As of writing this post I have cleaned up throw up three times in the past five hours. I honestly don’t understand why we feed our cats…nothing seems to stay in.
Yup that’s how my Saturday is going.
The week wasn’t all bad though so I’ll take a trip down memory lane with Meghan this morning for Week In Review. Head over to her site for more accomplishment and recognition for getting through the week.
I published four posts this week (not counting Click Bait) two of which were about running.
Running Rambles #2 was something that had been on my mind with the Olympic trials coming up. PEDs are not something I deal with, but put a pit in my stomach when I think about my heroes in running. I certainly could never imagine the pressure they are under, but I hope they have enough resolve not to take something that makes them a cheater.
Fast Friday #2 shared my week of running and some concerns I dealt with this week. If you ever suffer from a lack of confidence in training, I totally get ya!
Speaking of running, I hit highs and lows this week. Let’s start with the lows and then bring it back up with the highs.
Lows: I felt a real lack of confidence this week in my speed. Because I have done almost all my speed work on the treadmill, I felt that I would not be able to transfer that onto the roads or track and it frightened me. That was really all I could think about until Friday.
Highs: 4 out of five of my runs this week were outside! I found my running jacket, bought Yak Traks and more hot hands and just went with it including a 16 miler in the snow. My biggest high was on Friday. In my ramblings post I mentioned that I would most likely go easy on Friday due to an early morning work shift and not feeling too hot after Thursday’s dismal run. Well, I woke up Friday at 5, strapped on my Yak Traks and went for it. I did a 4 mile warm up and then 4 miles at MP out on the roads. I hit around my paces and it was a good first try. The biggest accomplishment was the mental barrier. I did not fall, I got warm enough and although it was harder, I hit what I wanted to. It was also pretty early, still dark out and I wore my head lamp.
My confidence is returning!
Other life things:
I finished the book The Perfect Mile about Roger Bannisters attempted and successful break of the 4 minute mile. What an inspiring story! If you’re a run nerd like me but still like some flavor and visuals in a story I highly recommend this read. The work and dedication he and two others profiled in the book was so inspiring and definitely helped me realize that momentous things take time to grow. I’m not onto a more chick lit book which is really easy and I’m almost done with. I can’t really remember the name of it lol
I had a bit of fun with meals this week. I cooked up some mung beans in the kitchen and then paired them with cheddar cheese ramen noodles. Friends if you have never tried cheese ramen, do yourself a solid and get some. At twenty four cents a cup, it’s like a civil duty.
Inspired by the book I just read RunningWith the Kenyans, I cooked some ugali (corn meal mush) and ate that a few times this week. First I put some bean soup over it and then just some walnuts and honey. Oh my stars the walnuts and honey was perfect! I really like ugali and the texture. It’s a grain like oats or rice or pasta but it has more flavor. I’ll be making it again for sure!
I got groceries this week at a bulk store going out of business. It was a big win on the pickle and BBQ sauce front. I am addicted to sweet midgets and really any pickle these days so I got SO MANY of them. I also got some spaghetti squash which I can’t wait to make.
I worked a lot this weekend because somebody’s gotta put food in the table. Nothing too excited to report except I am finally getting the hang of the running store. I hope I’m doing a good job. Oh well, at least if I don’t know everything, I work hard.
I finished a box of cereal I’ve had for about 6 months. Ezekiel 4:9 almond something or another. Added almond milk, cashew butter and dates.
OH MY GOSH THE WEATHER TODAY! (Sunday) We had 50s and sunny all day! I was sad it was my day off running because it would have been perfect!
How was your weekend?
Do you stock up when stores go out of business?