My Favorite Little Lake and On a Mexi Kick.

Last night a line of storms came through so this morning it was nice and cool for my run. 8 miles with lots of cloud cover, 73 degrees and a light breeze but intense humidity. I was drenched by the end. Sure do love this view though…keeps me distracted. My favorite little lake.
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I took it easy at a 9:40 pace overall but my very last mile was 8:59…still slow but it was nice to be able to pick it up in the back half.
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Topped it off with a few sets of planks, pushups, and did some yoga hip opening stretches. Rolled my calves with my favorite massage stick! It has little foam rollers on it so it feels like you are foam rolling and getting a massage at the same time. Amazing.
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Last night I came up with a little veggie dinner for meatless Monday. I have been on a big Mexi kick lately so I decided to whip up some spinach enchiladas.
Here’s what I used-
2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach
2 wedges of light laughing cow cheese
Chopped roasted garlic
1/2 can of red enchilada sauce
Corn tortillas
Avocado
Feta cheese
Salt/pepper/hot sauce, to taste
Saute the spinach with garlic and a little bit of olive oil in a pan. Add hot sauce/salt or pepper if desired to season the spinach. Add laughing cow cheese and mix until cooked through. Dip corn tortillas in red enchilada sauce, then add spinach mixture and roll up into a nonstick pan. Make as many as desired (this recipe makes about 4 enchiladas) Top w/ feta cheese. Cook in the oven on 375 for about 15-20 minutes.
Add lots of avocado on top…and maybe a little bit more feta. Because it’s delicious.
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What’s your favorite Mexican dish? 
Do you foam roll/use a massage stick after you run? 

26 thoughts on “My Favorite Little Lake and On a Mexi Kick.

  1. That dish sounds delicious! You always make such yummy and healthy food. 🙂 I love almost anything Mexican. I could go for some good Mexican food. I foam roll, but not as often as I should. I really need to get a massage stick. I like those better.

    • The stick is great! I don’t really foam roll like I should but I do get monthly massages and I think that has helped to contribute to keeping me free from any serious injuries for all of these years.

  2. Massage stick looks like a great tool to have to treat those muscles. This recipe looks lovely. Yummy. Will try on weekend. My hubby cooks for us during the week, I’m the weekend chef.

  3. I love your enchilada idea! I don’t know why, but I’d never thought of putting spinach in an enchilada, but that’s a brilliant idea! I’ll have to try that in the near future. I love running the morning after a rain storm comes through, somehow everything seems fresher. Way to kick butt in that last mile! Woo! 🙂 I have been majorly slacking on my foam rolling lately–thanks for reminding me to do that. 🙂

    • I prefer using the stick over the foam roller because I think it’s easier to get to some spots the foam one can’t reach, but I think both are excellent ways to help with recovery and injury prevention!

    • Mine did come with a chest strap that monitors your heart rate. It’s a Forerunner 405…I bought it a few years ago but it seriously has some lasting power! It’s a great investment. I recommend checking the new models that are out there. I hear good things about the Forerunner 10 and am thinking about getting one when I’m done w/ the one I have.

  4. Yum! Yum! That dinner looks awesome! I might have to steal that recipe. I instituted a “no meat” meal at least one time a week and this looks so good, I think my husband might not even notice it’s meatless!

    Sounds like an awesome run! It stormed in our area yesterday and I took my beagle on a long hike in the woods to switch things up on my off day!

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