Have I mentioned I don’t run? Have I mentioned I’m registered for a 5K in a few weeks? Yeah- Uh oh.
I’m one of those trip-over-my-own-feet people. I’ve never been athletic. I’m the girl that gets slightly terrified when someone yells ‘Hey, Kim! Catch!’ …because I’m overly aware what’s about to happen will probably end in humiliation, if not injury. It’s not a pretty scene.
I’ve figured out how to ‘work out’ as an adult, and I’m pretty good when I’m 100% focused on what I’m doing with my body. Running has never come naturally to me. I’ve never understood how people say they just ‘tune out’ when they talk about going for a relaxing run. The entire time I’m running I’m thinking ‘I HATE RUNNING I HATE RUNNING I HATE RUNNING WHEN CAN I STOP’. So naturally, when one of my best friends from college suggested a 5K I thought, well it’s a nice challenge for myself for the summer. I’m of average fitness- how hard could 3 miles be? …Oh how everything is 20/20 in hindsight.
So, here I am less than 20 days out. Admittedly, I have avoided running more than I should have, but now I’m feeling the pressure. The specific race we’re doing involves multiple giant inflatable obstacles, which was what appealed to me most about this particular 5K. I really want to be able to enjoy the event and part of me is proud for attempting something I never would’ve imagined doing. The running I have been doing still doesn’t feel natural, at all, but I’m more determined than ever to buckle down and dig in.
Any and all running tips, tricks, or magical powers are welcomed at this point.
With all of this attempted athleticism, I’ve been trying to focus on cleaning up my diet more than ever as well. That being said, I also become a miserable human being very quickly when I don’t like the food I’m eating. As.a result, this.Crockpot creation was born. If you’ve never tried salsa verde, it actually has a much different flavor profile than traditional salsa. I highly recommend switching it up for a change of pace.
Salsa Verde Crockpot Tacos
- 1 lb. chicken breast
- 1 jar salsa verde
- 2 tbsp. Mexican seasoning blend
- Optional add ins: diced onion and bell pepper
- Standard taco builders: tortillas, lettuce, cheese, etc
This is another edition of barely-a-recipe-recipes. These are the perfect dinner ideas when you’re in a crunch for cooking time and want to whip something up in the slow cooker before work. Ready for this one? Put chicken in Crockpot. Pour salsa over chicken. Sprinkle with Mexican seasoning.
6 hours later on low, you have the most delicious taco filling you’ll ever eat. The best part of cooking chicken in the slow cooker is that it will shred itself with the simple stir of a big wooden spoon. Forget the boiling and fork shredding nightmares. I got antsy halfway through and added in some onion and bell pepper to bulk up this batch of tacos, but they’re perfectly delicious without the add-ins!