Well, we made it home last night. It was after 3 AM when our plane’s wheels touched the runway at RDU and nearly an hour after that when my head finally touched my pillow.
No amount of coffee was gonna make getting out of bed this morning a pleasant task, but I did smile when I realized I had goodies in the mail!
I hope she is enjoying the peachy pound cake I sent as much as I’m enjoying her cookies!
I made this Georgia Peach Pound Cake from A Well-Seasoned Life – except with North Carolina peaches, of course. I baked it in a loaf pan for ease of shipping and topped it with some candied basil leaves.
I had never candied a basil leaf (or any kind of leaf) before and it was kind of fun. You just dredge ’em in whipped egg whites, dunk them in superfine sugar, and then lay they out to dry for a couple of hours.
Um…with all of these baked goods floating around here, I should probably be running a little more.
Honestly, I’m feeling a little unfocused at the moment when it comes to my workouts. I have a mile race in a month that I haven’t really trained for, and aside from the OMG FUNSIES NOT REALLY RACING marathon in November, the calendar is pretty blank.
I’d assumed I’d focus on 5K-type stuff this fall, but I feel like I’m already behind the ball on that one.
I’d assumed that doing these long runs with the hubs to help get him through his first-ever marathon training cycle wouldn’t tire me out on account of the easier pace, but I’m finding that just because I’m not running as fast doesn’t mean I won’t be stiff and sore. If anything, I’m strangely sore in different places. I think running slower causes me to change my form.
I’d assumed that I’d feel refreshed and renewed and excited about running hard again after a summer of lazy base-building, but I don’t feel that way at all.
Goal for next week: miles run > cookies eaten.