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Recipes and racing

It’s crazy to say that marathon training (and the race) is over.  After 18 weeks of blood, sweat, and tears I managed to finish the Grandma’s Marathon with my sister and cross yet another thing off my bucket list.  WINNING.

So now what?

First, there’s that on-going pipe dream of writing my own cook book that I always seem to gravitate back to…and that of course requires a LOT of work and time.  Having busied myself with full and half marathon training the last several years, that dream has perpetually been put in the back seat.  This in part mostly because I don’t cook with measuring…I cook with my palate, embracing the smells and flavors of food and never-ever measure out ingredients.  So over the last few years I’ve paid closer attention to my cooking so I can catalog my recipes with approximate measurements so people can replicate my dishes.  You can see the start of my collection HERE

And then, there is also that lingering sub-2 half marathon goal that although sometimes seems impossible, it also is something I REALLY want to achieve.  Why?  Not sure…but it’s a goal I want to smash one day-so last week I went to my first EVER speed work session at the track.  WHAT you say?  YOU did track work?  I did…guilty as charged said the girl who’d never run on a track again after 6 years of junior high school/high school track and 20 years of military running, again, around a track.  Although it was a bit soon coming off the full marathon on Saturday, I can honestly say I had FUN…shhhh, don’t tell anyone.  Now that my legs are fully rested, I plan on going back on Thursday for some more speed work.  YAY.

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Lastly, it’s time to kick the last few remaining negative forces that have resided in my brain, out of my head and heart once and for all.  I figure if I say it enough, I’ll eventually DO IT.  People, friends, life MOVES ON…whether or not I do…so it’s time to quit hanging on to things that no longer exist.  All it does, is drag me down…#notimeforthatanymore

What’s on your plate for the remainder of the year?  What’s your favorite go-to recipe?

Keep Movin’ Forward!!!  <#

Michelle