» Walking, Running, Cooking, Napping
Walking, Running, Cooking, Napping
A little rewind from the last few days – -
I went on a walk on Thursday afternoon. I thought I was going to walk along the cliffs, but it turned out that I had forgotten that a portion of the road had fallen into the water and the road was closed. So, I changed my route and had a little cliff section and then went through a neighborhood.
The cliffs in this direction of the peninsula offered up a great view.
I also decided to walk up what I thought was a decent hill. As I started going, I realized it was rather a hill from hell. Ouch – talk about working up a sweat. Made me think of some of the hills that XLMIC *runs* up. I walked. Now, this is a hill.
As I walked back down the hill, here’s what I saw. I had started way down by those cliffs.
Can I tell you how sore my butt was from this walk? I was seriously sore for 3 days. Walks are good.
On Sunday I went for my long run with my friend K. We did 11 miles at a 3:1 run walk interval. I was really really glad for the company. Last week, during my 10 miler, by the end my ITB was screaming at me. I haven’t had any pain during other runs, but I was a little worried about the 11 miles. Everything went well! I think my body likes the 3:1 ratio.
For some reason, I like looking at the intervals on my Garmin. It’s such a nice and consistent pattern.
It was also good to see that our run pace was pretty consistent between 12:00 and 12:30. I did the last mile on my own and decided to run them straight. I think that started at about number 70 below – look, my last two intervals were the fastest.
And, as all good long runs should – this one ended with an ice bath and some fantastic pancakes.
Now, what I forgot was that I was also hosting our whole family over for Erev Rosh Hashana dinner. Oops – first problem, I had used up all of our ice… MMT to the rescue and we restocked. Second problem – I was kind of exhausted and it kind of pooped me out to take on the cooking project. A well timed nap around 2:30 was fantastic.
Dinner involved soup (my grandmother’s recipe – yes, it was 100* and we had soup) and apples and honey (we had the honey from my Foodie Pen Pals box from Heather a few months ago – it was amazing). I love having a nice family dinner where I can pull out my pretty china dishes (well, except for the hand washing part).
Needless to say – I was as wiped out as Petey by the end of the weekend. Although I chose to nap with a pillow instead of snuggling up with a table.
Anyone else like to pull out the fancy dishes for holidays?