After the mall, I corralled myself into throwing something together for dinner, which meant taquitos that I made & froze over the weekend. This was a decision I would later come to regret. Genius move. Because we had a later dinner & all, I had to run about 45 minutes after I finished eating. That taquito was showing me no love on the treadmill. At all. At all. Nausea-city. Let that be a lesson to you. However, if you're looking for a yummy taquito recipe, I highly recommend this one! (I know, the near-barf on the treadmill story really built it up & made you want to try it, didn't it?) I make a few small tweaks - I cook my chicken before I put it in the food processor, because dealing with chicken germs isn't for me. I also don't do the dip like they recommend. I keep it easy & mix together a bit of Greek yogurt with salsa as my dip. YUM. Healthy, & easy.
Here's what I'm wearing today. I have a feeling I'll be cold, but I love this sweater & had nothing to layer under it. I apparently don't own a single black or white long-sleeved tshirt.
- Black & silver necklace - Tiffany & Co, gift from M
- Black tank - Express
- Cranberry sweater - Aritzia
- Jeans - 7FAM, from Costco
- Black boots - Anne Klein, Macy's
- Surprised expression - courtesy of my awesome camera skills + non-photogenic face
I'm slowly building up my mileage again, and ran 1.25 miles without stopping yesterday. I could have gone a bit farther, but I felt like collapsing on the treadmill would be poor form. Today I'm aiming for 1.5 miles + an arm workout (operation bat wing) at the gym. My gym is having a holiday beauty product giveaway each day in December, so it's a nice motivation to come & get my prize. Oh, and work out too. ;-)I'm easily bribed.
Questions for you:
What's a reasonable amount of miles to add each week? I'm going to spend December just getting back to the basics, and hope to be up to 5K range by mid-January. I'd like to find a 5K for mid-January, a 10Kish for February, and if all goes well, a 1/2 for the April time frame. I'd like it to be somewhere warm & vacation-y (willing to travel!) as it will be a combined girls vacation & run. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of doing the Mercer Island race, but not sure if I'll be ready for a half in March. May just do the 10K. Anyway, please send me any recommendations you have for races. I love the motivation of having something to train for!
And, what are you up to this weekend? Any races or fun holiday plans? I think M is taking our oldest skiing, we have our normal swimming practice & soccer games + we're having a holiday get together with my BFF & her kids this weekend. A pizza party, and I do believe M is busting out the pomegranate martinis again. You know, to perfect his recipe for Christmas. And, maybe a little because I begged. ;-)