Weekend Update

Today’s Happy Note:

Hello hello hello!  I have to blog and run because I have more work to do before tomorrow’s (procrastinator much?) early morning long run.  Sometimes (okay, most of the time) I reaallllllyyyyy suck at time management.

Marathon Training:

Yesterday I had five easy miles on the schedule.  I did that along with about 40 minutes of arms and abs.  My leg strength training falls by the wayside whenever I am training for a race.  My legs are tired enough from running so many miles, I can’t bear the thought of putting them through sets of lunges and hamstring curls and calf raises.  I have decided that I officially love lifting weights.  It is almost as fun as running and yoga for me.  Makes me feel strong, powerful, confident, and sexy, in a weird way.  I ended my run at the Union Square Farmer’s market.  That is the absolute best way to do a Saturday morning run — then you can have a little snack when you get there and sit in the sunshine in the park and think about sunflowers and sunshine and other sunny Saturday morning things.

There was a chocolate chip coconut scone (yes, you heard that correctly) with my name on it at the FM!  With a side of honey-vanilla yogurt.

This was the best scone I have ever had.  I am normally totally a muffin person, but I think I am becoming a scone convert.

So.  Something really good and awesome and happy happened at the farmer’s market after I ate my scone but I don’t want to tell you all about it because I don’t want to jinx it.  So I kind of just told you, without really telling you.  So there.

If you’re a blogger, are you ever afraid of jinxing something by “saying it aloud” on the blog?

Today was supposed to be a Sunday long run day, but I didn’t want to wake up super early, then it ended up raining the whole day anyway.  I moved around my scheduled runs for the week so that I can do it tomorrow (hello 6 AM).  I love Google calendar because it lets you drag and drop events from one day to another.  I ended up doing a 30 minute abs class at the gym today followed by a six mile run that included 4 fast 800s (half-miles).  The 800s were hard but not killer hard.  I used to flat-out hate speedwork but now I think I have more of a love-hate relationship with it.  It feels so goooooood afterwards but during it I just wanna die (usually).  Regular running never gets my heart rate up or makes my face red or anything.  Today’s speedy 800s sure did though!

It ended up pouring for the whole second half of my run.  Somehow I don’t have a problem running less than an hour in the rain.  I just couldn’t face two hours.  Not sure why.

Enough running!

Eats hodgepodge:

Yogurt with a warmed peach and honey and granola.  Afternoon snackage perfection.

I’m pretty sure I ate an entire half of a big cantaloupe over the last two days.

Dates, carrots, PB, and more PB plate.  I am loving dates lately!

Pasta, lots of veggies, and tofu.  With a side of more veggies with guac.  One of the smartest things my mother ever taught me: you can never have too many vegetables.

Good eats (although maybe a little too much last night?  It’s so hard to tell with marathon training!).  Good running.  Good friends.  Good adventures.

Good weekend.

Update me on your lives my friends!  What’s going on where you are?


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaztronomic
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 23:56:17

    I’m the same way. I’m so superstitious; like, when I say “knock on wood,” I really do knock on wood. Hehe. Good luck with whatever it is! 😀

    I love scones! I’m working on coming up with a yummy GF one, but keep messing it up. =P

    Not much is going on in my life. I just started work again and school starts a week from Monday — eeks!

    Everything you ate looks delicious! I’m addicted to dates with peanut butter. Aren’t they so good?! Better than candy, seriously.


  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 02:22:59

    “I have decided that I officially love lifting weights. It is almost as fun as running and yoga for me.”–for me, it went from no way to this is fine to i like this to this is my #1 love now!!!


  3. Sarah
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 03:09:51

    Ooh I’m intrigued! But I know what you mean…I’m often reluctant to mention something in case I jinx it, but I’ve become alot less superstitious this year and less worried about the thing I mention not working out.

    As for the scone, do you Americans have that debate about how best to pronounce the word ‘scone’, or is it just a British thing? Some say it should rhyme with ‘cone’ and others say it should rhyme with ‘gone’…sorry I’m getting sidetracked in this comment!

    Sarah x


  4. ~Jessica Zara~
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 04:54:49

    I’m always paranoid about jinxing things too! Particularly if I say that something is going well out loud…sometimes if I even think about it or allow myself to feel happy about something I become terrified that the moment won’t last because somehow karma or fate or whatever will intervene.

    I LOVE weight training too! I never thought I’d grow to like it so much but I agree that it’s really empowering. Plus, it’s great to surprise people who think that a short, blondie like myself won’t be able to lift anything at all. Yoga, running and weight training are my ‘big three’ that make me feel strong, more confident and happier in general. I think it’s the cardiovascular fitness/strength/flexibility combination that does the trick.

    Speed work kills me too! So much harder than cruising along for a long but easy run.

    Mmm, dates and PB…I may have to rush out and buy some dates now 😉

    P.S Huge thanks for the compliments on my photo. You're too kind!


  5. Jill E.
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 12:51:17

    i love yoga and i feel the best thing that yoga has done for me it allow me to take what i want from whatever i am doing. i have always been so competitive and if i cant do something perfectly, most things, i used to feel it was not worth doing at all. yoga taught me to do your best and if you fall, which i do a lot that its fine.

    its really awesome to hear about your journey with yoga. very inspiring.


    • caronae
      Aug 23, 2010 @ 13:03:22

      I feel you on this one! My therapist, L, mentioned one day “how much would it suck if we only let ourselves do things we were good at” and I was like, “of course!” Something clicked. Now, in yoga, I don’t get mad at myself when I mess up. And it translates to so many other things — like drawing or dancing or whatever!


  6. Joanne
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 21:36:05

    Yay for all of your marathon training and your realization of your love of lifting! I like how I feel after lifting but hate it while I’m doing it.

    Hmmm. I try not to mention things on the blog until after I’m SURE about them. Namely because so many people I know read it and I wouldn’t want to have to explain myself over and over if something goes awry. So maybe it’s not out of superstitution but just because I don’t want to deal with it if things don’t quite turn out.


  7. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 03:27:16

    Your mum had it right; there can never be too many veggies! I wish my boyfriend would listen to me when I try to tell him that 😀


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