Hello! How’s your weekend? Ours has been full of big meals and big miles as usual. Starting with a dinner party on Friday!We hosted my friend Tracee and her husband for a Southern-ish meal. On the menu:
Pan-fried chicken breastsA tahini-kale saladand a new-to-me recipe: quinoa-spinach “mac ‘n’ cheese”!The quoinoa mac was a hit, the chicken was delicious, and the kale salad was so-so. I think it needed more dressing? Anyways we had plenty of wine so everything turned out wonderfully
The next morning we were up dark and early for a run with the PR Bandits.The run started off with cool temps and a pretty sunrise. Perfect!After an hour or so, the humidity ramped up a notch and the sun came out. I started to get a little sweaty…Anthony headed back at mile 6 (for a total of 12) and then I caught up with some other ladies in the group for about 7 fast miles.I let them run ahead (speedsters!) around mile 14 and tackled the remaining 6 miles solo.At mile 17, the heat and fatigue really hit me. I had to stop a few times to give myself a pep talk. I got pretty close to quitting, but pushed through!Considering the course was full of rolling hills (and rolling mountains at mile 10 and 16), I think I kept an okay pace. Nerd stats:
I did pretty well on this run, but could have been smarter about hydrating before and during the run as well as getting more than five hours of sleep the night before… oh well. YOLO
I took a massive nap afterward while wearing my new pair of compression socks. They definitely helped reduce my tingly leg issue.And now it’s Sunday, I’m still in my PJs, and we’re cooking up a feast of eggs, sausage, and toast. My kind of weekend!
- What kind of compression socks/sleeves do you have? When do you wear them?
- Ever quit on a long run? (One time I bonked out at mile 14 and made Anthony run home, get the car, and come pick me up… ha)
- Favorite quinoa recipe?