Sunday, 27 October 2013

TTP Run #2 and Salsa Chicken! YUM!!

Sunday Runday!!!

Today was run #2 for the Timberlea Tundra Pounders.  We had some new faces today as well as some repeats from yesterday!  Already I can see some friendly banter happening and cheerful hellos to familiar faces...Love it!!!  Unfortunately mother nature decided that we needed a bit of rain today.  Never fear, the group was well represented....and a boy showed up....I was so excited!

Everyone earns extra points for running in the rain!!!!
After our run yesterday, the facebook group came alive with others planning events and working around schedules...It's fantastic!!!!  I love the enthusiasm and support among this group!!  I'm thinking come Wednesday, the running portion of our run/walk will jump to 1 minute 30 seconds.  Never fear can do it.  The gymboss app for the iPhone is our friend and can be customized for your individual needs!!!

One of the members from today is going to post an event that is going to mix it up a bit with shorter distance, speed work and some dynamic cross training drills like squats and lunges....I'm really excited and can't wait to join that run.  Sometimes the same old, same old can get tiring and switching it up gives our muscles something to complain about.

And just a trick to everyone out there who may not know.....when your sneakers are wet, stuff them with newspaper and they will dry much quicker!

Last night for supper I decided to try a recipe for Salsa Chicken Bake.  YUMMY! and so simple!!!

1 cup rice -uncooked
1 can black beans - rinsed
1 cup corn
1 jar of salsa
chilli powder
salt & Pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
shredded cheese
green onion

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an 8x8 casserole dish, combine all ingredients except chicken, cheese and green onion.  Cut each piece of chicken into 3 pieces and push into salsa mixture. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 1 hour.  In the last five minutes, pull from oven and cover with shredded cheese and sprinkle with green onion, place back in the oven to melt.  Serve and enjoy!!! Easy Peasy in my books!!!

Well I'm off to read some more blogs and drink a warm cup of tea.  Hope everyone has a great Sunday and a fantastic start to next week!!!!!


  1. That recipe looks super yummy! May have to try it :)

  2. Another big turn out, even in the rain! Awesome :)

    1. The group seems really enthusiastic which is quite it gets me out too.

  3. Salsa chicken is delicious! We make it in our crockpot and absolutely love it! :)

  4. Sooo yummy! I have done salsa chx for tacos in the crock pot, but I am going to give this a try! :-)