Used the last of the potatoes from the co-op. Recipe here.
Used lemons and blueberries from the co-op.
Time 26:31 | Pace 8:33 | Age Group 6/?
Mile 1: 8:29
Mile 2: 8:21
Mile 3: 8:40
I ran this race with a co-worker who recently got back into running. He did extremely well !
Using some of the meyer lemons from our latest share.
As I said in a previous post, Geoff and I recently joined an organic produce co-op. I absolutely love it. Finding uses for every single item has been a fun challenge. I picked up our latest share yesterday. The box included: Fennel, Baby Bok Choy, Zucchini, Carrots, Green Chard, Red Leaf Lettuce, Leeks, Roma Tomatoes, Curly Parsley, White Mushrooms, Russet Potatoes, Rutabagas, Meyer Lemons, Blueberries, Navel Oranges and Bananas.
I use the things that go bad quickly first. So last night was salad night. I used some of the lettuce and carrots.
I will continue to post pictures of everything I make with these items as well as any recipes I come up with. Exciting !
I was tagged by Teresa over at Tri-A-Licious to post 10 random things about myself. Her list was very impressive ! I’d never been tagged before and it was quite challenging to come up with anything interesting though I must admit, it was a lot of fun.
- I took private piano lessons for five years. All I can play from memory is Für Elise.
- I was editor of the newspaper and yearbook in high school. Yes, I was a nerd.
- My name isn’t short for anything. It’s just Liz. Really.
- I once went all the way to Brighton, England for a pair of vegan shoes.
- I am the organizer of a local Vegetarian/Vegan Meetup Group with over 800 members.
- My first job was as a sales clerk in the lingerie section of a department store. I was 17.
- I drive a manual car and probably always will.
- I suffer from bathmophobia. I guess it is a good thing that I live in Florida.
- After having short hair for over 12 years, I am currently growing it out for Locks of Love.
- I have never seen any of the original Star Wars movies. GASP !
Now it’s my turn to tag. Here’s the deal: if you read this and have a blog, you’re tagged ! Just leave a link to your list in the comments section.
I look forward to reading all the interesting tidbits !
Time 1:58:01 | Pace 9:01 | Age Group 35/148
Mile 1: 9:09
Mile 2: 8:59
Mile 3: 9:01
Mile 4: 9:12
Mile 5: 9:09
Mile 6: 9:25
Mile 7: 9:20
Mile 8: 8:46
Mile 9: 8:52
Mile 10: 8:48
Mile 11: 9:03
Mile 12: 8:59
Mile 13: 8:13
Naturally, after reading my last race report, you’re probably wondering how this race “snuck in.” Truth be told, I had registered for this race quite a while ago. For just $10 more, I was able to add it to my 13.1 Ft Lauderdale registration. It seemed a bargain at the time. Little did I know what it would cost in the end. I made a subtle mention of the race when I saw my doctor last week. In my mind, I had scrapped it, but he wanted to scan my foot before deciding whether to veto the race. Or not.
Yes. The CT scan results indicated that the unbearable pain in my left foot might be caused by the onset of a stress fracture, not an existing one. With that, the doctor felt comfortable with letting me race, as long as I took it easy.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably just as confused as I was by this juxtaposition. What’s the point of racing a distance I’ve done so many times before without trying to PR ? My confusion quickly became muddled with the sudden clearance to run. Sure, I’d take it easy. I’ll sign the dotted line. Anything to slip back into my running shoes. Let’s go !
The event offered a 5k distance as well, which Geoffrey signed up for. We ventured down to South Beach for packet pickup on Saturday and had a fantastic time with Luka. We even found a dog-friendly restaurant with vegan options and outdoor seating. Score ! We had a quiet dinner at home and went to bed early. OK, early-ish. I woke up at 3:30am and felt momentarily sick as I thought of the South Beach party crowds, still going while I prepared to start my Sunday with a 13.1 mile run no less. It hasn’t been very long time since I was part of “those crowds,” but in some ways, it’s been ages.
Summary of the race itself, mile by mile.
- Cold. The ACTUAL temperature was somewhere between 50 and 60, but I was freezing.
- Mentally, I struggle to find the right pace: fast enough for me, easy enough for my foot ? Physically, I feel like I’m crawling.
- Miami hill (aka bridge). Fun level is a big, fat ZERO.
- First sip of water. Still frozen.
- Guy almost gets run over by a taxi.
- I start to feel my toes as we turn around and I chug a gel. Yum.
- The sun shows up. My fingers come to life and so does my pace. Thank you, sun. You saved the day.
- Up another bridge. I feel like I’m flying this time.
- Second sip of water. Fun level is almost a TEN.
- Hello pain. Foot says “F you and your stupid hobby. Where’s the finish line ?”
- Assess pain and reserves.
- Pedal to the medal.
Overall, it wasn’t my best race, but certainly not the worst. I’m glad I did it. Now I’m looking forward to some bike time.