Week of January 20, 2013:
Monday: Bike commute to work (Yes, I worked on MLK Day. Didn’t you?)
Tuesday: Short evening run (22 minutes)
Wednesday: Bike commute to work
Thursday: Off (off eating Middle Eastern food and drinking wine!)
Friday: Off (off playing in the kitchen)
Saturday: Bike ride to Kohl’s and the hippie food store
Minutes run this week: 102.
Week of January 27, 2013:
Sunday: Long run! (90 minutes)
Here’s a crazy factoid about my training right now: today I ran almost as much as I ran all last week. That’s what happens when I only get two runs into a week, and one of them is short. I’m very busy at work right now, and by the time Friday rolled around, I just did not want to run. And with my long run coming up on Sunday, I decided it’s better to have a high-quality long run than higher mileage. Ideally, I’d run three days a week, but if I have to miss a run, I’d rather it be a short one than the all-important long run.
The good news is that I had a great long run today! I dressed for the weather in a running skirt and t-shirt (yes, in January…oh, Texas), and I went out slowly enough that I felt pretty good for most of the run. The last ten minutes (my new minutes) were tough as usual, but it was definitely do-able. I’ve been a bit tired today since finishing my long run, but it’s been okay. I spent the day taking care of some money stuff (it never ends!), cooking, cleaning, and watching True Blood. I am also just bursting with recipes and post ideas for Life, Love, and Food, so I’ve been working on those as well. I love blogging.
As you can see from the photos above, my run this weekend was fueled by pizza! This one was a tasty one: homemade crust, spicy pepperjack cheese, lots of onions, and some sliced canned tomatoes. The crust could have used a leeetle more salt (note to self: more salt next time!), but overall it was delightful. I made it Saturday night and ate the leftovers on Sunday after my run and a quick shower. It’s pretty common for me to eat pizza after a long run, which makes me wonder: do you have a go-to meal after your long runs? I love pizza all the time, but I think its heartiness is especially welcome after you’ve run a lot of miles. I also like smoothies as an immediate post-run drink to start refueling all those glycogen stores.
(Hmm, pizza and smoothies. Cliché perhaps, but it works!)
Have a great week, everyone!