Rest Day

July 23, 2012

It is all about a rest day for me today!

After 4 weeks of increasing my mileages, 17 days straight of running, and 70 miles of running last week, my body was badly in need of a rest day, so today it is all about foam rolling, icing, and resting. 🙂

Here’s what my mileage has looked like since the marathon:

June 16: Grandma’s Marathon

June 18 – 24: 5 miles

June 25 – July 1: 37 miles

July 2 – 8: 47 miles

July 9 – 15: 60 miles

July 16 – 22: 70 miles

Monday: 9 miles + 30 minutes weight lifting

Tuesday: 10 miles

Wednesday: 9 miles (AM)/4 miles (PM) = 13 miles + 30 minutes weight lifting

Thursday: 7 miles

Friday: 8 miles + 20 minutes weight lifting

Saturday: 18 miles

Sunday: 5 miles

This week will be a cut-back week for me, topping out at 55 miles, which should be a nice break for me. Then the following week, I’ll be back at it, hoping to hit 80 miles?? (or at least high 70s!!)

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Tonight’s dinner included two new recipes for veggie burgers and homemade buns.

(After taking this picture, I realize it hardly even looks like a burger. Eh, oh well.)

Bean Vegetarian Burgers

(Based off this recipe.)

* vegetarian

* gluten-free

Yield: 4 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon diced garlic
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup white beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg

Directions

1. Heat oil in a pan and add onion, olives, peppers, and garlic. Saute until tender.

2. Mix veggies with beans. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.

3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Shape into 4 patties. Pan-fry each burger for 3-4 minutes on both sides or until browned.

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Does anyone else have the hardest time getting veggie burgers to stick together? These were good, but they completely fell apart. They ended up being more like a sloppy joe than a burger.

I also made Italian Semolina Buns, which I made following this recipe on Jenn’s blog. Jenn’s buns turned out way better than mine though! Luckily they still tasted good.

9 Comments
    1. I used to have problems with my veggie burgers sticking together, but after trying lots of recipes, I’ve found that the vegan recipes I’ve tried (using flax or chia instead of egg) actually hold together better. Check out Oh She Glows or Edible Perspective for good vegan bean burger recipes!

      1. Excellent! Good to know!! I’ll be sure to check them out because after tonight I never wanted to make another veggie burger.

    1. It takes some practice to get them to stick together. The worst thing you can do is turn them too early. Hubby cooks his at a med heat. I add another egg if it still doesn’t hold together well enough. Your recipe is much different than mine though!

      1. I’ll have to remember those tips. 🙂 Yes, this recipe is a lot different than others I’ve tried.

    1. I haven’t made that recipe since the 4th of July last,year! I wonder how soon before I really get the swing of things with baby and can start baking again… but its also too got here to have the oven on. Forgive me for complaining about the heat…

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