Finally, finally got out to some decent trails this weekend! Saturday I was out at Pinckney Rec Area for my “photoshoot” for the paper, which involved me running on a stretch of trail twice. It took about two minutes. I decided to just do an out-and-back on the trail, about 45 minutes… but that was enough time to get a nice badge of honor.
It didn’t hurt when I fell, but when I got back to the parking lot, I saw this. Surprise!
I was able to run another 12-ish at the same rec area on Sunday. Upon returning home, I made these peanut butter balls for my roommate, who ran Chicago (3:42!).
So good – but don’t eat more than about two, if you’re like me. I missed breakfast this morning (sob!) since I woke up at 8:30 for my 8:30 class, then ate a big healthy lunch… then finished it off with five – FIVE – of these bad boys. Needless to say, I almost skipped my 1:00 class in favor of laying on my bed going nrrrrrrrr that was a bad idea. But I was good. I went to class. Then I ran 11 good miles to redeem myself. (It was going to be 13.5-ish, but my feet/ankles were oddly sore and I’ve learned my lesson – it’s not quitting, it’s listening to my body and being smart about things!)
I also made oven-roasted potatoes (oven at 450, cut small red potatoes into eighths, mix in a bowl with olive oil and seasonings of your choice – e.g., rosemary, sage, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano – and bake for about 40 minutes, flipping/stirring them halfway through). They’re already in the fridge, though, so no picture. 😦
peace love and finally back to running!