It's Monday again and so it's time for a little Half Marathon Monday update! I completed Week 5 of my 10 week training and so that means I'm halfway there! Woooaahh! I'm livin' on a prayer...great song right? This week I ran 4 runs: 3, 5, 3, and 10 miles. I felt great after every single one. And you know why? Because I wasn't afraid to run indoors! It was about 98 degrees on Wednesday and felt like it was 120. So, I headed to the gym and ran on a treadmill. It was great! I even got to watch TV while I ran for about 45 minutes (Food Network of course). I also participated in Pilates and was going to do Zumba, but it was cancelled :(. Instead, I did lots of walking on my days off with friends and family. That is the best part of working out: when you get to hang with other people. This week I have two 4 mile runs, a 5 mile run, and finally an 11 mile run. Plus, hopefully Zumba won't be cancelled and I'm heading to Pilates tonight. Hopefully the weather will be a little kinder this week and I will get to enjoy more of the outdoors!
Last night, my family gathered round for a lovely meal and I wanted to share it with you! We were pretty busy yesterday: My mom and I went for a walk (as Zumba was not happening), my brother had a baseball game, we needed to run some errands, and I saw Legally Blonde with my friend Michael. Basically, no one was around to cook. So, we threw some chicken in the slow cooker with this great BBQ sauce we purchased at one of the stands at Strawberry Fest, and in 8 hours (ta-da!) we had pulled bbq chicken.
BBQ Pulled Apple Chicken
5-6 chicken breasts
1 granny smith apple, cored and chopped
2 cups bbq sauce (make your own or use your favorite)
1/3 cup water (optional-if you want a less thick sauce)
1.Place all the ingredients in your slow-cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
2. After 8 hours, using two forks, shred the chicken and then let sit on warm in the sauce until you are ready to eat!
This recipe is featured on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!