Yesterday's long run had us meeting at Eau Claire at 8:30, and after a bit of discussion, heading west. The thought was to turn around at Stoney Trail, but I thought we had run this route with Blood and Guts and that it came out at 29. So Stoney Trail sounded a little further than what we had planned. But go with the flow, right? It was a sunny day, with temps hovering around the 0C mark. However, the humidity (which we don't get here in Calgary, and which I don't like!) was high, so it felt more like -5C. I stuck with my long pants, long tee and Resolution 2010 jacket. A headband kept the ears warm, while the gloves lasted about 2km before being
At one of the last pit stops, we realized that this 30km run was going to be a tad longer than expected. After all, we were at Angel's, which is 7km from Eau Claire, and already well over 26km into the run. Uh-oh. We (MS and I) decided that we would run to 30, stick to the south side (slightly shorter pathway system) and
After the run, I went down to Mom's to haul some trash up to the bins and take her for some groceries. Still seems odd to refer milk, whipping cream, mini-wheats, jelly beans and cookies as "groceries". After that we stopped at Humpty's for dinner. Mom gets tired of the Meals on Wheels, and I thought Humpty's would be a nice change. Mom, as usual, ordered a hamburger because "she never gets those"...ah, memory loss is a wonderful thing, and as usual, ate half of it before declaring defeat. I settled on a half order of a pan scrambler...not like I how I remembered them. Which is not necessarily a bad thing! Dropped Mom off at home, got her settled in, before heading for my couch. It turned into a long day after all.
This morning's run was a nice 25 minute jaunt, finishing just over 3km. I was debating heading back out for a steady, but then reminded myself I had run over 30km yesterday. I did not need to
Not very exciting...needs a few more booths and a bit more variety, but I went to support J., who was there promoting the L'Arche run in March (convinced another friend to sign up for it!). I did purchase some really good, all natural granola that is wicked high in protein (21gms for a quarter cup) and, are you ready? Powdered Peanut Butter!! Ingredient list: peanuts, sugar, salt. Fat: 1.5gm!!! That means 1 point for 2 tbsp, rather than 3 pts for 1 tbsp of traditional. Yes please!
Just add water...looks like peanut butter, smells like peanut butter, tastes like peanut butter! WINNER!!
Home, where I've puttered, and then dinner of roasted lamb chops, rice and lentil pilaf and artichoke hearts. Sounds fancy, no?? Hearts out of a jar (non-oil variety), pilaf out of a box and chops already seasoned. They were good though, although I may have over-cooked them a mite. I think medium rare would have been better, while these were medium. Or well...don't know. Still very tender and quite tasty.
Boot camp resumes at 6am, so my goal is to be in bed, lights out by 10:30. The alarm at 5 is going to be RUDE but necessary!