I love black beans.  Really any beans, I mean legumes are my JAM, but black beans are quite obviously the pinnacle of all beans.  I blame my dad, who developed an affinity for Latin American food while flying to Central and South America for years (he’s a pilot).  He would bring back rice and beans from this amazeballs Cuban place in the Miami Airport (I know, good airport food?), and ever since I have been hooked.Last night for dinner I had some cheesy (I needed the calcium) rice and beans with hot sauce and salsa.

Today for lunch, classic rice and beans with some onion and lime (and hot sauce b/c I can’t help myself).

I think I may take a break from beans and make some of the chicken that’s chilling in my freezer for dinner tonight….with some Bone Suckin’ Sauce…yeaaa.

Anyhow, weird love of black beans and BBQ sauce aside, I’m making the full transition to morning running this week.  Since my fall schedule is insanely packed full, I know I won’t have time to get my runs in unless it’s before work.  I’m getting myself in the habit now while I have the time and mental fortitude to adjust.  This morning was a 5 mile from 7am to 7:45.  Not bad for a morning workout.  I had a packet of Sport Beans before I went out (it’s too early to eat real food, but never too early for candy), and I think it helped (that and the fact that I went to bed at 11pm like a good little runner).  Here’s to doing it again tomorrow!

How about you, morning workouts? evening workouts?  Are you a lunch runner?  When’s your favorite time of day to get sweaty?


About the Author Aubrie Fennecken

Aubrie Fennecken is the Chief Alchemist at Opportunity Kitchen | work + wellness strategist | nonprofit fundraising expert | providing productivity and self-care support for mission-driven humans


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