Hello! How’s your morning going? Mine started dark and early.Thursdays are typically straight-up track days, but this morning I tacked on a few extra miles beforehand since I missed out on my run yesterday. I had meant to do my missed run yesterday evening… but even after I changed into my running clothes I saw the giant loaf of bread I baked and just couldn’t bear to leave the house.So, the run didn’t happen which meant Anthony and I got to eat dinner at a normal hour!
I’m not really sure what we ate last night. It started with this recipe…which I changed so much that the whole slow-cooker meal went from a simple curry to a complex stew of sorts. I don’t know what I was thinking when I threw all of our leftover groceries into the slow cooker. Items included in this “stew-curry” include chickpeas, carrots, kale, fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, onion, chiles, and a few other lonely veggies I found in the back of our fridge…
The good news is that it actually turned out okay! (Do you like my Baltimore rat glass? Best birthday present ever!)The secret to success, if you have time: cook your own dried beans instead of opting for canned ones. They taste way softer and really absorb the flavors!Okay, I was telling you about this morning’s run and then I got sidetracked by the bread again. Sorry. So, yes. This lake shot was somewhere around mile 3, when the sun was finally coming up…At mile 4, I met Anthony who rescued me with some h20.Up next was track! After I bombed last week‘s 4×1200 attempt, I wanted to try again. Even though it was freaking humid outside and I’d already run 4 miles, I felt like I could maybe meet my pace goals?The results: 4:51, 4:53, 4:55, 4:56. All under 5 minutes… I’ll take it! And I’ll take this sunrise too.And now I would like to take a nap but instead I have to take myself to work. Tomorrow is Friday!!!!!!!!!
- Do you carry water on your runs?
- Last time you invented a recipe?
- What’s one thing that distracts you from running? (such as loaves of freshly baked bread)