Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lady and the Tramp

Let's be honest, no hunk of meat looks attractive on camera. Perhaps there's a reason for that... Anywho, I haven't given up meat thus far (although I'm tempted at times) and last night I wanted to "beef up" our spaghetti so I bought some lean, locally grown grass fed beef. 

I brought it home, whipped out my Betty Crocker cookbook and had meatballs formed in approx. 7 minutes! 

All it took was a little chopped onion, worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper, 1 egg,  a little milk and bread crumbs. Then I cooked them on 400 deg for 20 min. 




And just like that, we had a nice little Lady and the Tramp dinner for two with leftovers for the manfriend.

I'm definitely feeling carb loaded up. Tonight will likely be a similar pasta like meal for dinner before the Hagg Lake 25K tomorrow.

It's kind of weird, for trail races, I don't feel like I have to be all precise about fueling or resting or what not. It seems like the nature of trail runners is much more "go with the flow." Funny how that gets passed on and sets the tone for other runners as well. 

So, no, I don't have any time goals for tomorrow really, but expecting to finish around 3 hrs. I guess I have no idea what to expect other than I've heard it's rolling hills and will likely be muddy...much muddier than McKenzie River Trail.


I have my trail shoes out and am planning to wear capris and layers for the mud, cold, hail, rain, etc. Oh and I have yet to actually do any packing. It's probably time I get on that seeing as how we're leaving in 45 min or so...

Oh and I'm kind of looking forward to stuffing my face at the aid stations. But seriously, these trail runs have some fun fuel. When else is it "proper nutrition" to eat Pringles, candy, Oreos, etc? 


Okay, time to pack! See you on the other side of this race. If you want to follow it, the hashtag is #haggmud. And I believe I set my twitter to automatically update when I finish the race, but who knows.

7 comments:

thethinksicanthink said...

I'd settle for some sour patch kids or swedish fish during a marathon for sure! Enough with the gels...

Lindsey said...

That spaghetti dinner looks really good! Have fun tomorrow!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is my kind of fuel! ;) Good luck tomorrow - I am sure you will do great and I think it's great that you have a laid back attitude about this race!! Seems like we pysch ourselves out so much for road races!

And yum - those meatballs look delicious!

findingblissforme said...

Have fun tomorrow!

J said...

Good luck! Hope the race went well! I love spaghetti with meatballs! I always make a huge batch of meatballs and then freeze them for use later!

Ricole said...

We love meatballs do I should try making them homemade someday. How was the race??!!!!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I hope your race went well! I have never run that long of a trail race! Or really that difficult of a trail race at all! I can't wait to hear how it went!