{Friday Fab 5-Best Burgers Ever, Trail Running Shoes, Grilled Veggies, …}

{#1-Peppercorn-Crusted BBQ-Ranch Burgers with Chili-Lime Crunchies}
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Shocker alert! I have another recipe from Iowa Girl Eats to recommend. Memorial Day is one of those days that conjures up thoughts of sunshine, American pride and grilling. I came across this recipe last week and knew we HAD to make it Monday. These burgers were amazing. Since I’m the only person in the world who hates ranch dressing I did not mix mine with BBQ. For those ranch lovers out there i.e. everyone else on the planet, you’ll love the BBQ-Ranch combo. Add this recipe to your next grill out plans.

{#2-Grilled Veggies}
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Since the focus of our meal was these burgers, and they seemed super filling, I wanted something light and yummy to go with. I love roasting veggies on the grill during the summer and peppers in four colors seemed like the best choice. It was.

{#3-Must complete this mile!}
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This was me Wednesday night. I got back to my house from my hilly run and was not quite to seven miles yet. I did what any number/Garmin obsessed runner does and ran around little loops by my house until I heard the comfort of the familiar chirp and felt the mile vibration on my wrist. Now I could be done. Does anyone else do this? I tend to waiver back and forth between obsessed and run free.

{#4-Trail Running Shoes…err not!}

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The other day I sort of just realized I don’t own trail running shoes and my first 50k is oh, next week! I think it is a little too late for that, but I don’t even know where to begin. I will be wearing my trusty old Mizuno Wave Riders, but am a bit nervous about this. I know the trails I’m going to be running are not too technical so they should work. Anyone have recommendations on trail running shoes? I read reviews in Trail Runner magazine last weekend, but feel overwhelmed. Where to start?

{#5-I’ll take the running gear}
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For a sport that really requires so little gear, how can I need so much running gear? I do mean need, too! My birthday wish lists sure have changed over the past few years since running my first marathon. Forget the romantic stuff, I want Body Glide and tech material gear. I can’t be alone on this can I?

Happy Friday!

2 thoughts on “{Friday Fab 5-Best Burgers Ever, Trail Running Shoes, Grilled Veggies, …}

  1. I am one of those people who are not number obsessed! I’m okay with ending a run on .42 or something like that. I don’t know why it doesn’t bother me, but it doesn’t lol! I can’t wait to hear about your trail run! I’m sure you will have an amazing time regardless of your shoes! Also I would love to get running gear for my birthday….that would be fabulous!!!

    • I go back and forth with the numbers game. After being number obsessed for a while I will usually run a few run free miles. I took your advice though and ended a run today at 5.8 miles instead of having to run around until I reached 6 miles. 🙂 It was a good change of pace. As you gear up for your marathon I’m sure running gear will be at the top of your wish lists for any gift holiday. The longer you run the nicer it is to have quality and comfortable gear. I’m sure you’ve found this out already though. You seem to be rocking your training already. Keep it up, girl!

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