Week of January 6, 2013:
Monday: DIY yoga
Tuesday: Evening run (20 minutes)
Thursday: Bike ride commute
Friday: Evening run (30 minutes)
Saturday: Very short bike ride for groceries
Total minutes run this week: 111 (happy trumpet!)
Week of January 13, 2013:
Sunday: Long run (70 minutes long slow distance)
Another wintry day, another great long run, deep in the heart of Texas! I absolutely love winter running down here, and I’m so happy to be doing long runs right now. I’m finding that once I pass the 50-minute mark, everything feels very zen: the rhythm of my feet on the pavement, my breath synchronized with my legs, and I feel like I could run forever. Of course, about 10 minutes later, my legs start whining, “Are we done yet? Cause we’re tired and want to stop.” But for a few minutes, before the whining starts, it is absolute running bliss.
I’ve had a very quiet weekend in the wake of my big talk and all the preparation for it. I didn’t even need to go into the lab because I had no fly stuff to take care of. I tried to make the most of my weekend by doing a ton of cooking, perhaps even more than usual. In the past two days, I have made a big batch of tomato soup, a black bean salad, brown rice, and some roasted Brussels sprouts and chickpeas. I now have some leftovers of all of these things (leftovers = LUNCH!). I’m also pretty well-stocked with ingredients, too, from a big shop last week and a small shop yesterday. Being prepared makes me feel ready to tackle the new week. (And whenever I don’t feel prepared for something, you can bet I’m a hot mess. Control freak, you say? Yeah, I’d say so.)
In other news, I received my new bike lights from Planet Bike! I haven’t yet figured out how to mount them on my bike, so that’s on my agenda for this week. Also on my agenda: a marathon update, some cauliflower “fried rice,” and more time with my new book (Quiet by Susan Cain—it’s fantastic).
Happy week, everyone!