Okay, it’s about time I write a real post! I’ve really been slacking in all departments of my life recently. I hate these phases. It always takes something new and different to happen to me in order to push me into an unmotivated mode, but it’s always the hardest to get out of them. So, what have I been up to?
Okay, first things first…I got a new camera! Yay! But, I still haven’t figured out how to use it. I can take nice scenic pictures, but my food pics are horrendous and I have to do a little reading up to figure it out completely. It’s not a brand new camera, I bought it from my friend Dave’s sister. She also included a case, two batteries, and a memory card. It’s a Nikon coolpix 8700. Not exactly a DSLR, but it’s a huge upgrade from my point and shoot and I am happy with the good deal I got.
Running. I feel back on schedule with running, but this snow is messing it all up. I did my track work on Tuesday and it was HARD. I was considering altering it after the first interval, but I talked myself out of it. Even if I didn’t hit the goals, I was still pushing hard and trying my best and that is what mattered. On the schedule was: 3 x 1600 with 1 min. RI with a warm up and cooldown. My 1600 goal pace was 7:56! I didn’t come very close to that, but I still felt good after I was done. My three intervals were; 8:22, 8:45, and 8:35. I also gave myself 2 min Rest Intervals because I really needed it. Next week’s looks a little more doable.
Food. The only exciting food that I have to share is the delicious French Toast that I made yesterday morning. I have been craving it for so long and yesterday’s snowy day made it a perfect time to execute. I usually don’t make very good french toast, but I put a lot of effort into making this batch great. I was very satisfied and happy with the way it came out.
My cat is about to steal my milk! I’m definitely a traditional girl when it come to pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Syrup is the way to go. Aunt Jemima syrup too. I don’t know what it is, but I seriously prefer the fake stuff over the natural real syrup. The real syrup is always too sweet for me. I should really learn to get over this, I know the real syrup is way better for me. That’s my confession for the day.
In the French Toast:
- 4 Eggs
- Flax Seed
- 1 tsp. vanilla
This is old news that I never shared. But, I’ve FOUND IT! The Lindt Chocolate with Sea Salt. I have been looking everywhere for this for so long. I always see it on Jenna’s blog and I have been dying to try it ever since. I found it over Christmas break at home in New Hampshire and I opened it up for the first time just the other day.
This baby definitely lived up to my expectations! It was so good. It was delicious dark chocolate and a nice flavor of salt in the background. It was perfect, reminded me of chocolate covered pretzels, but better. Chocolate and Salt = Perfect.
Other News: Not sure if I said anything about this, but I applied to a place called The Super Runner’s Shop. I have to give them a call back this weekend to see if any progress has been made. I also have an interview tomorrow at 11am at a film company. It’s a transcribing job, so nothing too exciting, but I would gladly take it.
I am also considering running a 10 mile race on the 21st of this month. I have to decide soon because it’s going to fill up fast. I figure it’s probably good to get in a longer race experience before my HM. We’ll see, I will decide by the end of the day. It’s also only $21 to sign up, wicked cheap! haha.
Okay, this is long and I’m sorry. I will be back later because I feel like I have so much more to talk to about.