Tonight Mike and I ran 3.5 miles together. Well at least we thought we were, our Garmins had other plans.
Here is a comparison of our stats:
Lap 1: Jamie - 9:51 pace, Mike - 9:54 pace
Lap 2: Jamie - 9:53 pace, Mike - 9:32 pace
Lap 3: Jamie - 9:27 pace, Mike - 9:24 pace
Lap 4 (.5): Jamie - 9:55 pace, Mike - 9:21 pace
Total Time: Jamie - 34:06, Mike - 33:30
Average Pace: Jamie - 9:45 minutes per mile, Mike - 9:35 minutes per mile
Technology is a wonderful thing. I'm not too concerned about it because there was a second or so difference between when we started our watches and Mike was zig-zagging a little bit which probably added more distance than me. Other than the Garmin quirks, our run felt great!
In other news, tonight is the second night we tried a new recipe!
Pinterest has really been a great tool for helping me find new recipes. (If you are on it, you should start following me!) I found this recipe for Grilled Bruschetta Chicken and had to try it! Mike and I love bruschetta, which is funny since I don't really like tomatoes. We did make a few changes, though. We could have grilled it on our George Foreman but we ended up baking it in the oven. I also thought the recipe called for sun-dried tomato spread, but it called for dressing. Oops!
Here are the ingredients that we used:
3 chicken breasts
Sun-dried Tomato Bruschetta Spread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tomatoes diced
Dried Basil and Italian Seasoning
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
We put the chicken breasts in a glass baking dish and spread the sun-dried tomato spread on top of each. We then topped that with tomatoes and sprinkled the basil and Italian seasoning on top. Mike drizzled some olive oil on it too, you could skip that though if you wanted.
We covered the baking dish with tin foil and put it in a 350 degree oven for half an hour. We then took it out and uncovered it. We sprinkled the mozzarella cheese (just eye-balled how much to use) on top of the chicken breasts and put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
We decided to have pasta on the side, but I'm sure you could have something else!
Overall this tweaked recipe was really good. I think we liked the Stuffed Peppers better, but this one was still a winner! I would like to try to make the original recipe too!
Have you noticed any weird quirks with your Garmin?