Ready for the race

It was nice to hear all of your fun goals! I started out my day with a nice 3-mile run around the neighborhood. My early riser challenge is going well! After watching the 1-hour Family Guy episode last night (awesome one, at that!) I went right to sleep and woke up bright and early at 6am this morning. It is our last week of basic class, so it is bittersweet for me! Im excited about baking for 2 days~ today we did Apple pie, and although it look and smelled amazing, I sent it with my guy to share with his coworkers. I saw how much shortening went in there! 😉 I am nervous about my final, but anxious to start advanced! Ill keep you updated on how it goes 🙂

First off, I have a fun sort of announcement. As I mentioned on the blog, I am officially in race-training mode. My goals for the race season are to do a 5k, a 10k, a 10-miler and a half marathon. My half marathon is set for September, so I decided to sign up for my first race of the season the Cardiac Health Foundations Walk of Life 5k.

Now, Im not doing these races to get faster and faster, like I did a couple years ago, nor do I expect to beat my PR of 21:09 (5k) at all this year I just want to push myself as hard as I can, and as far as I can! Heres to starting off the race season right on May 15, 2010!!

So I was walking home today, and it was incredibly beautiful out! Sunny and warm, about 25C or 75F. It actually is 80F now!! Anyways, I had planned on doing a grilled cheese/tomato soup combo for lunch today, but with the warm weather I knew I did not want soup! But I havent done all my grocery shopping/prep for the week, so what could I make? I scanned the supplies we had in my head. We have bread, eggs, condiments, veggies An egg-salad sandwich!

Funny thing is? I used to HATE egg salad sandwiches! But this one was spot-on. So good! Try it, I promise youll like it.

Healthy Egg Salad for One

1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise (use the real stuff, its worth it!)

1-2 tsp dijon mustard

1/2 tablespoon light sour cream

1 tsp chives, chopped small

Drizzle of lemon juice

sprinkle paprika

salt and pepper to taste

2 perfectly hard cooked eggs- I used 1 yolk and tossed the other one

To serve: 2 slices of bread, spinach or other lettuce.

1. Fill a pan halfway with COLD water and a bit of salt. Set the eggs in the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cook for 10 minutes and immediately rinse in cold water to cool.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Mix the mayo, dijon, sour cream, lemon juice, chives, salt, pepper and paprika well.

3. When eggs are cooled, peel and chop into small pieces. Mix with dressing and serve as you please! A sandwich worked for me, but on top of a salad or some crackers would be nice as well!

And youre done!

My only qualms? It was hard to eat! I cut my pieces too big, for sure. Cut them smaller than I did, or smoosh it a little (the technical term, obviously) and you should be good!

Have a great Monday- I know I am!