Lovely you and blue hawaii

The title is Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley.  It will all make sense by the end of this post.  Also, Sunday kind of love.  Etta James.  Amazing song.  Ok, onto the rest of sunday.  First off, let’s start this with a quote. 
“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
-Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner  
We all know that long runs are super important in training for a marathon, but the everyday training is equally as important to build up stamina and endurance.  So, like the good little runner I am, I went out for a 5 miler.  I did stop at mile 2 because there were wind surfers at Castle Island/Pleasure Bay.  It was really cool to see them out there doing tricks, and I just had to take a moment to stretch and check them out.  Here are the splits in the meantime. Props to Mile 4 when I was running in the wind.
Mile 1- 8:19
Mile 2- 7:52
Mile 3- 8:00
Mile 4- 8:09
Mile 5- 7:37
Beautiful.
I got home and immediately started dinner. Tonight’s specialty: “Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken for the Cooking Challenged”.  I made it so I could have it for dinner and then also take it for lunch tomorrow.  The best part is you only need a five ingredients:
a big ol’ chicken breast- cut up to get 3 oz. per serving
2 cups frozen brown rice
2 servings of frozen broccoli
2 servings of pineapple chunks
teriyaki glaze of your choice
 Let’s let the pictures do the talking.
First, I soaked my chicken breast all day in Trader Joe’s Teriyake Marinade.

Then you put the chicken in a pan, and start a cooking.  At the same time you put instant brown rice and frozen broccoli into a sauce pan and get it a roastin’. 

You can also add in the teriyaki sauce at this point to the rice and broccoli.

Then, add your pineapple chunks to the broccoli/rice pan, once you know its thoroughly cooked.  It takes roughly 10-12 minutes if you are going straight from freezer to pan.

Once everything is good and cooked, aka the chicken is no longer pink and the frozen food is no longer frozen…PUT IT ON A PLATE and ENJOY!!!
I added some chia seeds as a bit of an extra.  I swear to god they are the best things ever discovered.  I know they keep me hydrated and stay hydrated.  That’s important on long run days, so my stomach doesn’t explode.
The rest of my evening consists of this:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  Awesome show.  I got hooked this winter and never looked back.  Right now I’m traveling through seasons 1 and 2, thanks to Olivia, while typing up psych evals. I will also get in a phone call from good ol’ dad, as he and I have scheduled phone dates every sunday night. 
Ahahah its the best.  I can’t even quote my favorite line because it’s a tad inappropriate. Have a good niiighttt!
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