I got all ready to go out on the treadmill to run this morning but then Brooke had a much better idea. This is her favorite book because it makes a crunchy sound every time you touch it. (Yes, we are in the same outfits for the third day in a row… the laundromat is simply too far and I can’t convince Billy to stay home from school to do the laundry)
(PS I did purposely crop my eyes out of the picture to spare you my raccoon eyes… who has time to wash their make-up off these days?)
After book time we hit up the treadmill (Brooke sat next to me again like yesterday) for an easy 9 miles. I am going to take tomorrow off and then SATURDAY at 9 a.m. I will be doing my first trail race ever which is funny considering I have ran on trails a total of 6 times in my entire life.
Goal for Saturday= not call Billy from somewhere in the mountains to come pick me up on a 4 wheeler and take me for donuts.
For lunch today I had a baked potato, corn on the cob, carrots (we are out of chips…BILLY) dipped into guac all washed down with my bag of white chocolate chips while I type. Since that is probably the most unappetizing meal in the world, I will show you yesterday’s meals instead.
Bang’s Friend was working from home and had a ton of leftovers and invited me over (I am starting to believe she is using me for my talent of finishing off all of the food). We had caesar salad (with homemade dressing and homemade chicken nuggets), watermelon and a quinoa dish. PS I bought a ten lb bag of quinoa a while ago and have yet to open it because it intimidates me.
We have stuck to our dinner plan for THREE FULL DAYS and had cheeseburgers and corn on the cob last night. Chocolate covered pomegranates for dessert (I am also proud to say that I have stuck to my dessert plan of attack all week long too).
I posted this quote a long time ago on the blog but I wanted to post it again because it is one of my favorite things to think about before doing a hard workout in preparation for a race!
“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in war.” Ed Eyestone (BYU’s head cross-country coach) said it in an issue of Running Time’s a few years ago.
Bangs’ cousin has an incredible non-profit organization that helps foster children to be able to participate in ‘typical’ childhood activities like playing on a sports team, taking a dance class, music or art lessons, and have a special birthday party. Please visit HERE to learn more about the fundraising campaign!
What is a goal for your next race?!?!
Are you good about washing your make-up off at night?
Do you make quinoa ever? Any recipes to share with me? What food intimidates you to make?
Favorite running quote lately?
Burgers: Yay or nay?