Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 Miles and Chimichurri

Tomorrow morning we are flying out and heading to San Diego. I'm attending the Social Fresh West social media conference on Thursday and Friday. Jason wan't going to let me go to a gorgeous place like San Diego without him LOL.

Since I won't be getting a long run this weekend obviously, I went ahead and got it done this morning. I got in right at 4 miles with Jason before meeting up with my running buddy. We did have to make a quick stop by the house for more Body Glide. Humidity and sweaty inner thighs with running shorts don't always mix well, just sayin'.

Then "A" and I were off for the rest of the run. It was definitely a lot warmer and more humid again than it's been. Back up to just under 70 to start off the run. But there was a nice breeze so that really helped out. You take what you can get some days.

Today was one of those runs where I'd hit a great groove then get totally off kilter then back on again. I'm definitely looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.

"A" and I made it back to my house at mile 9 for me and 5 for her. She headed on towards her house to finish out 6-ish. I was going to call it quits but decided to go ahead and and make a lap to finish off a solid 10 miles.

And while it wasn't some easy-breezy run (hello bloody toe & chaffing), it was still a good one. Definitely much better than Saturday's 12. "A" helped keep me focussed. We held a really good pace (for me) and great conversation always helps keep you more motivated.

The only reason I did go ahead and go for 10 today was because a) I was feeling pretty good and b) I will be taking 2 rest days this week and any mileage in San Diego will be low. So this is an official back off week for me and probably good timing too I'll readily admit. I'm sure we'll do lots of walking, and I'm going to do my best to take advantage or the rest days for recovery.

I did manage to get most everything packed last night for the trip. I had just a little bit left to do this evening, including packing up the pupsters' things. We have some friends who'll be watching them for us. They always get really excited to go on any kind of car ride, so they'll be happy campers tonight.

I mentioned yesterday that we were having chimichurri marinated Gardein Beefless Tips courtesy of Jason. But he had forgotten to make the sauce the previous night and had wanted the beefless tips to marinate.

So last night was homemade veggie burgers with sweet potato fries. While that was baking in the oven, he made up the chimichurri sauce so he could marinate the beefless tips as he'd originally wanted to do..

And tonight we get to enjoy Jason's chimichurri concoction.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
Morning run
Tasty dinner