I did not want to run. At all. I turned to twitter, and asked for permission to skip my run. And it twas granted. That's twitter loves. I decided I would give myself the night off in exchange for 5 miles Friday and 5 miles Sunday to make up the mileage. Now I hate running the day before long runs, and I don't enjoy running the day after long runs either, so the fact that this agreement sounded much better than going for a run just proved that I truly needed the night off.
Luckily the weather was gorgeous after work and I couldn't WAIT to go for an easy 5 miler. While digging through my t-shirt drawer for a shirt to wear, I found this gem that I had totally forgotten about.
This is my "WTF?? How could I have forgotten about this super awesome running shirt" face. (Also, ignore the fact that I use that chair as a place to drape clean clothes over, I'm messy.)
And this is my "Channeling my nephew H-bomb's Fonzie thumbs up impression with excitement over refound sweet running shirt." Copywrited. Boom.
Post photo shoot, I actually decided to run. While I was running, I realized that this was my first run under 6 miles that I've done in a long long long time. For the record it was March 18th, when I ran 5.75 miles. The run was great and seemed to fly by.
I did the 5 miles in 47:00 for a pace of 9:24.
Being the math nerd I used to be am I was very excited that the mean, median, and mode of my splits were all 9:24. Somehow I feel like that should be significant. Moving on....
When I got home, I decided to whip up some culinary awesomeness for my long run fuel. When I was visiting one of my BFFFs out in Portland a few summers back, she introduced me to Hot Lips pizza, which is literally the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten, and let's be honest, I love me some pizza. I might even go so far as calling myself a pizza connoisseur. <---what a difficult word to spell btw. The pizza that I haven't been able to stop thinking about since June 2008 was this asparagus/garlic number. Since I had these key ingredients on hand I decided to whip it up.
Pre oven shot. Homemade crust, chopped asparagus, 2 garlic cloves, some EVOO, basil, and mozzarella cheese. For some reason the crust didn't really do it for me. It came out way better on the last attempt. Not sure if freezing it and thawing it messed it up or what. At least it still tasted delicious. Just didn't look very beautiful. While the pizza was baking away, I whipped up some cheesecake brownies for dessert. (Sorry for the crappy pic, it was taken on my cell phone.)
Once my belly was good and fed I settled in to enjoy my replacement boyfriend for the weekend. The good news is, Taylor Lautner is still a sexy beast, like whoa. Mmm mmmm good.