Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas

I soaked my Rancho Gordo Midnight black beans for about 6 hours today and just put them on to simmer for about 3 hours. I also put some chicken breasts in the crock pot with some salsa, chicken broth, oregano, & cumin. My house smells good! Everything should be ready by 6:30. I'm making tostadas with the chicken & salsa. Need to work on a better way to get pictures on here so that they are bigger! Will post recipes & pics later on.

I haven't gone running in 10 days. Ugh. I just haven't been able to get myself motivated. My clothes/shoes are laid out, so maybe I can muster enough energy to at least walk the dogs and run 2 miles tonight before dinner. My next half marathon is in 12 days. I'm so excited to meet Zoe in person! We've been online buddies for over 3 years; she lives in England. Her and her husband are coming out to run the US Half Marathon with us. Both Corey & I have come to just love Zoe & her husband Dave. We're going to have fun. But I'm not sure that any of us are quite ready to run the entire 13.1 miles. Well, actually, I just ran the Nike Womens Half 10 days ago (last time I ran! lol) so I'm sure I could run it, but everyone else is planning on doing lots of walking, so walk I will. I hope to get at least 6 miles of running in that day. We'll see!

Ok, well, I am getting tired of just posting recipes, so I wanted to do an actual blog entry for once. :)


Anna Haight said...

Shelley- have you stopped food blogging?

Shelley said...

Hi, Anna! I didn't even know you read my blog! :) I haven't stopped, per se. I am at ShelleySpice.blogger.com now. I have definitely slowed down. I still cook and post recipes all the time on Facebook, but only once in a while on my blog. I'm not good at the technical aspect and design of my blog and I don't know how to attract readers. I get discouraged, but I haven't given up entirely. Thanks for checking on me! Hope that you are having a Happy Thanksgiving!