Redemption

October 12, 2006 on 7:05 pm | By | In Training | Comments Off on Redemption

I kept my word and just finished my 6-mile tempo run. My darling joined me, and I may actually convince him to enter the half with me. He’s planning on joining some friends in Whistler for Thanksgiving (I have a gig the day after so I won’t be going), but they’ll be back in time for the half. He’s basically training with me, so why not?

I started the morning with a half hour of laps in the pool. It’s been great cross training, and I actually feel I’m getting stronger in my shoulders (I can even see a smidgen of definition!). I’m still rather slow — I alternate between the “easy” and “medium” lap lanes — but I think my form is pretty good. I’ll going to check out Mary Meyers pool clinic soon to make sure I’m not developing poor habits. With twice-a-week lap sessions I should be in prime shape for next tri season!

Today’s cookdate was very quick — less than 4 hours. I’m cooking for Donnie’s husband, and it’s still very sad to be there. He’s holding up, but barely. Her memorial was this past weekend and I catered a family dinner for them afterwards. They’re so appreciative of the service; not only for when Donnie was alive, but also for their dad. I cooked him some of his favorite comfort foods: butternut squash risotto, glazed cauliflower with toasted almonds, rack of lamb with herbed potatoes and marinated flank steak. He’s been getting a lot of dinner invitations from friends, but he also enjoys having a good meal alone.

Despite another glorious day, I was feeling less than motivated for the run. As I was checking email (and yes, reading more blogs), I came down with a case of the sleepies. But I knew if I didn’t get my butt in gear it would never happen. Even as we started the run I felt someone had slipped me some slow powder. It took a good 15 minutes before I actually started enjoying myself. Because it was such a nice day we headed over to Alki point; it was soooo refreshing to run by the water. sigh.

Tonight’s dinner will also be much more healthy than last nights (I’m not even going to admit what I ate after that bowl of popcorn). I had a little bit of flank steak left over from today, so we’ll be making some Vietnamese spring rolls. And yes, there will be a glass of wine (or 2) involved. But at least this time I earned it!

No Comments yet

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress and Nifty Cube with Recetas theme design by Pablo Carnaghi.
Entries and comments feeds. Valid XHTML and CSS.