Back! I’ve been busy doing random little things and getting my life together. Because I only work part time, my schedule has been off balance for the last couple weeks… add to that the sudden realization that I actually have a half marathon to run in 3 weeks! I’ve been getting my ass in gear.
Yesterday I went running. I started off nice and easy, bopping my first 3 miles in just shy of 30 minutes, but as I rounded into the second 3 miles there was an older couple running ahead of me. From the looks of their easy lope, they were both experienced runners… so naturally I set the goal to catch up and stay ahead of them. I managed to stay ahead of the gentleman until the last 500 meters when he just pulled ahead and demolished me. I loved every minute of my last 3 miles because I felt that competitive fire again… and let me tell you, that guy? Kept me on my toes! We had a good natured talk afterwards, like only runners can. I always find it wonderful to talk to other runners because there is something about our heads that work the same way. Anyway, what started as a good run, ended up being totally amazing because of that couple that I “raced” with. I rounded my second 3 miles in just under 26 minutes, a decent enough pace to wake up a little sore.
This past week, I’ve also thrown out about a dozen eggs trying to make popovers. I’m still not friends with the recipes, but I’ll update you once I’ve stopped wrangling with the proportions.
And as always, here are some pictures!! If you follow me on twitter or instagram, some of these photos might be repeats, but I’ll try my best to show you guys, in pictures, the things I’ve appreciated the last few weeks that I’ve missed posting here.
Carrots, arranged neatly for roasting
Ripping up old carpet and pulling up old nails… SO satisfying!
Cold steak salad with mint and goat cheese
Brights for running. Ready for spring!
Boo, after a quick run outside.
Kale, broccoli rabe and cheese omelet!
Topnot Boo… She’s trying out a new look for spring
Boo, in her new and very girly dog bed
Late night snack… avocado and Dubliner cheese (a new favorite)
Bourbon cherry and hazelnut cake (more like brownies)
Attempted popovers… tasty but lacking in the “POP!” Might need to purchase a popover pan
Paleo wraps (recipe coming soon)
Boo, begging to be let on the couch