Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet Potatoes, Zola, and Running Barefoot

For a while now, I've considered myself something of a master of sweet potato "fries" made in the oven with a little olive oil, sea salt and rosemary. they are SO good, and good for you. But here's an even better looking recipe that I'm now intent on trying. Similar process to what Phil and I usually do, but they look far prettier. We usually make a garlic aioli to go with the fries (yes, thus kinda canceling any actually health benefit) but the honey-lime dip they make sounds good too.

Phil has begun his training for the Burlington (VT) marathon this spring and I've decided to try and run a (small) portion of the race with him to keep him company. Yesterday we ran 3 miles around charles village and roland park and it was my first outdoor run in a couple years. Felt great! I know this isn't very far for legitimate runners - but I'm the polar opposite of a legitimate runner. Sometimes I'm such a poor runner, I wonder if my legs are on right.
Maybe the real problem is, I wear shoes. Maybe I should start running barefoot like my new idol, Zola Budd?

In any case, 3 miles, in my own humble opinion, pretty much makes me a running champion, who is allowed to dip sweet potato fries in whatever amount of mayonnaise sauce she wants. So there.

Happy friday. Be sure to go to the Business workshop at CA if you can!


Angie said...

You did the 3?? You are awesome!

Raquel Raney said...

i love sweet potatoes.

P K said...

but can you combine running and sweet potato frie consumption into one mega sport?

Rachel Bone said...

If anyone can, it's me.

Prêt à Voyager said...

man, i wish i had some sweet potato fries right now!!!