Stuck in New York and waiting for another big snowstorm tomorrow! When will this madness end? It has been a crazy winter with no let up since December.
Because of the frozen tundra like conditions, I've been running on the treadmill a lot. Which means a lot of Olympics watching. I have become strangely interested in curling, of all things. I think CNBC has been turned into the curling channel!
Given the treadmill running, not a lot if interesting runs or running insights. I have been obsessing about heart rates, maybe because that is the only feedback I really get from a treadmill run.
I am also not really training for anything. The goal is to get in shape now, and run my first serious race in late March, a 15K (9.3 miles) in Central Park. That should be a good benchmark. Then over the next several months leading up to July 4, running in the spring races for the NYRR, just like last year.
I made some good food over the weekend also. Sole Meuniere (which turned out to be flounder pan fried in butter) and then a cheese and panko coated chicken breast on Sunday night. One thing I have become obsessed with is Rick's Picks ( a pickle company) and their "mean beans" -- green beans pickled, with garlic and wasabi. They are tremendous, and healthy too. I ate a whole jar last Saturday. And tonight I made a salad nicoise with the pickled green beans -- yummy.
Finally, a motivation quote (something I haven't posted in a while):
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death"