Grilled Vegetable Salad and Running
No picture, as the grilled vegetable salad was inhaled by the large crowd that I made this for.
But do give this one a try.
1 Red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 1 hatch chili pepper (jalapeno or other), 2 zucchini, 2 yellow squash, 2 roma tomatoes, 1 large onion.
Char the peppers and then put them in a brown paper bag for a few minutes. This will make them sweat and it will be easy to remove the skin.
Next grill the other veggies. Helpful hint, I start grilling the onion when I first put the peppers on. The onion takes a little longer. Something else I found, grilling the onion whole vs. slicing it, keeps the onion moist and has a much better taste. I sprinkle some salt on the veggies (not the peppers) before grilling and a tiny drizzle of olive oil on the tomatoes only.
Grab yourself a nice looking serving bowl. Dice up all the veggies. Take a handful of fresh cilantro chop it up and mix that in. Now drizzle some evoo and a tiny splash of balsamic. Mix together and serve. I think you will have some happy customers when you serve this. My dad who isn’t much of a vegetable guy, had 3 servings.
Well, the family has left, it was a busy 8 days.
I was able to sneak in a few workouts but did not get in a run. But, I did play a lot. Lot’s of chasing, sprinting and wrestling with all the kids. My oldest nephew (16) is 6’4. All he wants to do is wrestle. I have to honestly say that he is very close to taking me down. Even though he was disappointed, I told him he was just a few years away from beating my ass, if he takes the time to learn about leverage……..hehehe
My son who will be 11 in a few days, can not seem to get enough of running/sprinting. He is super super fast for his small and very light body. He was almost able to keep up with his tall cousin. This past Sunday we attended a soccer game at the local university. I didn’t see much of the game as he and I ran around throwing the football and kicking the soccer ball on the beautiful grass on the side field. You see, real grass is a treat for us. In Florida mostly everything is St. Augustine Grass. So when we have the opportunity to play barefoot on real grass, it makes us happy. We played hard for over an hour. When I was playing with him I realized how poor my posture is when I run/sprint.
I carry to much tension, I don’t keep my body straight and I DON’T SMILE!
As I watched my son, I noticed that 99% of the time he smiles when he runs. In the book Born to Run. The author mentions this. If you check out the pictures of the Tarahumara, they seem to be always smiling…..even after clocking 50 miles.
After looking at some pics from the weekend, I saw the one below that my daughter took of her brother running in the yard. Notice his posture, but more importantly the smile as he is running. (and he is barefoot)
Have a great day and if you’re running………SMILE!