It’s 8:45pm and I am just now getting to settle in. Instead of relaxing at lunch, I made up a 5 mile run I skipped earlier this week. Some days I love running during lunch, and others I don’t. Today was definitely a “don’t” because I had about 3 other things I would have rather been doing. The other things all involved spending money, so I decided that the run would probably be in my best interest.
Training Day 60 of 82: 5 mile run
The weather was absolutely perfect for a run: low 60s and sunny with a tiny breeze. As soon as I started, I was really happy I decided on the run over spending my money on crap I don’t need (but somehow always manage to convince myself that I do).
I used leftover grilled chicken to make another salad for lunch, like yesterday. Today I used spinach, a Concorde pear, gorgonzola crumbles, craisins and pistachios and drizzled with balsamic.
I think that any type of blue cheese goes perfectly with pears. Always. It’s one of my favorite fruit/cheese combos.
In this case, the savory-yet-spicy gorgonzola meshed oh-so-perfectly with the vanilla-sweet Concorde pear. Seriously, I think they should get married. If I were gorgonzola, I totally would.
Concordes are my favorite because they are sweet, juicy and firm. These are my go-to pears for salads or just straight up eating. Their flesh is pretty dense, which makes them perfect for any type of high heat cooking too. I use them all of the time while they are in season – which is now until about February.
Enough about the pears. When I finally made it home tonight, I did some real fine cooking.
Dinner – Lean Cuisine BBQ Chicken Pizza
I haven’t had a lean cuisine in forever and they really are good! No wonder I lived off these…
I think I’m getting delirious I’m so tired. I just re-read this post and wondered why in the world I decided Gorgonzola Cheese should marry Concorde Pear????
They are meant for each other I guess…
Ok – Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!