Tallahassee has not had much of a winter this year. I’ve scraped ice off my car maybe once and most days I am in a t-shirt by lunch time. Yesterday morning I woke up and the temperature outside was 61degrees. On a normal Florida day that would mean that by 3pm, it would be 80degrees outside.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. When I left work at 4p it was 46 degrees and windy outside. I had planned to meet Matt for a run so I of course brought running clothes meant for an 80 degree run. But we figured how bad could it be? I was freezing. The run only got worse from there.
About .75 into our run, I needed a bathroom. Luckily we knew of one nearby so crisis averted. After my pit stop, we ran for a little while, hating every step. We felt slow, and we were. My whole body was sore from my Rowlates class and my hands, ears, fingers, face, etc was freezing. Northern friends, please stop making fun of me, my Florida blood is very weak and I swear it felt like -10.
Our plan was to do 3 miles but we decided that 1.75 was plenty long enough and took a shortcut back to where we parked. Or so we thought. Our short cut was actually a long cut. We got lost on tiny roads with no sidewalks and plenty of cars but finally found our way back to our warm, heated cars. Brr.
All day I had been craving Greek meatballs so after the hottest, longest shower I have ever taken, that is exactly what we had.
To make greek meatballs you will need:
- ground turkey
- minced garlic
- diced onion
- crumbled feta
- sundried tomatoes
- lil bit of breadcrumbs
- dash basil
- dash cumin
- spinach (I didn’t use spinach last night but usually throw some in there)
Bake, slice in half and place in a pita pocket with tzatzki sauce
- one container greek yogurt, plain
- couple slices of cucumber
- minced garlic
- half lemon, juiced
Put in a food processor for a few spins. Enjoy.
These were wonderful and really hit the spot. I then laid in bed watching the Oprah Lance Armstrong interview. You guys watch it? It pretty much went the way I thought it would and don’t think it will change anyone’s opinion one way or the other. I will be traveling tonight and won’t see the second half so you guys let me know if anything crazy happens during tonight’s interview, ok? Thanks
Please tell me a story about being a running wimp so I feel better about my horrible tundra run.
Are you a fan of Greek food?
Yesssssssss it’s my favorite!