So I pretty much completely forgot that I have to read an academic monograph and write a review for publication and it’s due in a few weeks. Oops. At least I remembered today and not the day before, right? Right. So I’m working on that.
Yesterday was a nice sunny day and I did 7 miles with the middle 4 at tempo. My shin muscles are a little sore today which is bizarre but it’s not pain, just a little bit of soreness. I’m doing 5 miles today and then Insanity upper body.
Yesterday’s run followed by my favorite lunch:
I got English muffins to put them on because I haven’t baked bread in a few weeks. I thought I was being fancy but really, the homemade bread tastes much better so when these muffins are gone, back to the same old habits.
And I promise this isn’t all I ate for dinner but the soup and chicken was entirely uneventful.
If you can believe it, this was my very first time trying butternut squash. I’m very unadventurous when it comes to vegetables, I’m just sure I’m going to hate everything that isn’t broccoli basically. I was wrong, this is delicious. Or at least, when you make it with olive oil, rosemary, and parmigiano, it’s delicious. I’m going to be making it again later this week.
And I had nothing better to do last night (seriously…Scandal, please come back) so I took another stupid quiz.
a) Ridiculously obvious I was going to get her. b) You’re correct quiz master, it’s so not my fault that I’m always right 😉
Back to running for a second: I’m feeling a bit weird in my legs lately and I’d like to replace a day or two of running each week with biking for 6 weeks or so while I work on extra strength training and then switch back to running for my next training cycle in March. For anyone with a lot of experience, how does this work? How do I replace say 10 miles a week of running with biking (aka how much bike mileage should I put in to replace 10-15 miles of running)? I know it will be good for me as cross-training but how will it work when I transition back, will I suffer from the 10 miles less running when I try to increase my running load in the next training cycle? How does it translate to running fitness/speed and am I better off trying to run more and bike less when I feel able? I’d love to hear from some of you ex-college runners or you super fast higher mileage gals because my end goal is higher mileage as the year goes on.
Who would you be in the Harry Potter series?
Favorite kind of cross-training?