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run fast, cook fast

It was tough to wake up after a couple days of sleeping in, but we did it!0706150620A run to start the week of right. On the menu: One-mile warm-up, followed by five miles of alternating fast/easy paces. Half mile around 6:45 pace, half mile around 8:15 pace.0706150603After I ran over this bridge and was on my 4th fast pace segment, a biker passed me and cheered me on! He told me I looked like I was going really fast. “What’s that, a 6:30 pace or so?” he asked. You bet, I said (slightly out of breath). That was exciting.0706150621Six miles, done! It’s been a busy morning but I’m glad I spared 45 minutes of “me” time.

So. How was the rest of your holiday weekend? Anthony and I ended up staying at the lake until Sunday afternoon to enjoy the small bit of sunlight that finally showed:0705151419and then got home late for a last-minute dinner! While I unpacked and got the house in order for the week, Anthony took charge of the grill.grilled shrimp in cajun seasoning with grilled veggies: zucchini, tomato, mushroom, sweet potatoHe tossed shrimp (on sale at Publix, people!) in some Cajun seasoning and cooked them up in less than ten minutes. We like to run fast and cook fast.grilled shrimp in cajun seasoning with grilled veggies: zucchini, tomato, mushroom, sweet potatoOn the side: zucchini, sweet potato, mushroom, and tomatoes. There are very few foods on the planet that we have yet to try grilling :). grilled shrimp in cajun seasoning with grilled veggies: zucchini, tomato, mushroom, sweet potatoAfter dinner, we were in bed and fast asleep by 9:15 pm. I’ll take that as a sign of a good weekend :)

Off to do the work thing! See you tomorrow!

  • The most random food you’ve attempted to grill?
  • How often do you make time for “me” time?
  • What was the highlight of your 4th of July weekend?

4 thoughts on “run fast, cook fast

  1. You are fast! I cook fast and eat fast too. :) Saw the fireworks in canoes -had the best 4th of July ever. Loved seeing the fireworks reflect off the water. Then went stand up paddle boarding on the Potomac until midnight. Eerie, but so cool and peaceful.

  2. Awesome run… that’s so cool you had a cheerleader. I love grilling everything too! We have grilled lettuce which was really interesting and we grilled pineapple a few weeks ago which was delicious.. It’s really good with BBQ chicken or pork chops. I consider my runs my “me” time, so I try to get a little bit every day!