So far on this trip I have done nothing but 1. Run the marathon and 2. EAT. That pretty much sums it up. I am getting very anxious to start running more normal miles this week and hopefully adding a few more veggies to my diet.
This week my plan is to run approx. 20-25 miles at least. Although my running group guru says I can go no more then 30. I am fine with that, but this is what is happening in my mind.
I just spend the last 4 months gaining mileage and building all of this endurance and if I lose it all from this recovery I am going to Bleep da bleepity bleep!
Does anyone else out there feel this way? BUT, I have learned that my guru is pretty much always right regardless of what my opinion is so I will gladly....do what he says =)
Todays Workout: run 5 Miles easy with my sweet sista' Heather.
I love working out together and because it doesn't happen too often we try to make the most of it when we are together. This pic below is of Heather and I at Matt's Bar. If you ever want to come to MN and eat somewhere that literally has the BEST burger (the birth place and original home of the Juicy Lucy) in the world come here. You will not be disappointed. I wish I would have taken a picture of the burger....too busy devouring it. But, I will say that it was worth every bite. It cannot be beaten. For any of you foodie's out there it was featured in this months Food Network magazine. It is really and truly that good.
Next on the Agenda, Tuesdays workout. Swim, swim, swim! I have a Sprint Tri in 1 month and I have done nothing to get ready for it. So.... Tuesday I will be swimming. I am going to time myself in an 525m swim and then do a swimming speed workout probably... whose with me?!
Speaking of swimming, this picture is of Heather and I hanging out by the pool at my parents house. I am currently reading the book, Born to Run. Have you read it? Well, I am only on page 9 and I am already hooked. You can't say something like this:
"She handed him a gourd full of murky liquid. He swallowed a few gulps, and was amazed to feel new energy pulsing through his veins. He got to his feet and scaled the peak like an over-caffeinated Sherpa."(pg 4)
And not want to get to the bottom of the story. Any murky beverage whether it be fictional or not that can cause that kind of energy is something any runner is interested in reading about I am sure.
Anywhoo, as this blog post drags on... after the pool I went in and decided to do the next best thing I do while visiting home and that is cook dessert! Last week it was banana madness. So this time I thought I'd try something different. Below is a Chocolate Shortbread Cookie in the making, and yes that is all butter. Another reason I will be pushing for that 30 miles this week.....
And this pic is of a Rice Pudding. My dad LOVES rice pudding so I thought why not, that goes with Shortbread I think. =)
And the final Combo.....tah dah =) Rice pudding with a Chocolate Shortbread cooke and fresh strawberries on top. It was delicious. My Dad and Mom both loved it. double score.
Wednesdays workout: 7 Miles easy. I am hoping Heather will join me again and if the weather isn't too shabby we can take some pictures of our hometown to show you all the sights. There are some stairs here that give you one AMAZING workout. They are so intense that they have races just based off the stairs! It is crazy. Anyways, Stay tuned.
Oh and P.S. I went out and ran 5 easy miles on Friday last week and I have one word to describe how my legs felt. lead. I am hoping this week feels a little better....
Good Monday and Happy Running All -Jen