today Mason joined me on a short run to and from CVS pharmacy. We completed 1.75 miles in under 17 minutes. Thankfully the weather in Charlotte today was pretty mild ... breezy with a temperature in the mid 70's at 11:00am.
The high in Charlotte on Friday is forecasted to be 100 degrees ... not sure how much outdoor running I'll be doing then.
Tonight for dinner I decided to make some sweet potato burgers. I found a couple of recipes that I liked online and came up with the following:
Sweet Potato Burgers (makes 4 patties)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1/8 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon maple/agave syrup blend
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash of cayenne pepper
cook sweet potato in microwave for 5 minutes. peel and mash in a bowl. cook quinoa according to package directions (in this case in 1/2 of 3/4 cup of water). melt butter and mix with syrup and cayenne pepper. chop fresh spinach.
combine mashed sweet potato, spinach, quinoa, butter/syrup mixture, and panko bread crumbs. form into 4 patties. pan fry.
On the side I had a salad with arugula, goat cheese, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, golden raisins, sweet pecans, drizzled with olive oil and a balsamic vinegar glaze.