Recovery Miles and Trader Joe’s Tuesday.

8 recovery miles this morning with some runner friends in the cold foggy weather. The temps in Texas this week will be very up and down! I think this weekend it will be something like 70 degrees Saturday and a high of 30 whatever on Sunday. So yeah, gotta love that.


And yes…Starbucks Christmas blend post early morning run…oh so necessary.

My legs surprisingly are feeling pretty decent even after Sunday’s marathon PR. Like honestly I was expecting to be going down the stairs backwards but I’ve been easing back into runs. Gotta love that muscle memory. I’m thankful for that though because I’ve got a trail ultra in February, a couple of other ‘for fun’ races mixed in, and then Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon in early June. I have some runner girlfriends joining me in San Diego too so super excited about running one of my favorite cities by the beach.

So let’s get straight to Trader Joe’s Tuesday! It has been a while since I’ve done one of these for sure so I thought I’d let you in on some of my favorite TJ’s selections for this week.

Organic quinoa. Love that this stuff is fully cooked so it takes a lot of the prep work out. I can just heat it up and go to town after teaching a class at the gym in the evenings. I love throwing some steamed broccoli and feta in there along with some red pepper flakes for a nice kick.


Artichoke Jalapeno Dip…this stuff, I will warn you is super addictive. It’s made with greek yogurt which lightens things up a bit! Super good with sliced cucumbers or TJ’s organic tortilla chips. And just perfect for holiday parties! Yum.


TJ’s cereal bars. The pumpkin ones especially…I believe these are a seasonal item but they are great right before a run. Grab ‘em and go.

Charles Shaw Nouveau wine…3 buck chuck. Great red table wine and goes perfect with different types of dishes for dinner. It’s nothing fancy but is actually pretty good and smooth. Perfect for chilly nights by the fire.


Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? What are some of your favorite things to get there?
I also love their meat selection, cage free eggs, avocados & bananas.

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

8 thoughts on “Recovery Miles and Trader Joe’s Tuesday.

  1. I don’t have a trader Joe’s but that quinoa is such a good idea! I usually make a big batch of it & keep it in the fridge, but the precooked seems even easier :)) also, that San Diego run will be a fun one w/your friends!

  2. I have so many TJs favorites.
    My go to for many years is their meatless meatballs. I prefer them mashed to whole though.
    We also buy a bunch of their frozen veggie/grain blends and they are a huge dinner time saver.
    The dark chocolate and sea salt almonds are amazing. So good I actually don’t buy them. 🙂

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