I had a 90 minute ride on the schedule entitled Super Sunday Intervals. There wasn’t anything overly technical about the ride, I just had 5 x 5:00 intervals that I had to ride at a higher heart rate than my rest intervals. I rented WALL*E which was about the perfect length for my ride.
The movie is super cute…and pretty insightful…and at parts it makes you feel pretty thankful that we live in a society where activity is a part of a lot of our lives. It maybe isn’t the best movie to spin to since I think I need a little more action and noise, but it is a really good movie.
After the ride it was time to whip up dinner. I knew I wanted to make something with lamb in it and I found a really interesting sounding dish – Iraqi Lamb and Eggplant Stew. It calls for pomegranate molasses which I didn’t bother to look for, but it is easy enough to make your own. This is definitely what makes the dish. I modified things a little bit – I used lamb leg steaks instead of shanks and cut back the volume of water in half. This helped the dish to cook a little bit faster. Thank goodness, because I started cooking at 6:30 and then saw the cook time was 3 hours…and this probably cut off an hour just by using a different cut of meat.The picture definitely doesn’t do it justice…but I would definitely make this again.Otherwise, this week is a bit of a cut back for me since I’m racing the St. Patrick’s Day 10K on Sunday. In some ways…thank goodness…because it looks like it is going to be miserably cold for most of the week! Hope everyone had a great weekend!