I am kinda proud of my Sunshine Salad (kale, strawberries, blueberries, carrots, avocado, raw pepitas dressed with fresh lemon and EVOO) topped with grilled lemon chicken! Mmmmm!
Lunch run done on the route that has the gradual hill for the second half! YAY! I think this is the maximum of how far I want my short runs to go for now, which means I can really focus on improving my speed.
Lunch run done! Took a new route where the second half is all gradual uphill which was a fun little challenge. Looking forward to working with my running buddy so we can go faster together up this hill. :-)
5.10 miles…1:02:11…12:12/mile avg
Ya know it’s a good run when you sweat smiley faces. :-) trail run today and usually my average pace is slower but not today! I was very pleased with my outcome…and I had fun wearing my new shirt
Three slices of bacon a day keep the doctor away. At least that’s been the case for 105-year-old Texas woman Pearl Cantrell, who credits…
Can’t help but think it would have been nice if Oscar Mayer had at least offered her a lifetime supply a little bit earlier in her life than at age 105.
Lunch run done… little slower than I’d like but I went further than usual so maybe that balances out somehow. Regardless, happy to have it done—it was a tough run today for some unknown reason, it just felt hard. All the better to have pushed through and made it to the end. We have beautiful, perfect weather today so I am happy I got to enjoy it for an hour!
Lunch run done…ehhh close enough to 4.5 miles … did walking lunges back to my running buddy instead of speed intervals so I could have made it the distance and at a faster pace but thought I’d mix it up instead…and it was a HOT one out there today. Sometimes I feel like the sun is working against me! Still great to be outside for an hour though!! :-)
I was really proud of a roasted chicken I made last night from a NomNomPaleo recipe wherein it calls for one to spatchcock a chicken…as seen below (basically just butterflying)… but for some reason the term got confused in my head and I rearranged the order of the compound word while texting my brother (who’s a chef) a pic last night and again in my post on Instagram this morning …only after, did I turn to Google to search the term on my work computer and received back a slew of dirty filthy results…yep… turns out I had been using and saying a filthy word instead of the cooking term that I actually meant. Lesson learned. Next time just stick with butterflying and the simplest terms when broadcasting to the world (and most importantly your brother…arghhh so embarrassing) about your cooking adventures… but hey at least the chicken came out super tasty!
Just realized my post didn’t post… anyhow 10 mile birthday run this morning (stupid satellites didn’t locate until after the first .25 mile :-/)! The Flash even came because I birthday guilted her into coming. It was a great way to start my 34th year! :-)
The mission was simple…go out for a run and not think about speed— just enjoy myself. Usually I drive down this street on my way home (pictured above) and enviously look at the runners running on the path — even if I have already run earlier in the day. Today I had to skip my lunch run but then ended up with daylight and time to run after work! I really loved the idea of getting in an out-of-the-ordinary-routine fun run. The path I chose is a bike trail along a riverbed that has about 5 underpasses in a row. I used the opportunity to work on keeping my cadence the same going down as going up — a technique Rita taught me on Sunday’s speed training run. Then during the last part of the run it’s flat so I started playing speed games — 60% to that point, 70% to that next point, 80% to the finish… and at the end I looked down at my watch and was totally shocked when realized I’d run my fastest 4 mile short run yet. 10:30/avg. mi. WOOOHOO! Plus, today I was the runner I always see on the path instead of the person in the car driving by! :-D
An impromptu group run on Tuesday night.
:) Love it!! Wish I could have been there to high five them at the end of their run!
Running is contradictory. Physically you run as an individual, but in your heart you’re always part of a collective — this overwhelmingly supportive, accepting, encouraging, selfless and positive group of other souls who understand and respect how amazing it feels to be part of this collective. It truly is being a member of a family. So today I pay forward my 4.5 miles to those who were affected in Boston… Stay strong! The collective has your back!
Someone that I follow on Twitter said:
“As a runner, I feel like someone just attacked my friends. As a person, I am just horrified.”
My thoughts exactly.