My dear bloggees, this is the run I am most proud of since I starting running again. Not because it was fast or awesome, no no noooo. It is because I really really REALLY didn't want to go. I was super exhausted because...well, it's all my fault. I woke up earlier than usual to take my oldest son for a 40 min. walk before school (I hope eventually to gradually turn it into about a 2 mile jog). Then I overdid it at the gym this morning, which I am not used to. Then I cleaned all day like a crazy woman, because on Mondays the house is always a complete disaster, after, count 'em ONE day of taking it easy on Sunday *fist at the sky*. Anyway, I was all fatigued so I thought it would be a great idea to eat a whole bag of these "Energy Sunflower Seeds" (Zips, have you heard of them?) to give me a boost, which they did, But then they wore off and I was dragging soooooooooo bad by the evening. But I decided that if I only run when I "feel" like it and have tons of energy, I won't really get what I hope to achieve from running, which is, of course, self mastery. It's like love, or being nice to people. If you're only nice to people who are nice to you, then you are only half-way loving. You have to be able to love (or be kind) even when it is difficult.
Anyway, once I got out, I actually started feeling better. The temperature was PERFECT and cool and I loved just hanging out with James and talking about our day. So it worked.
Side note: for dinner I made Green Crepes, and my boys LOVED them.
- 2 C Milk
- 2 C Freshly groud white wheat flout
- 1 Pinch sea salt
- 8 Eggs
- 1/2 C melted coconut oil, or ghee, or butter
- 2-3 C fresh spinach
Blend it like crazy in the blender until you can't see any spinach pieces. Fry up with butter. Serve with Fresh Lemon Juice and Powdered Sugar, or Splenda or whatever.
Spinach is so awesome. Spinach follows the philosophy of "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all," except with flavor. Like, if you can't taste good, at least have a really mild flavor that is almost undetectable. Well, if you were to eat just a mouthful of plain spinach, you would definitely taste it and feel sorta sorry for yourself for having to swallow manatee food. But you can mix it with ice cream and milk and have a great green milkshake, or in spaghetti sauce, or in any kind of soup etc. Spinach rocks.