Tuesday, August 18, 2009
75 Days to NYC
Stupid move #1: Started running waaaay too late on the hottest day of 2009 so far. By the time I was 3 miles into my 6 mile run, I was dying of heat. And the thought of drinking the now too warm, too sweet Gatorade in my water bottle was grossing me out. What got me through the next part of the run was the thought of the splash pad at the end of the Sherwood Park running route. Oh. My. G-d. That freezing cold water was one of the best things I have felt in a long time. I think I may have stood there a little too long, though, as a father gave me a funny look before ushering his child to another section in the park.
Stupid move #2: Staying in the splash pad too long. Not only did my muscles start to seize up, I also ended up looking like the most disgusting, sweat dripping person ever to grace the sidewalks of Yonge Street. And with, like 110% humidity, I was not drying off at all. By the time I got to my Starbucks I was almost too embarrassed to use the now wet, disintegrating mess that used to be my free beverage coupon (its a long story ending with me teaching Billy and Maya an important message about good karma). But my extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion won out and I had a VENTI black tea lemonade (half sweet).
Tacos. This one is a no-brainer. Just go with the kit from the store. Its just tacos, for gosh sakes!
There is such thing as building the perfect taco (warning: the following description may go against everything you thought you knew about building a taco)
1. Put the shredded lettuce in the shell FIRST. I know this sounds weird, but it is really springy and thus, is always the first thing to spring out of the taco when you eat it. The other topping will weigh it down, which is what you want.
2. Add the tomatoes. Even if you don't like tomatoes, they add a much needed tang to the taco.
3. Add the shredded cheese.
4. Add the meat. Putting the meat on top of the cheese will melt it slightly and the juices will drip down coating everything will yummy taco seasoning.
5. Add anything else that you want to make your taco "yours". I like low fat plain yogurt (in place our sour cream) and a few dashes of chipotle hot sauce.
Still looking for inspiration. Suggestions?