Today was a pretty good day. Woke up really early and felt like I got a good hold of the day (sometimes, because I go work afternoon to evening, I sleep way later than I like). Enjoyed my coffee and went for a run along the Towpath Trail - 4.2 miles. I felt no pain in the foot at first, but then it gradually came back - of course. Nothing too bad, though. Also, for the first time since the marathon I felt the desire today to go fast. I didn't really, because I "know better," but I am feeling myself getting stronger.
The run was also a pretty emotional one. For some reason, I kept thinking of my dad (for those of you who don't know, he passed away 12 years ago). Also, my husband and his sisters lost their mom 9 years ago this past Sunday, and I was very grateful to be able to spend time with all of them to honor her on that day. So I guess I dedicated this morning's run to both of them.
At one point, I was just getting so into it, and was sweating so hard that I felt drops of it falling off my face (I usually don't sweat that intensely other than in races). Then I realized that it wasn't only my sweat...and that it had started to drizzle. Ha ha. :)
Because I have been getting sorta tired of coming home at 8:30 from work and then deciding what to throw together for dinner (and to add insult to injury, Derek has also had to work late these past few weeks so he couldn't take care of cooking), I prepared a simple but delicious meal for tonight: Stuffed peppers. I got everything ready this afternoon, including cooking the rice and hollowing out/steaming the peppers, and stuffing them. Then I just put them in the fridge and popped them in the oven when I got home. I used the following recipe, substituting ground chicken for ground beef (and changing around some of the spices, adding tomatoes and garlic powder..well I guess the recipe was just a suggestion!).
But I have this last thing to say: I love The Biggest Loser and all, but Bob's annoying "let's eat something new and cool - or just chew gum" complete with over-the-top product placement really irks me! It is so cheesy. The new "green" Ziploc bags are made with 50% wind power....WTF?! Also: still can't believe Shay got kicked off last week. And why did Jillian get all bent out of shape about Rudy not revealing something private about his past? It's not like everyone is comfortable sharing everything.
Anyway! This post has reached a new level of tangents and rambling. Time for bed!