Happy Monday! The first week of March went by pretty quickly wouldn’t you say? I think I went into this week more rested and happy than I’ve been in a while. Having that day off on Sunday was really great. Since then I’ve just felt more alive. It’s not that I was sad or anything before then, but a sparkle has reentered my days. It’s truly marvelous.
Today, I am linking up with Meg for week in review. It’s not a list of what I need to do, but a chance to remember all I have done. Head to her site to find out more about this great link up.
I published four blog posts this week including two on running and a WIAW. I spoke to a cool lady about her recent move to self hosted and it sounds terrifying. If I could just get someone to do that for me, I would totally go for it…oh yea do if the price tag wasn’t so high.
How cute is this?!??!
Side note! On Saturday two women came into the running store, one of whom wanted to buy shoes. The other woman, casually dropped Harry Potter references into the conversation about 5 times. As the other woman was paying for her shoes, she stated that it was too bad her friend didn’t want the Asics Nimbus…as in the Nimbus 2000!
Ok, it was fate. I brought up how amazing a line of Harry Potter shoes would be, and she began to tell me about the trip she is surprising her 6 year old with next weekend! Get this: she is waking him up early and they are going to catch a plane, on which she is giving him his “letter” and they are spending four days in Harry Potter World!
OMG I WANT THAT MOM!!!
Then she commented on my sweatshirt (I was wearing my Strong Hearts Vegan Power hoodie) and asked if I was vegan. I said yes and SHE WAS TOO!!!
That was the greatest thing to happen all day!
Ok, side note over 🙂
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This week culminated in the best run I’ve had in about three months. I honestly had a solid week of workouts, easy runs and pure enjoyment. I ran up some hills on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday which reminded me how much hill running makes me feel great.
My long run Wednesday was fasted and I didn’t need any nutrition at all. I felt good energy the whole time and drank only water. This does not mean the run was easy, not at all, but my energy was solid and I knew I would finish strong. 8 miles at marathon pace after 10 easier miles could never be described as easy, but having a dependable energy source (fat) was a nice way to run.
My two workouts were just what I needed for a kick in the pants and a confidence boost. I’m not at 26.2 shape yet, but I’m well on my way.
On Saturday I had a lovely 16 miler at a slow pace that I didn’t want to end. I had icicles on my eyelashes and grew an ice mustache, but it was a wonderful run. I saw a mom deer with four little babies and a beautiful red Cardinal. I watched the sun rise and warm the earth. I just felt great. That is what running is all about for me.
Other Life Stuff
I went hard of the avocados and basically had them everyday. In addition to that I made plantains, roasted sweet potatoes and tempeh bacon to go with that goodness.
I also made millet granola which is AMAZING and I’ve eaten so much of it I’m kind of frightened.
I made sunflower/pumpkin seed butter that has a Shrek color but I love it.
I made pumpkin protein fudge which was just the thing I wanted to eat as a dense delicious dessert.
I started reading the Lore of Running by Tim Noakes and let me tell you, that is a dense book! I stopped carrying it around and have left it at the store so I can read it while I’m there.
I started reading Eating Animals by Jonathon Saffron Foer again just as a “vegan tune-up” and it is just as compelling as the first time I read it.
I worked a steady few hours at both the running store and CTB this week. I noticed that on the wall near the schedule at CTB is a calendar year of times we are not allowed to take off…LOL my marathon in May is right in the middle. I’ve already talked to my boss though so I’m not playing with that this year.
I started to look ahead for the summer and there Re so many races that look fun. Oh the possibilities!
I got home from work today and did some much needed cleaning and nut butter making. I think the batch I made today was cashew-walnut-almond, with some maple syrup thrown in.
And finally, some gifs to make you smile:
How was your week?
What is the glue that holds your life together?
How has nature inspired you this week?