In 1:35. That was a tough run and I definitely missed my accomplice, Emily. Just skyped with brother- and sister-in-law who just moved to Paris. So refreshing to see them and their sweet daughter. Hopefully we will skype more often.
Back to back 4s
Last night I ran 4 miles in 33 minutes. This morning I ran 4 in 36 minutes. Guess I’m a little sluggish this morning. Glad to be back running though. 4 days away is too many.
I’ve been gone a little while because I MOVED! I hope to show you around our new tiny place. Here’s to living humbly and saving money. Hoorah!
Sweet Potato Burgers →
kmclife: Ingredients 1 sweet potato, baked (I used microwave) 2 cups fresh spinach 1 carrot, cut up into pieces 1 flax egg (or 1 egg) (flax egg = 1 tbsp flax meal, 2 tbsp water, mixed) 1/3 cup oats 1/4 cup chickpeas 1/4 cup refried lentils (or refried beans, or use 1/2 cup chickpeas) 5-6 fresh basil leaves (or 1-2 tsp dried basil) 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp sea salt (I left this out) 1/2 tsp...
It's stopped raining
So I guess I’ll get my run in. Oh, it’s dark, you say. Well, that’s too bad. I’ve got to run. 5 miles. Go!
I’ve been a little absent the past couple of days. Here’s why. Adorable nephew is adorable. Babysitting leaves no time for running though. Can’t just go out with him when he isn’t my kid.:/ One day I will master exercise and parenting though. Just not in the near future. Good thing I have awesome tumblr examples that tell me it’s possible.
Oh. My. Goodness. →
shortmom: ESPN’s “Bodies We Want 2012” photo spread. Athletic eye candy for boys and girls. This kind of makes me want to do a naked photo shoot, too…
And like that
7 miles are done for the day! Busy day ahead and off to a great start.
Thankful for K
Who is meeting me to run this morning. I’m ridiculously committed to plans with friends. Plus, I need this this morning.
Tumblr Relay Calendar →
robbsrunning: This is the official calendar for the relay. It is still in the works, but as more people want to participate, I’ll number it better, as you’ll see I’ve only numbered a few weeks in. How it will go is #1 gives to #1, and #2 gives to #2. We have short 5K races up to ultra marathons. Triathlons to bike rides. As long as you are in an event and moving, it’s all good. Three...
I'm going to get in the pool today
If I write it here, I’ll actually do it. On the schedule is some crosstraining. I’m deciding on 30 minutes of pool time (including resting breaks) and then lay out in the sun if I see it necessary. Ethan just flew to Atlanta and is about to catch his next flight to Palm Springs for a weeklong conference. He won’t be here to go to the pool with me. Flying solo. Feels weird.
runwithrach: It was dark. My headlamp illuminated just a few feet of the rocky dirt road in front of me forcing me to keep my attention in the present moment. I had been running for over 6 hours. My watch told me my journey was almost finished. My body - battered, tired, but moving - wanted to be finished hours ago. I strained to see the only landmark that signaled the end was near: the...
I wanted to put off my run today
So I told E to give me an incentive to run. After I finish my run, we get to go get bike seats. So I ran. 8 miles in 1:12. It’s a humid one, kids. Sweated all the sweat.
Sore Sit Bones
I’m pretty sure the seat is original to this vintage bike and I’m looking to upgrade it to something more comfortable. Could you please lend me your best recommendation for a new saddle?
But I still found myself eager to ride Bike. I really wanted to practice* my commute and hub’s commute. A little less than 7.5 miles later, I’m feeling a little pooped and a lot of awesome!
How to Name Your Bicycle →
I’m taking some of these things into consideration. For now, I’m calling my bike Bike. I can’t keep calling her this though. She deserves some identity. Maybe it is because I saved her from the thrift store and took her to a place that breathed some life into her tires or because I feel such a connection with her that possibly foreshadows all the time we will be spending...
runningwithguts replied to your photo: Pit stop on our maiden voyage. I gave E a run bike… ELEPHANT! Does this mean you’ll be biking to work this year? That’s the plan! I’ll need to do a couple practices before I feel confident though. Here’s my tentative route:
Guess where I ran this morning
If you guessed TRAIL, you’re right!! My teacher friend joined me for 5 trail miles this morning. 5.1 miles in 1:04. Took a little longer than my solo miles, but I think that just means more time for great conversation.
I’m gonna go try that trail again! I want to get it right!
Got the sewing machine to work thanks to mollierunsherbunsoff and ariavie!! I also finished my 3 miles BEFORE I played around with the machine. (This is a big deal for me)
Leave it to me
to wait until dark on THE MOST GORGEOUS DAY OF THE SUMMER to go for a run. In other news - I also got a sewing machine from the thrift store, but something is wrong. There are lots of loops underneath the fabric and it isn’t really sewing any stitches. It seems to be bobbin trouble, but I really have no idea. Any sewing machine experts who can give me a hint?
Unexpected happening of the day:
E and I bought thrift store bikes!! They are getting tuned up right now, but should be ready to ride by the end of the week. So excited to start commuting everywhere (within reason) via bicycle. =)
Back from 5 miles
on the trails with the lovely Emily. Got turned around a few times and didn’t run the trail perfectly. Took us about an hour. Carried water with us. Great start to the weekend!
Hitting some trails this morning
trails=shade=not as hot? I sure hope so!
Warm up - 800m 12x200m 43.3, 43.2, 41.0, 41.5, 41.9, 42.6, 41.7, 42.5, 41.4, 42.8, 43.1, 38.8 Cool down - 800m (Did sprint 200, walk 200. The track was a little worn and I could only find 2 of the lines. Total mileage - 4.1 miles) So sweaty!! I love it! Guess how I kept track of my splits. Android is having issues downloading apps on my phone.
Hey training plan
I’ll see your 3 miles and I’ll raise you 2 more. 5 miles done. They were slower than my normal pace, but I’ll take whatever feels good at this point.
Reason #1 not to throw a party - you eat all the food Reason #2 not to throw a party - you eat all of the leftover food Finally going for my run after being pretty darn lazy/pent up all day. Now I start to get myself back in gear. This shirt hides my little potbelly, right? Too bad it can’t take away bloat.