Thursday I had some A.R.T work done on my quads. It wasn't pretty but I couldn't believe the difference it made. To make sure I stayed limber, I went to a hot yoga class on Thursday night. I woke up Friday morning feeling like a million bucks. I had NO knee pain when I went up and down the stairs. WOOHOO! Bring on Saturday.
Saturday morning was really chilly. I layered up, opting to wear my Zoot thermal compression capris, along with my compression calf sleeves, topped with a pair of New Balance wind stopper tights. I figured the compression capris would help keep my knees somewhat in alignment. Definitely a good call. I did my prescribed exercises as a warm up before I headed out the door. As soon as I hit the pavement, I started smiling. It took me a little while to get into a groove. My legs didn't start to feel good until about 6km in. My pace was steady. I certainly didn't have it in me to push the pace and that was ok as my goal pace for today's run was 5:12 km's. My plan was to do the 29km that I skipped last week. I had my phone with me in case I decided I needed to cut the run short and had to call in the sag wagon.
|yeah, it was THAT flipping cold.|
|Pretty good come back run!|
A couple of you have asked for my Umami burger recipe. I thought I had it nailed but I still feel like there is something missing. Despite that, I'm going to share it anyway. I may try using fish sauce in place of the anchovy paste next time I make them. That might be the missing ingredient. And I may add a just bit more garlic powder. If make them and decide to add / subtract anything, let me know how they turn out!
1.5 lbs of extra lean ground beef (I think that's how much I had, not 100% sure though)
1/3 of a large sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 of a portobello mushrooms, finely chopped & sauteed
1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp of anchovy paste
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
a pinch of salt
pepper to taste
Mix everything together and form into patties. Toss on the grill or in the frying pan and cook to desired done-ness. I like mine medium rare.
This recipe made 7 decent sized patties that I wrapped up and froze.
Do you have a favourite burger recipe?