5k PR's were had as a result of the pre-race "Curry-Up" Stew!
On the Eve of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5k - Northville, Tara and I had invited some guests over for food and games. Unfortunately, not all were able to make it...but those that did, found some unexpected speed in their stride the following day! Ken, Sara, Steve and Suann (she came all the way from Texas) enjoyed good conversation, good food and of course a good game of "Loaded Questions"!
The next day, three of us would PR at the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5k. Ken, coming off a injury at the MMTR50, would run a "fun run" with Sara (whom just had surgery on her foot). While Steve, Suann and I decided to go for it!
Out of the 1,000 runners that participated in this cold run...Steve took 3rd in his age group - with a time of 19:30 (6:17 pace), Suann took 4th place in her age group - with a time of 24:52 (8:01 pace), and I took 8th in my age group - with a time of 20:26 (6:35 pace).
So you ask "What was in that Curry-Up Stew?"
The ingredients are: Hot Curry Sauce, Turkey, Carrots, Potatoes, Mushrooms, Apples, Onion, Soy Sauce, and Honey.
I like to have equal portions of potatoes and apples and then equal amounts of turkey,carrots and mushrooms (just improvise on the portions as you go). Cook the turkey first. Then add the turkey, onion, curry, potatoes and carrots to the pot - and cook until the potatotes are done. Then add the apples, mushrooms and honey (and more curry if desired) into the pot - and cook until the apples are tender. Then serve over brown rice...
*Please note that some 5k results may very...keep working on the recipe until you get it right!