Ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill.
Ran 5.5 miles on the treadmill.
Really, there were people in my class, but I’m not quite ready to fly that freak flag and take pictures of myself while they’re on the bikes. I don’t think any of them even know I write a blog. Ha ha.
That workout this morning was not my plan. My plan was to run 6-7 miles before my spin class and then be done. But, I was running late (that’s weird) and didn’t get time to fit it in.
Ran about an average 8-8:20 pace for most of the miles (if you care).
Got home and did my PT exercises while my kabocha was roasting. For some reason it’s so hard for me to find the time to do my PT exercises. So silly, but I’d so much rather be doing something else.
Wasn’t sure if I was going to write a post today. I have mixed feelings about it. I didn’t want to blab about the usual randomness. I want to take the day to honor all the heroes that helped with the tragic event 12 years ago, pray for people who lost loved ones, be thankful for life and all of God’s amazing gifts and show gratitude for the blessings we have right now.
You know what else has been on my mind?
The need to do more good. I’m really feeling like I need to do more things for other people. To help others. To give more.
Running is selfish.
Sure, it’s my therapy and it’s my thing and I love it. I live it.
my family and friends make a lot of sacrifices so that I can live out my passion. I take a lot from others. It’s time to give back.
There was a time when I told STUFT Daddy I was going to start running fast enough to bring home some money from some races someday. Well, I don’t quite think things are going to pan out that way now, but that’s darn okay. I’m just happy to be back running.
And, well, I’m feeling like I really need to use the gift and the fact that I can run again to serve others.
To do something good.
Something good and big.
Like this lady.
SHE IS AMAZING!
Starting tomorrow night at 8 pm she’s starting a 24 hour treadmill run in San Francisco to raise money for education in India.
Just darn awesome. Find out more how to donate here.
Way back when, the boys and I did the Silver Strand Half Marathon for Amelia.
We raised money to help give Amelia the gift or hearing. (She has since gotten the surgery and has been making amazing progress.)
I want to more of that. Not pushing the stroller as that is just not happening these days, but I CAN run for a cause.
I’m searching for one. If you know of any organizations or have any ideas feel free to send them my way. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org .
In other random STUFT news (I’ll keep it brief, but just can’t help myself).
It was harder today to leave the boys at school than it was the other two days last week. I don’t know why.
They refused to wear matching shirts and yes, I did neglect to run a comb through their hair this morning. I did not neglect to send them to school with some hard boiled eggs though in their lunch. Ha ha.
STUFT Daddy said I can’t send hard boiled eggs with them, but I said they needed protein. I only sent the white parts anyway since the boys don’t like the yolks. I bet I’m making a lot of friends there.
The afterschool toddler snack of the day was this.
I know, not the healthiest and they had to eat their fruit from their lunches first, but it’s called mush. Graham crackers in a bowl, add milk and “mush” it all up. Grandma introduced the boys to it (thank you?) and now they beg for it regularly.
I needed a pretty hefty snack this afternoon because I was dragging.
I had banana soft serve (frozen banana blended with unsweetened vanilla almond milk) topped with my cinnamon roasted coconut chips, mixed nuts and a banana nut Quest Bar that I cut in pieces and roasted on the pan with the coconut and the nuts.
Yep. Darn good idea and it was delightful. So delightful that I’m putting one more picture of it on here.
I’m pretty pumped about the new Runner’s World for this month. It’s the special nutrition issue. I’m hoping to get a chance to read it tonight. We’ll see how that goes.
Oh, and I’ve run out of quite a few of my Penzeys Spices so I’m making a wish list in case I get to make a special trip there anytime soon.
Since I mentioned that I sent the boys to school with hard boiled eggs, I better tell you that I perfected my baking of them.
Place eggs in a muffin tin. Bake them at 375 convection for 25 minutes.
Perfection. Now if I could only figure out how to peel them easily. Got any tips?
Have a good rest of you day.
Any charity or event ideas?
Would you send your kids to school with hard boiled eggs?
Have you ever had mush?
Have you ever had a baked Quest Bar?