Someone had a giftcard for Barnes & Noble.com and told me “Here, buy something you want!” – I’m obviously not going to argue with that.
As of late, I’ve been a foodie-machine. I LOVE browsing cookbooks, I like scoping out Vegetarian recipes for new ideas, and I’ve been flipping through Cooking Light like it’s my job. After a good half an hour searching “healthy cook books”, “health”, “cooking light”, etc…I finally settled on this choice:
It arrived yesterday and I can’t wait to start using it! My hesitation with this book was that, being an RD, I would already know most of the information she discussed and the “healthified” recipes wouldn’t be so new to me. However, it had great reviews and I took a chance…
I read through some Breakfast and Dessert items last night (hm, wonder where my priorities are….) and so far? SO GOOD. I love Ellie and have used her recipes before; this will definitely be my new Kitchen BFF.
In RUNNING news – yes, I’m still going! Last night I joined my group for the first time in, um, way too long. We did my favorite route: up Capitol Hill, along the Mall, and around the Lincoln Memorial. It ends at around 5 miles; perfectly flat with the initial hill-challenge.
Between Marathon-training and early winter sunsets, I had been running mostly on my own and taking advantage of the sun while I could (i.e. running at 5 pm after work, isntead of waiting for 6:30 to run with the group). I honestly forgot how great it is to have someone to chat with while you run. I get TIRED; it is Not easy for me to talk-n-run. But, it’s a good workout! While an 8:30 pace is usually on the “easy” side, it’s a little bit more difficult when I’m chirping someone’s ear off. Yet the run goes by quickly and I enjoy myself that much more.
Anyway. I snapped this picture, from my phone, while walking back to the Metro. It’s not perfect (I tried to avoid getting tourist-heads and the Earth Day event tents), but DC – this is gorgeous…
Coming up this weekend? Another 10-mile race! This time, we’re doing the GW Parkway Classic. It’s a point-to-point race along GW Parkway in Alexandria, VA. I really love the 10-mile race distance; long, but not too long, and enough time to really find your Tempo-run pace and push it a little bit. I’m hoping for a PR; we’re currently looking at 60* and Rain for Sunday morning. Hm, should be…fun! 🙂
Do you have a favorite race distance? I like ’em longer, 5Ks always feel like death to me!