It’s not that the prodigy lacks joy. Or the newbie, conviction. It’s not that the up-and-comer doesn’t foretell dreamscapes, like halos of spun sugar. It’s just that when the comeuppance is also the comeback, our hearts break into a million pieces and reform into something that looks like hope. We know the loss, the injury, the pain, and the fear have created an environment only a few can sustain. The insanely dedicated. The embattled fighter. The athlete who knows everything counts because everything’s at stake. And we pull for them. Because they believe in their potential just as we hope to believe in our own.
Pictured: Kara Goucher, CU Track, in prep for her return to racing at the Rock n Roll Philly Half Marathon 9/21/14. Photo: Caitlin Fairly.
3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Burger
I’m not kidding. And they taste phenomenaul at about 160kcal a patty.
- Cut up 3 large sweet potatoes, then boil them until soft.
- While that’s cooking, mash up 4 cans of white beans with a fork, potato masher, or food processor.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, add them together with 2Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes and mash it all together.
- Form into patties, throw in the oven at 425* F until the edges start to crisp.
Someone figure out how to make a pizza out of this stuff so we can have it all.