Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A big heart...

Wow.  Those sprints on Sunday KILLED us.  Nicky was bent over and I was on the verge of throwing up.  And it was ONLY 20 minutes!!!

BUT... It must have stretched our hearts and lungs because last nights run was fast.  Really fast.
And ... easy. Our hearts felt BIG!

They (The people that know what they're talking about and actual runners) really push the idea of sprint training.  

I get it now.  It pushes you to the next level.

Here's the training plan we're following to get that 10k run done under an hour ... 


So ... rest day today.  My legs are twitching for a run though.  Really twitching.  

Made a delicious chicken casserole tonight ... massively healthy and hearty.  Perfect for a winters night.

1 leek - sliced and washed
2 cloves of garlic - diced finely
2 carrots - peeled and diced
500 grams of chicken (I used tenderloins but I reckon thighs would have been waaaay better) coated in seasoned flour

Sautee the leek and carrots in a good glug of olive oil until soft.  Then add a stock cube or gel.
Stir and coat.
Add the garlic and stir for a few minutes.
Add a cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes.

Place the floured chicken in the bottom of a casserole dish and pour over the leek mixture.

Cover and cook real slow for an hour at least.

You'll need to give it a few stirs to make sure the flour mixes with the liquid and forms a yummy sauce.

You could add anything to this right?  But I wanted to make sure the kids would eat it without saying ... I hate mushrooms, I hate those green bits, etc.

We had a heap of creamy mashed potatoes and just cooked brocolli.

Kids carved it up.  Then they made their own desert ....

Caramel yoghurt, wheetbix, milk, sliced bananas and golden syrup drizzled over the top.  Gotta admit ... they know what they're doing!