This Week's Eats and a Oiselle Meetup

Yay!  So this happened on Sunday:

Pic stolen from Sally's Twitter

I finally got to meet and chat with a bunch of super cool women that I've 'known' for months in the virtual world as part of the Oiselle team.  We did a nice 4 mile run and hit up Starbucks afterwards, natch.  My legs were feeling rather sluggish after last Sunday's half and taking an entire week off.  As I'd predicted, I brought up the back of the pack, even asking Kristen (our Team manager) at one point 'how much further?' On a FOUR MILE RUN.  Gah.  Oh well, I think I'll have a bit more pep in my step by the next group run.  In any case, it was so fun and such an honor to be able to run with these ladies, including Kate who just ran at the Olympic trials in Eugene!  Granted, she was always running a good 25-50 meters ahead of me - but we covered the same distance. :)  And Megan who had just finished running 24 miles in 40 hours with no real sleep (Ragnar) the day before.  Crazy rockstar girl.

Anyhow, what better way to get back into racing shape than to eat. lots. of. FOOD!  Errr..
  • Monday - Pizza!
  • Tuesday - an old Food Network favorite, easy cheesy chili chicken breasts with some guac and rice
  • Wednesday - sloppy joes: we do a typical ground beef recipe with ketchup, brown sugar, a little vinegar, onions and garlic
  • Thursday - southwest strata with spicy chicken sausage: I'm totally making this up as I go along as we have the leftover ingredients for such a dish in the house (sausage, eggs, peppers, bread, cheese..) we'll see how it turns out...
  • Friday - penne with vodka sauce
  • Saturday - babysitter's coming over and we're going out for my birthday dinner! wooo!
  • Sunday - Caesar salads with grilled shrimp
Oh, and to report on last week's Pinterest experiment, the spinach and artichoke pasta was a good one!  I added a can of diced tomatoes, drained and cut up the artichokes into smaller pieces and might even try adding grilled chicken next time.


  1. Yay for Oiselle team meet ups! Great photo. :)

  2. Awww, love it. You guys are SO colorful! I can't believe Megan made it after Ragnar. I could barely function on Sunday. Can I come over for dinner? It all sounds good. :)

    1. haha! maybe one of these days I'll have a big This Week's Eats partayy and invite the internets over for dinner :)