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10 Muddy Miles + Peas in my Guacamole

Did you catch the firestorm on social media last week about the New York Times’ Peas in Guacamole recipe?

They tweeted it, and it did not go over well.

People were outraged that such a suggestion would ever be made.

“Peas?! In guacamole?? No.”

Watch this video from BuzzFeed. Hilarious.

President Obama and Jeb Bush even weighed in: “No green pea guacamole.”

I decided to try the recipe for myself. I like peas. I like guacamole. I like to mix stuff together. So, after my long run on Saturday, I did it.

I made green pea guacamole.

Green Pea Guacamole

Green Pea Guacamole

It was fine! I liked it. You don’t really taste the peas that much.

It really hit the spot after my long run. I recommend giving it a try!

About that long run…

I was going back and forth about whether to do it on a treadmill or at the C&O Canal Towpath. The day started off rainy. So, it was either ten miles in the rain… or 10 miles on a treadmill…

I chose the rain.

The C&O Canal near the Visitors Center was packed when I got there. Apparently, there was some sort of paddle and kayaking event going on.

Colorful canoes and kayaks.

Colorful canoes and kayaks.

Kind of wanted to take one out for a ride.

Kind of wanted to take one out for a ride.

All of the busyness made the 10 miles go by faster (more to see while running).

I think he's heading to a race.

I think he was headed to a race.

He found his buddies.

He found his buddies.

After about 30 minutes, the rained stopped, and it sun came out, which was nice – it made the second half of the run more pleasant.

A little gloomy (but still beautiful) at the start of my run.

A little gloomy (but still beautiful) at the start of my run.

Rain stopped. Sun is try to peek out.

Rain stopped. Sun is trying to peek out.

Awesome sunshine in the second half of my run.

Awesome sunshine in the second half of my run.

This view is why the C&O Canal Towpath is one of my favorite place to run.

This view is why the C&O Canal Towpath is one of my favorite places to run.

Despite the morning rain, it was still a bit muggy. But I’m glad I made outside for my run. Definitely beats logging 10 miles on the treadmill. And I got to see kayakers!

Muddy Miles

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3 Comments

  1. Pingback: Marine Corps Marathon Training – Week 3 | Running the States

  2. Way to go on Week 3! So fun there was a kayak event going on – I would have definitely been distracted. I think I am in the minority as well – peas + guac sound good haha.

    • Thanks, Jen! Yep.. it was a little distracting. I kept stopping to take photos of them. Haha. But def fun to see.

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