Mexican Salad and 1/2 Marathon

19 Oct

Tonight for dinner we made a Mexican inspired salad. 

Mexican Salad

Here are the ingredients:

  • Spring Mix
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Chicken Breast
  • Garlic Salad Dressing
  • Red Onion
  • Organic Pepper Jack Cheese

It was amazing!  : )  It was hearty,  yet healthy.  The perfect blend of protein, fiber, vitamins and carbs! 





I decided today that I am going to run the Sedona 1/2 marathon in February.  The last time I ran the Sedona 1/2 was about 2 years ago.  The Husband and I decided to run one without properly training.  I think we went on three runs (8, 10 and 11 mile) to prep and it wasn’t enough.  We also ran those three runs on flat trails.  When we got to the race we learned it was going to be on pavement and really, I mean really hilly!  Although we made it thru the race (2:29), our bones were killing us.  I have bad knees, hips and a bad left foot and without properly training, my body takes a toll. 

February 2009- I forgot to mention Sedona was freezing the day of the race!



After we get back from Mexico, I will start training properly and can’t wait for race day to get here!  : )  I am trying to convince the Husband to run it with me, but so far, I haven’t been lucky.  Maybe with time…(sigh)!

What’s your go to salad recipe?  Do you make your own salad dressing?


4 Responses to “Mexican Salad and 1/2 Marathon”

  1. kbwood October 19, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    Whoo for half marathons! how cool is that!!! very impressive! LOVE that salad too- perfect blend of all foods!

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

      The salad was great! 1/2 maratons are good because training doesn’t take as long as a full marathon plus its good to have a goal to stay motivated and keep the workouts fun! I like working towards something! : )

  2. Stefanie October 19, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    I usually throw together any fresh produce I have (always carrots, broccoli, and tomatoes), top it with a warm veggie burger, and then I make my own hummus dressing!

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