Vegetarianism, 4th of July and Kettlebells… Oh My!
As promised, not such a long interlude between posts this time…
Been super busy and super lazy at the same time… How does that happen?! Takes a lot of practice and skills, I must tell you. And guys love girls with skills. (That’s a Napoleon Dynamite reference, get over it :))
I’ve been trying my hand (ALMOST 100% successfully) at being a vegetarian for the past few weeks… Mostly for health/nutrition reasons, and I want to try to figure out my tummy troubles before I venture back to big mileage races.
I had dinner the other evening with my lovely and wonderful mentor of sorts, the one and only FUN ERIN (I’m sure she’ll blush at being referred to as such ;)) at probably one of my new most favoritest places: Zada Jane’s
I broke down and went back to my old love… for a brief encounter… I tried the baby versions 🙂
I finished an amazing book recently… One that I suggest anyone wanting to veggie and/or who loves running read, as it is honest, intriguing and enlightening on so many levels. I love a good book that will make you think. Not to mention, Scott Jurek is probably one of the greatest ultrarunners… ever.
I went for a surprisingly tiring “aqua jog” and some laps with two of bestest lady friends, Sarah and Tiffany 🙂 I’m not really 100% sure what I would do without these ladies in my life (Of course, along with Coach Nicole, they are slowly but surely changing my life for the better, each and every day :))
For the 4th of July, I– OBVIOUSLY– painted my nails for the occasion, and celebrated just as you would expect anyone to celebrate America– with Chinese food with one of my bestest buddies 🙂
With a little extra free time on my hands the past couple of days, I got to spend some quality time with the lovely and always beautiful Beth, and OF COURSE, the amazing, most perfect baby Quinn. We also got a couple of really good workouts in at the YMCA– with kettlebells, the new bane of my existence. No joking. But did you know, the YMCA has a Starbucks… inside 🙂 yay!
And last but not least, I finally got a library card… I’m officially… a dork? I don’t know. But I was pretty stoked 😀
As for running. I’ve hit a wall of sorts. I’m still running, more than usual, with all the aforementioned free time on my hands, sometimes twice a day. And maybe that’s the problem… But I’m not really enjoying it anymore. Maybe I’m getting better, but still sticking to the same ol same ol, and boring myself. I don’t know. What I do know, is when I think about it… Really think about it. I look at running almost as an entity. An entity to which I owe a lot of my happiness, certainly my health, and having found myself over the past year… So I feel like quitting, or even taking a break would be like cheating on the love of my life. Or not showing gratitude for something that saved my life, in a multitude of ways. So, for now, I am pushing through the wall, continuing my training, and as usual, sweating a lot.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Now go run!