I have two new songs for you to add to your running playlist. They are pretty sweet running songs.
1. First off, if you own a radio, TV, computer or smart phone you know that Arcade Fire has recently released the title track from their new album! It is totally awesome.........check out "Reflektor," by Arcade Fire. Heads up: This song is over 7 and a half minutes.
2. Next up is the never disappointing Metric with their new song, "Breathing Underwater." Love love love!
As a part of taking the "magical taper" seriously, I decided that I would not run today no matter how badly I wanted to. No running at all. Like I mean 'Zip.'
Therefore, I plunged right into a strength workout with eight sets of 30 reps ab series and multiple exercises for my arms/chest/shoulders/back. There was also some foam rolling happening...which if I may say, was the most painful experience in life ever in the history of time. (Legs tight???) Lola supervised the whole thing.
I headed out for a 4 mile Tempo run around six thirty and by the time I got home at approximately 7:01 it was completely dark outside! :( I am not happy about this, but I guess it just means that the reflective vest and I will become ever so good buddies. :)
30:00 minutes (EXACTLY! I've never seen that happen on my garmin, lol)
7:30 Avg. Pace/mile
I came home and planked for 2 minutes. Then I plopped to the floor.
Tonight I headed out for a steady 6 miler. I felt pretty good and the air was very crisp. I even thought that I should have maybe worn gloves. Too bad I didn't think of this before I left the house. :S
It was okay though since I warmed up after 1.5 miles pretty good.
7:38 Avg. Pace/mile
I've been secretly happy that the weather is cool now. That makes for great soup making temperatures!
Tonight I roasted big chunky vegetables in EVOO. The veggies included:
- 1/2 of a red pepper
- 2 carrots
- 1 pint of grape tomatoes
- 1 sweet potato
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 of a sweet onion
I sprinkled the vegetables with salt, pepper and oregano. Then I roasted them for about 35-40 minutes. When I removed them from the oven I allowed them to cool a bit before letting the food processor puree it's little butt off. The one thing I love about the food processor is that you don't need to meticulously chop everything perfectly. :)
Then, Voila---Yummy Fall soup!
Merci for keeping the virtual waves of communication going with GGR! ;)
The PEI Marathon is in 10 days!!!!