My mind was totally blown! Running the same route backwards was the idea of one of the guys in my group and it seriously was like running a completely different route. I loved it!
We ended up finishing the 7 miles with a pace of 8:12…woop!!
I am guessing we were extra speedy for 2 reasons this week:
1. The sidewalks were finally clear (no snow, or giant mud puddles makes a BIG difference).
2. It was absolutely freezing (like 18 degrees freezing).
Overall, we all finished strong and even had a mile with a sub 8 minute pace! Even though we finished strong, by the time I got home I was hungry and COLD. Luckily, I had a delicious and warm slow cooker meal just waiting for me to enjoy it.
This meal came together as kind of an accident.
Brian and I had an amazing weekend in Fort Wayne, but when I got home on Sunday I still needed to get some food ready for the week. I knew it would be super easy to put together a meal in the slow cooker, so I took a look at what I had in my freezer/cupboards and this delicious chicken soup was created!
Honestly, I threw the ingredients in the slow cooker hoping it would be edible. I came home late on Monday night, and Brian had already eaten dinner. When I asked what he ate he literally said “That delicious chicken soup! Seriously, so good! You definitely need to put that on the blog.”
So, friends…Brian’s wish is granted! I am sharing this tasty and super EASY chicken soup recipe with you
Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
Yields: 4-6 servings
- 32 oz Vegetable Broth/Stock (I use low sodium, organic)
- 1 lb chicken breast (can be frozen or thawed)
- 1/2 of a 1 lb bag of frozen green beans
- 1/2 of a 1 lb bag of frozen peas
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- Place all ingredients in the crockpot.
- Cook on high for 6-8 hours.
- Once the meal is cooked, you will want to shred the chicken.
- Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a cutting board to cool briefly (just enough so you can handle it with your fingers).
- I find it easiest to shred chicken with my fingers, but you can use a fork or shred the chicken any way you like.
- Place the shredded chicken back in the crockpot.
I hope this recipe warms you from the inside out like it did for me!
Question of the Morning:
- Have you ever switched up a regular running route and did it backwards?