More than just runners

One of the things I have loved the most about training for these races is the great group of girls that run alongside me.  We have trained through snow, bad days, injuries, cold, good days, sun and more.  And recently we had the chance to bond off the training path and I wanted to share the great idea with all of you.

All of the Reckless Runners have busy lives outside of running…full-time jobs, second jobs, volunteering, grad school, and the list goes on and on.  Cooking can sometimes be difficult at the end of a long busy day but since we are training it is so important that we are eating healthy (and hopefully nutritious) meals!  And so the idea of a meal exchange was born.  Each of us needed to make one dish and divide our dish up into single serving containers.  We met up for dinner one evening (I hosted and made delcious Beef Enchiladas from Jen over at My Kitchen Addiction) and we traded all of our meals.

It’s been amazing to be able to pull a dish out from the freezer in the morning and have it ready when I finally make it home at the end of the day.  And the variety has been wonderful…Chicken Feta Cheese Burgers, Meatloaf, Hamburger Stroganoff, Ravioli, Pizza Pasta Salad, Muffins and Cheesy Corn Chowder!  I can’t wait until next month when we get to exchange meals again 🙂



  1. I love the idea of a meal exchange! It’s a great idea for anyone who only cooks for 1 or 2 and doesn’t enjoy eating a lot of leftovers!

  2. Laura Said:

    GREAT idea…do you exchange the recipe with the meal? I also double my recipes (but I’m also feeding 5 mouths, not 1 – for you you might be able to do this off of a single recipe) and freeze half. It’s amazing how many meals you can do this with! Much easier to prepare dinner when you only have to do it half the week!

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