Okay so i’ve been thinking about this half and figuring out what is going to be best for me. I’ve decided I’m not going to run it. What really helped me make my decision was Angela’s post on The Superwoman Syndrome. It was like she wrote the post specifically for me. Sometimes we hear what our body is trying to tell us, that something is wrong, yet we push that voice to the side and keep on going. We don’t listen, we ignore. Reading all of the comments on the post was what struck me on the side of the head. So many women, just like me had pushed themselves past when it hurt and when they should have slowed down. So many women had to be put on the sidelines and weren’t able to run for months, sometimes years. That isn’t what I want for myself. I don’t have a gym membership, the monthly cost is too high. All I have is my natural resources. Running, walking, and my fitness dvds. If I knock running out of the equation, that leaves me with one less option. Right now I can handle running short distances, 2-3 miles. I will rest my body, and let it recoup and start again slowly. Trying to run 13 miles right now in a short amount of time will ultimately get me nowhere but hurt. I found ouf that if I defer before Sept 1, I have a guaranteed spot in next years half. That gives me hope to know that in a years time I can complete my goal.
I’m sorry if I disappointed some of you, but I know that you will support me no matter what. I have the best readers and I feel so much love from all of you. You’ve been with me through my ups and downs, and will no doubt push me forward to reach my goal, but when my body is ready.
I’ve learned a good lesson with this on listening. Paying attention. Respecting.
Onto some eats now, yea?
I had some scallions I bought the other day that I needed to use up, so I had 2 recipes in mind.
Last night I made my first scallion pancakes by myself!!! My grandma taught me in florida, but this was my first time making my own dough, and doing it in my own kitchen. They turned out great 🙂 A little more salt was needed, but ahh now I feel like a mini chinese cook! haha.
I also made some zuchini and potato and scallion fritters. yummmmmmmm. I realized once they were done that I was out of sour cream so I ate them plain. What I also realized once they were cooked, was that I should have thrown some feta cheese in there. AH that would have been PERFECT. next time i’ll do that for sure.
There’s a market about 2 blocks from my house that I recently started going to. They have a ton of things that are so convenient instead of having to drive to the grocery store. They have a fresh produce stand, which I got my zucchini and potato for a grand total of 92 cents. They have a juice stand, a deli stand, greek wraps, chinese, I mean everything you could imagine needing for a quick bite or a quick shopping trip. I’m so glad I finally walked in there because now when I need some veggies for dinner I can just walk there, and get what I need instead of overstocking at the grocery store and having things go bad.
While I was at the market I decided to pick up a chocolate top. I haven’ t had one of these since high school when I worked in a coffee shop. We had the best pastries and cookies and these were my favorite. I put it in the fridge to make the chocolate a little harder and after my dinner this was the perfect dessert. One of my favorite cookies of all time.
Tonight me and all my girlfriends are meeting at one of my friend’s house for dinner. I think tacos are on the menu! happy thursdayyyyyyyyy!