I can’t complain about the weather in Chicago so far. It has actually been decent for December. Only one day of snow and it was in the 40′s all week.
Yet yesterday I went running outside- in shorts. Did you know that those lake winds are no joke? It might have been 45 out but I was chilled to the bone.
When decided what to make for dinner last night..I remembered that chilled to the bone feeling. So I made the best cold weather food I could think of..soup!
Chicken Tortellini Soup
- 2 large chicken breasts (cooked and shredded/cubed)
- 2 large chopped carrots
- 2 large stalks of chopped celery
- 3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- 8 oz cooked tortellini
- 1 TSP oregano
- Pepper and Garlic Salt to taste
Bring the chicken broth, chicken, carrots, celery and spices to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes and then add tortellini 5-10 minutes before serving.
I am so proud of this soup because I actually made up the recipe! And it was easy. The only thing I could have done better was cooked the chicken differently (I overcooked mine and it was a tad chewy). I think this would be an awesome crock pot recipe.
And because yesterday was National Cupcake Day naturally we celebrated.
Someone was a little mad he couldn’t join in on the delicious dinner. Apparently angry Charlie = barking Charlie. And a very annoyed smash.
Jenny Challenge Update: 73.5 miles- only 26.5 left and 9 days to do it!
What is your favorite soup to make? I want to try more now!
It’s amazing how much easier running gets when you just..run.
intelligent thoughts over here today folks.
There are only 12 days left until Christmas which means only 12 days left to reach 100 miles! Luckily I am at 60.8 as of today so it is looking doable.
I have done most my runs on the treadmill the past week- including a looong eight miler last Friday and 6.3 miles today. I have gotten pretty used to the treadmill now and don’t really see myself getting back outside as much now that it’s getting colder. Hey a run is a run right?
So 12 days and 39.2 miles until Christmas! Anyone else been running lately?
Time for the biggest loser season finale! See you in the morning for the recap!
Check out my new favorite headbandz- great for running!
Well the worst day of the week has come and gone. Dear Monday- I hate you.
Luckily I was able to almost complete my Christmas shopping thanks to Cyber Monday. Between that and Black Friday I have spent waaaaay over my limit in Christmas presents. Now if someone could please find out what my father wants my shopping will be 100% done.
I was also able to get in a 4.5 mile run. Nothing special except for the fact the I am now at 12.5 mile for The Jenny Challenge.
Yep that’s right- I am attempting to run 100 miles between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is going to be quite hard but I have a plan mapped out and so now I just need to stick to it. I’m already one 4 mile run behind…oops.
Technically the challenge counts 10 minutes of any cardio as a mile so if I followed that I would be at over 20 miles by now but I am going to try to just count actually running mileage. We’ll see if I still feel that way in a week or so.
Anyone else want to join in the challenge? It’s not too late to sign up! Check it out and let me know if you decide to do it.
Jenny Challenge Running Mileage: 12.5 miles