Dunno what to call this post because I am filled with tons of things I want to tell y’all!!!
This is my stubborn, i mean business face (apparently it could also represent other faces… too much lemon/lime juice, sour drinks, and other graphic options that I wont discuss here for those with weak stomachs). I am setting a new goals for myself every day. Challenging myself to do better, accomplish more, be MORE awesome (like that’s possible). In order to do this, I created this list, called my “To Conquer List”. This list won’t be completed today, tomorrow or by the end of the year. This is a list I intend to tackle over the course of a lifetime. Never Give up and all of that!
Just to give you an idea of the attitude that will be taken…
anywho, so in addition to this awesome list, I have created a gear list as well. It is kinda weak right now. Pretty sure there are more things I NEED when I run, but this is what I got so far (and yes I know my camelbak is a kid’s camelbak and I am almost 30… this has not escaped me. but I am REALLY short).
With all of these updates, I guess I will move forward on some other updates too! On Saturday I went for my first long run in about 3-4 weeks. Coming back from an injury, I am by no means fast or even as fast as I was. My goals are more just to be able to do the runs and work on my time as I can…
Yea, it took me an hour and 13 mins to run 6 miles and my average per mile was a little over 12 minutes, but at least I was doing the damn thing. The main idea in this photo was to capture my endorphin warrior training bracelet. I had the “courage” one but that one died back in October, so I ordered this one at the beginning of January when I first got injured. It seemed to make the most sense at the time since I felt very broken and defeated, but I refused to let that get me down. So in 20 degree weather, in 3 pairs of pants, I went out and completed me my first 6 miler since the beginning of January. I couldn’t be prouder. On a related note, I am finally going to see a Physical Therapist for my back and the rest of me. My online buddy over at Run Stronger Everyday, who also happens to be a PhD candidate in PT recommended I go see one after I was caught complaining about my various ailments on twitter. I mentioned how I had a script for Physical Therapy and had had one since spet/oct 2012 but just hadnt made the appt and made a promise to call Monday (a week ago) and make an appt. I did and I go on Friday!
All of this updating makes me hungry, so allow me to share with you something I made for dinner and something I intend to make for yummy deliciousness later.
The salsa in the white cup, is all me!!! A buddy of mine out in Oklahoma taught me how to make it and I altered it to make it more spicy and awesome! BOOM! I will post the recipe later.
I also found these two recipes and intend to make them at some point in the near future:
- 7-Layer Bars (although these will be slightly altered because I can’t have the walnuts or my throat will close)
I am really excited of things to come! I will be running my Tackle the Miles Virtual 5k this week AND making a big announcement about my life!
STAY TUNED! big news coming!!!