Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Base: Finish upright and smiling (and happy tears!) Sub 5 hours.
Super stretchy: BQ (HAHAHAHAHAHA)
Monday, May 18, 2009
Peel beets and boil them for an hour or so. Slice and serve with baby spinach, cara cara orange segments, top with crumbled goat cheese and fresh ground pepper. Dressing: olive oil, rice vinegar, dijon mustard.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The last time we were over (January), she served lasagna. I asked her if it was whole wheat and she said it was. Since she has never in my memory served a whole grain product, I was dubious and passed on the lasagna.
Well, today, she had pasta again and of course it was as white as a lily. And white bread on the side too! That pretty much confirms my suspicion that she lied about the lasagna.
Normally at her house, I eat dry salad because she puts out those nasty low fat, high sugar bottled dressings. Today, she drenched the salad in vinaigrette, but at least it wasn't that bottled crap.
What really riles me is that whenever I have them over and serve clean, healthy, organic foods, a lot goes uneaten, and when SIL serves this garbage, she gets tons of compliments on her "cooking".
And I'm really pissed off that I, as a non-mother, was expected to wait hand and foot on SIL and other mothers there. I thought this was MOTHER'S DAY, not Use-Men-And-Non-Mothers-As-Slave-Labour-Da
y. I don't go to people's houses for a meal and expect to clean up. SIL certainly doesn't offer to help clean up when she comes to my house!
edited to add: I didn't actually help clean up. But I was "supposed" to. My husband didn't either. hehehe.
I did my daughterly duty and sent my own mother a 1 liner email. That's all she deserves.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
So I show up at RR, and there's only 1 other person doing more than 10K, it's a guy. Turns out I know his wife, she's a CSR at Burlington Mall GL. He's also doing Ottawa, first marathon..I ask him his pace and he says "6:40 or 7:00" and I seriously don't believe him because although I'm sure guys finish behind me at races, I have never seen a guy running slower than me in training. We start out at something like 5:30, he wants to do 32K and I think I'm in BIG TROUBLE. You can see we went along North Shore, hit the hills, and came back along Plains Rd.
We ended up slowing to our normal long run pace, 6:40-ish, with a lot of walk breaks (his idea, not mine) but still finished in under 3:30, which is definitely faster than previous 30K training runs, even more impressive given the hills.
Things I've learned/problems:
- no matter how I tape up my left foot, I keep getting a fresh blister right where the duct tape underpadding ends. I may need a piece of duct tape to extend all the way to the top of my foot, provided I still have a foot come May 24th (as opposed to a blistered piece of hamburger - hope you weren't eating)
- in the warmer weather, the single water bottle is NOT enough hydration. Can anyone recommend their fuel belt? I definitely need more than 1 bottle on my person. I like the belt to sit very tight to my body.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Runner: a person who runs as a sport, who trains for races and always strives to improve the race times.
Jogger: a person who runs primarily as a cardio activity, to lose weight.
There's nothing wrong with being a jogger, it's just that I am a RUNNER, an ATHLETE and one of my clients (who didn't know any better) called me a jogger today.
I had planned for an out-and-back 10K, but was feeling good so I turned it into a loop that was a little longer than expected, 12.5K to be exact. Of course, I had to do #2 and there were no bushes, only a construction site porta-potty. I HATE HATE HATE portapotties and can only stand the ones at races because I know they are fresh. But it was an emergency...
I started running at 7:30-ish am and had a client at 9...arrived back at the gym at 9:01 am, having battled the portapotty, gross guys honking me, aggravated blisters..
And I get called a jogger!
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