I ran 9 miles on Wednesday. I wish I could say I felt happier about my training progress. I'm getting the training in, but I'm not getting faster. I don't know if I should be frustrated with myself, if I should push harder, or if one of the "excuses" rattling around in my head is valid.
Those excuses include: your ankle is still hurt so I don't want to make it worse, it's still hot as heck here, I'm not resting enough lifting and running, I'm a terribly slow human. I really hate beating myself up over it, but I want to be faster. I feel like it's down to me. I just can't "push" through pain and the inability to breathe. Can you?
We got an autographed copy of Emeril's Sizzling Skillets in the mail. How cool!
anniversary dinner at Tchoup Tchoup was less than stellar. They totally neglected to acknowledge our anniversary at all, so this was their make-up gift. I appreciate good customer care and am excited about the book.
Oh wait, so much for trying to blog early. Kyle got home and mother nature was in a wicked mood. It poured and put on a lightening show for about 3 hours. Some parts near us got 5" of rain. Needless to say we didn't risk driving in bad weather for hummus. Although we thought about it pretty hard.
I quickly turned the chicken I cooked for lunch Friday into Thursday dinner. Crock pot buffalo chicken, roasted asparagus, and mozzarella sticks rounded out dinner. Yes, mozzarella sticks. We had to have some kind of treat!
I also wanted to share two blog posts from this week that I thought were equally informatiive and wonderful:
- Tina at Tine Reale Fitness talks about EPOC, the after-burn, and how to boost your burn.
- Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean talks about SuperBetter an innovative way of thinking and beating diseases with mental games.
So are you a speedy runner? What's your secret?
Love and capers,
Carissa & Kyle