure hope you enjoyed your Saturday. I enjoyed sleeping in (a rare occurrence!) and having no agenda for the day. Well, I always have a to-do list and one of the half dozen items on it today was long run #2. My dad had planned to ride along with me as I ran my 8-9 mile loop, but when I woke up a little before 7:00am, my GI was still giving me grief – ugh! I rolled outta bed a few hours later and made g-free b-berry pancakes, but I did not gear up to run out the door… until 5:00pm.
It wasn’t until then that my GI gave me the clear to check off my run. Maybe, too, it was the 2 glasses of iced coffee that was yelling at me to get outside and shake off some energy.
I thought I’d do a 6-mile loop and finish the last 2-3 miles on the ‘mill. However, that idea was immediately trashed when I set foot outside and realized what a most spectacular Humboldt Co. day it was. I have to soak up as much of this place that I can.
According to SmartCoach, I was suppose to run another 8 miles @ 8:52 pace. Not today. Today, I kept runnin’.
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Enough running rambling…
Honey & Basil Walnut Crusted Salmon
~3/4 lb. wild salmon
1 T stone ground mustard
1 T honey
1-2 T fresh basil, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. raw walnuts, roughly chopped
Rinse and dry salmon. Cut into 2 pieces. Place on a baking sheet that has been prepared with a little olive oil. Mix together the mustard, honey, basil and garlic. Spread over the top of the salmon.
Sprinkle 2 T walnuts over each fillet – season with a pinch of salt and fresh black pepper. Bake for for 10-15 minutes @ 400F or until the surface of the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
I served the salmon over a bed of homegrown greens dressed lightly with olive oil and balsamic, quinoa, and creamy chevre – tasty!
I don’t remember how I stumbled across the original recipe, but I’ve have it in my savory recipe queue for a while now. Hello, protein and omega-3s! I am always trying to increase my protein intake as a pescatarian (mostly vegetarian). Walnuts and salmon are two excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, as are chia seeds :)
You probably hear omega-3 this, omega-3 that. What are they exactly? Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids; essential fatty acids are those that the body does not synthesis, so we must consume them, as they are vital for metabolism. Omega-3s are important, though not excluded, to cardiovascular and mental health,
Looking forward to another long bike ride in the morning. I heart x-training!
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