Yesterday I ran outside. It made my heart sing for all 51 minutes. Sure, there was some slushy slowness…. and a few cars to dodge- but I made up for each second of going too slow by sprinting the straightaways. Like a “smokey race car”. (All race cars are smokey according to Jamie’s older son. I love how he calls them smokey).
This morning, so I could fititallin I went back to the gym and hit up the treadmill- have any of you watched the Katy Perry docu-film? It is on Netflix. Highly recommended. You may find yourself balancing your kindle or i-whatever on your abs while you try to do some sit-ups, or switching to planks and push-ups for a better view of the screen. Maybe. 7 miles (as planned)- and I just bumped the speed as each pace began to feel easy. By 6 miles I was at 7:47- and I think I was comfy and not comfy all at the same time. I ran my last marathon at 8 min/miles- and for Boston I want to be a littlebitfaster – so I am going to be “practicing” lots of sub-8 miles so that I can feel really comfy at that pace.
Speaking of racing- I am working on a page dedicated to my races and times- look for it this weekend! Also, I am probably going to do a New Year’s day race- not sure if I want to do the 5k or the 10k. And most likely what is going to happen when I register is a race-registering spree- like $250 worth of my favorite spring races.
Ahh, the best kind of spree. Now to make it to the start of all of those races healthy….
OH! and I have had a lot of requests for a post on my Mini-Crab Cakes (they were served at my cocktail party last weekend)- so somewhere in between the office and heading over to my BFF’s tonight I am going to get that post up- BE EXCITED. Best app ever… easy, and it is totally make ahead. Like- do the whole thing several days/weeks/ even a month ahead, then pop -em in a hot oven like they’re frozen chicken nuggets- and TA-DA! delicious, gourmet CRABCAKES.