Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mexican Frito Salad

Mexican Frito Salad
4-6 servings

1 pound ground beef
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/2 small bag fritos
Catalina salad dressing, to taste

Cook ground beef; drain, season and place in a large bowl to cool. Add beans, cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce and fritos to bowl. Mix thoroughly. When ready to serve add dressing and toss to coat. Enjoy!

"Real and lasting inspiration comes
by overcoming your doubts and fears,
one step at a time. With each step forward,
it becomes more difficult not to be an athlete."

~from "No Need for Speed - A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running" by John Bingham

I am just loving this running book. It seems like it was written just for me! :-) I had to laugh when I started Chapter 2 a few days ago and read this quote at the beginning. When I first started boot camp I remember how the trainer liked to often say, "Come on! Work harder - BE AN ATHLETE!" And in my head a little voice would respond, "But I don't WANT to be an athlete!" ;-) Well, now, seven short weeks later, when I hear his famous line the little voice sounds more like, "Yeah, let's work harder! I CAN be an athlete!" ;-)