Yesterday evening I met up with Barry in Radford on his way home from work for a 5 mile run at Bisset Park. This park has a nice little paved trail that I like to run on every now and then to mix things up. It’s a little over 2.5 miles long from end to end and most of it follows along the banks of the New River. I had a bit of a tough run and was feeling really tired, but Barry helped keep me going and helped me finish strong with a 9:48 last mile. I’m not surprised that I was feeling tired, though, since I hit a new weekly high of 30 miles last week and in the past 4 days I’ve put in 25 miles. Makes sense, right?
I have to tell you about something I saw yesterday while I was at work. I was driving through a certain college campus (said college will remain unnamed, but it was not my alma mater) and saw a girl with jean shorts so short her butt cheeks were hanging out. I’m not kidding. She was walking down the sidewalk and had a backpack on and as I drove up from behind her all I could think was “Seriously!?”
On Sunday night I made Crock Pot Taco Chili. I got the recipe from Stephanie over at Now I Run and I was excited to try it out. Barry and I liked it a lot and it’s going in the recipe book. Did I ever tell you I have a recipe book in the form of one of those black and white composition books? I started hanging around my dad in the kitchen in high school and writing down recipes while I watched him cook. Now anything I try cooking that we like goes in “the book.”
I have two pieces of advice to leave you with. First, crock pot liners are a huge time saver when it comes to clean-up. I highly recommend them. You can usually find them in the Ziploc bag aisle at the grocery store. Second, if you have a Garmin Forerunner 405 and it freezes (as in the time and date are displayed, but it won’t respond when you press the buttons to wake it up) hold down the stop and reset buttons at the same time for 30 seconds to do a soft reset.
What’s the highest mileage you’ve ever done in a week (running, biking, or otherwise)?
Have you seen any of these ridiculously short jean shorts?
Apparently it’s a trend, particularly amongst the college aged folks.
Tried any new recipes lately? How were they?