Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lovin' The Carb Loading....

Well folks, the big event, the Jay Challenge is next Saturday!! Gulp. Sounded so cool when I signed up. According to the race director, this race is the hardest "marathon" (33 miles) put together for its distance in North America.

Help, I need.............

Training advice? Naw, its too late for that.

I need.........

Course information?................. I have that, but why lament over impending pain?

I need..........

I need............

I need what every girl craves during stress......

CARBOHYDRATES!!!

LOL. Really. I need carbohydrates, now!

Next to running blogs, cooking blogs are my most favourite daily read. I love to pore over the pages and dream of the day when I will find the time to trudge over to the grocery store and find all of the rare ingredients for fancy recipes and go home and cook up the perfect meal for Hubs and I.

Truthfully, the cooking rarely happens throughout the school year, but a whole lot of dreaming goes on, and then I settle for Shake and Bake for dinner.



Hey, its kinda tasty....

I was perusing my very favourite cooking blog the other day, Smitten Kitchen, when I came across this very perfect carb loading dish, zucchini strand spaghetti. In fact it was so perfect it made me gasp with delight. This dish I will make!! Tonight!! I even made my own fancy basil oil last night, and it turned out awesome. This is what the dish should look like (Deb's from Smitten Kitchen's, not mine).




Mine will likely look less perfect. I even bought a mandoline for the occasion to julienne the zucchini. Hubs and I watched videos on You Tube last night trying to figure out how to use it without cutting off my fingers.


Oh sorry..... Did you come here to read about running?

Alright then, the training plan for today is a short 6K recovery run and a 20K bike. I have seemed to have snapped out of my lethargic stage. I may cut back mileage this weekend though in favour of tapering and more carb loading.

Happy training and thanks for reading!

9 comments:

Melanie said...

good luck with the dish tonight and using the mandolin! If you figure it out, LEMME KNOW! I bought one about a year ago, and am so scared to use it.... lol. funny that i'm not the only one! :D

Meg said...

That sounds good!

Kim said...

Yuummm...I can hardly boil water. And that contraption-I would have no idea what that is. Thanks for the lesson!

Marlene said...

Mmmm, carb loading! The bets part of racing! Enjoy!

P.O.M. said...

I love to Carbo Load with Sweet Potatoes!!!!

Good luck.

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO! Oohhh girl you don't even know how much I depend on the ole Box o Shake N Bake HAHAHAAA

Lily on the Road said...

OMG, I totally forgot how rugged Jay is until I watched the video...Marci, you are hardcore girl!!

Excuse me,
"Hubs and I watched videos on You Tube last night trying to figure out how to use it without cutting off my fingers.", LOL, what about cutting off HIS fingers!!! LMAO!!

Good Luck ~ run safe I can hardly wait to hear all about it!!

I'm going to check out the food webite, thanks.

Nitmos said...

What are you doing reading and writing blogs? For a 33 mile, tough race, you should be being fed intraveneously (sp) and lying in an ice chest until the day arrives.

Laura said...

That dish looks amazing! I don't have a mandolin but will have to get one so I can try.