You guys – I just realized right before publishing this post that today is my 10 year (!!!!) blogging anniversary! Wow. Time seriously flies. I’m going to work on some blog greatest hits round up posts for next week… stay tuned. 🙂 Any topic/theme requests for those? Or any questions you would love answers to re: blogging for 10 years, my blogging history, etc? Let me know!
Anyway! I was up and out early on Monday morning to meet my friend Sokphal for a run.
It was more humid than we hoped – blech! I didn’t feel super energized given how sticky it was, but it was fun to see Sokphal and always good to have motivation to get out there.
I’ve been thinking lately about how easy it feels to just not run – to get out of the routine and to let fitness slide. Since Riese was born near 2 years (!) ago, I haven’t really gotten back into a super solid running routine – I’m still running, but usually just once a week, plus maybe one super short stroller jog, and it’s interesting how easy it is to get out of the habit of more consistent running, and how hard it can feel to get back into it again.
I’ve been really missing running, but I haven’t craved the challenge of training for anything longer than a 10k since Riese was born, and I didn’t want to force it. But a couple weeks ago when I had dinner with my friends Kathleen and Sarah, Kathleen mentioned that she was signing up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon… and for the first time in ages I felt excited and inspired to train for a longer race again.
So, I think I’m going to sign up – it’s in March which will give me plenty of time to get trained up, and it will be really awesome to have a challenge like that again. Plus, Rock ‘n’ Roll DC is one of my favorite races – I love it and haven’t done it since 2016!
I’m going to map out a training plan and will keep you guys posted on that, but I think I’ll go back to doing my old usual 3 days per week of running, with some cross training in the mix. 3 days a week has always been a good sweet spot of running for me – any more and I get burned out or injured.
Anyway! I had to get back home to relieve Matt so we did 3 miles and called it a day, but that felt about right.
I’m hoping once it’s cold out longer distances will come a little more comfortably again. 😉
When I got home, I was starving so I decided to make a breakfast burrito – but I figured since I was going through the trouble of making one burrito, I might as well make a bunch so I had some for later, too, a la my make ahead breakfast burritos.
I started with scrambled eggs while my sous chef watched on (aka played her favorite game where she stands up in her chair and looks at me mischievously, I ask her to sit down, she does, and then when I turn my back she stands again. Toddlers, man… if I put her down on the ground or tried to strap her in, she would flip out, and I wanted to make these burritos, so… instead we played her fave game. Chose your battles, friends.)
Next up: broccoli slaw for crunch:
Followed by black beans (plus some black beans for Riese – she has decided she likes beans now, which is exciting after refusing them for most of her life):
Then lots of grated sharp cheddar:
And finally some greens:
Yum! Riese ended up really liking the burrito, and it was super nice to have extras on hand for the rest of the week, especially after early morning workouts when I get home starving and things are chaotic.
As for lunches this week, Riese and I had two days of leftovers from our Sunday taco night. Hers + hers!
Time to continue to tackle my to-do list… lots on there today! I’m feeling proud because I made it out to a 6 a.m. boot camp class this morning… soo early but I’m always glad I do it once I’m there! It was a boot camp/pilates class and sooo hard.
Catch you guys back here on Friday for some recent favorite books I’ve read – stay tuned!