If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, then you know that I have a slight taco obsession.
I like how they can taste so sinful, but be somewhat healthy* – lots of veggies and lean proteins.
*If you make smart menu choices.
When I was training for the Dopey Challenge last year, tacos were often my reward for my back to back to back long runs.
A popular place around North Texas to run is called White Rock Lake. You can get many miles in there.
The best part though, is that around the lake are several taco joints! Perfect for recovery treat right after a long run.
Since I have experience with running on tacos, here’s my tips for the taco ordering.
#1 – Avoid flour tortillas. They ain’t good for you. The white flour is bad for you. The trans fats are bad for you. I always ask for soft corn tortillas – which aren’t necessarily the best thing for you either, but it’s the better option. Or you could always just eat the innards with a spork…like I’ve been known to do…
#2 – I don’t generally eat meaty things. I pretty much stick to eggs and fish. Luckily a lot of places offer breakfast tacos (served all day if you’re extra lucky – just ask). And if you’re super duper lucky, fish tacos!
#3 – And a lot of these tacos have plenty of veggies involved. But I always drown mine in salsa regardless – more veggies!
#4 – Enjoy. It’s a special treat. It’s a reward. Savor it.
I apologize in advance for making everyone hungry, as I’m sure I’ll hear about in the comments. But I couldn’t help it. I was thinking about this post as I was devouring the tacos in the following photo…
Now, I would like to invite anyone reading this to join me for a run followed by tacos. Just let me know when you’re coming to town!
Who accepts my invitation? What’s your reward meal? Who’s hungry now?
PS. Looking back on this post, I think Torchy’s and I have a special relationship. I’m fine with that.
I just finished 3 ground turkey tacos. I need to ditch the flour tortillas though.