Sunday I was feeling better so we ran 10 miles down in Maryland at Gunpowder Falls. Knee felt good for the most part until about mile 8 and then I knew I needed to be done soon. Two more miles back to the car and it was no worse. Here are some pictures of the trails there...
|Rik waiting patiently for me to come up the hill.|
I was thinking about it on my run today (because thinking while running is an awesome thing to do!). About how I want to be depressed about missing the big race...but how I cant. I mean, exactly one year ago I ran my first ever ultra (Rosaryville 50k) without ever having run anything more the a half marathon before it! But once I ran that I was hooked!
And in the twelve months since that I have completed a total of eleven runs/races of marathon distance or longer including 3 trail "marathons" and the rest ultras with the longest being 45 miles. Seriously, that is asking alot of ones body!
Its just amazing to think of what we are capable of! I may not have gotten that 50 miler this year but I sure have had some great runs with some great people. And when it comes to failure there are always lessons to be learned. Lets just say that my eyes are wide open and hopefully it will make me a stronger person all around. I already have ideas for next year!
EATS: I didnt eat a whole lot this weekend because of the migraine but the one thing I did eat were these Veggie & Bean Tacos from California Tortilla. So good.
|Veggie & Bean Tacos|
Interested in a recipe? I havent posted one for awhile.
|Lentil Sloppy Joes|
LENTIL SLOPPY JOES
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
8 oz crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 (15oz) can lentils, rinsed and drained
1 (14oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
In a large pot, saute onions and green peppers until soft.
Add mushrooms and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.
Then add garlic, salt and crushed red pepper.
Stir in lentils, tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add to buns and enjoy!
So tell me...what has been your worst running injury? Did it keep you from running??