Tomorrow I am running in my first 10k, the Santa Monica 5000. I’m really excited to run the 10k! I think it will be a great opportunity to get more accustom to running long distance races. I hope I can figure out how to negotiate water stations etc. in advance of my half marathon in November. Because this is the first 10k I’ve ever run there is no pressure to set a personal record or anything. I just want to finish and enjoy the experience.
In preparation I made a delicious meal for dinner.
I breaded chicken tenders with panko and baked them at 425 for 35 mins. I also roasted potatoes, both red and purple, as well as my new favorite veggie, Brussels Sprouts.
I also made a honey mustard sauce.
I love me some honey mustard! I used the same recipe that I used for the honey mustard chicken I made a few weeks ago. It was a simple yet delicious dipping sauce for the chicken.
This meal was HUGE! I roasted way more veggies and potatoes than I really needed to but they are so good. I breaded the chicken with panko before I baked it. Panko is by far my favorite ingredient to bread with because it comes out crispy and delicious every time. I ended up saving one of the pieces of chicken.
My meal was so delicious looking, even Izzy wanted a piece of the action.
Now, now… back away from the dinner!
In other exciting news… guess who I get to see this week?
That’s right, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer! He is coming to UCLA to speak. Because there is limited seating there was a lottery to get seats and I got one. I am so excited I cannot even tell you. The Supreme Court is the pinnacle for attorneys and the Justices are kinda like rock stars. I’m even more excited because Breyer is one of the Justices I like (no offense to Scalia and Thomas).
In my google search for an image of Justice Breyer I found this image:
Obviously this had to be shared! I’m hoping that my legal career will be empowered by seeing Justice Breyer and I really hope he reads us “Oh The Places You’ll Go!” Here’s to hoping!
Hi! I just started reading your blog a week or so ago and I just saw that you are running the 10k tomorrow! I am running the same one (and it is also my first)! Maybe we’ll see each other there?! 🙂 Annie
That’s so awesome! I’ll be wearing a pink headband, holler if you see me and good luck if I don’t see you.
Oh man that looks like sucha tasty meal. Katherine I’m gonna borrow/use your recipes when I’m married and living with Dan and have to feed that bottomless pit.
I am so excited for your 10k! That’s a huge accomplishment to even…commit to something like that (says the girl who can’t run…at all….).
best of luck on your race!