Yesterday afternoon on the drive home from work, I had one thing on my mind: Peanut butter chocolate chip Lara bar. Buying that second one at Earth Fare last week was a good idea.
Somehow this stirred the sugar monster inside of me and I immediately grabbed some dark chocolate edamame afterwords. I thought I might just be a little hungrier than usual so I also grabbed a brown rice cake smeared with a Laughing Cow and that finally did the trick. The monster went back inside and the snacking subsided.
When Brad arrived home from work he had a package in his hands. Could it be…?
My NEW GARMIN!!! Just in time for a seven mile run. I google-mapped (you don’t use this as a verb?) our route and we set off.
Unfortunately it’s getting much darker, much faster now and we ended up running the last 3ish miles in complete darkness. I had to wait until we crossed under a street light to look at the turns I had written down on a piece of paper to guide us. And of course I couldn’t see the screen on my Garmin. It was pleasantly cool. The perfect weather for a run.
It turns out the Google Maps was wrong. So wrong. We ran 7.57 miles! I even double checked the route to make sure we made all the right turns. It’s a good thing I ordered the Garmin because if Google Maps is screwing up my route by almost 6/10 of a mile for a seven mile run, think how it could be screwing up >14 mile runs.
I’m so proud of Brad! This was his long run of the week. It’s been a while since he ran seven miles and he did so well. I actually had to ask him to slow down a few times. My right calf was hurting most of the run. The only time it stopped bothering me was when we sprinted the last block and a half home. Maybe only slow running makes it hurt (?).
Dinner was quick and easy.
Slow cooked pork tenderloin and apples + caramelized maple brussel sprouts
On Sunday night, Brad seared two tenderloins sprinkled with salt and pepper that were both a little under a pound each. These were “all natural” pork tenderloins from Earth Fare, which the butcher described as “organic without getting the government involved”.
On Monday morning I sliced five apples (~4 cups) and added them to the crock pot with the pork and:
-1/2 tsp. ground ginger
-1 tsp. garlic powder
-1 tsp. salt
-2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
-1 Tbsp. brown sugar
-1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
This cooked on low all day until it turned itself off. When I got home I put it on “buffet” to keep it warm until we were ready to eat.
The combination of sweet and savory in this meal was fantastic. Such a nice fall-ish meal for a cool autumn night.