Re: my race recap post… I password protected it because it includes pictures of me, and you know I’m a wee bit paranoid! If you want the password, just let me know.
In a nutshell: it was completely awesome, and I placed second in my age group, and I totally want to do that again.
Just so that I don’t have a two-line post, I’ll stick in some pictures that have been languishing for a few days… mostly because I was too busy freaking out about school to do anything else. And, yes, I’m still freaked out about school. But I’ll skip that one for now, though I do want to send out a huge thanks to those of you who reached out to me after that post… I do get sort of crazy sometimes, I know. I’m the first to admit that.
Moving on! I’m seeking new produce to try, but the stores here seem to not think that this is a worthy goal, since they just keep carrying the same old, same old. So I decided to focus on greens, since there are a lot of varieties I haven’t yet tried! First up was arugula… which I’ve heard described as “peppery.” I like romaine because it’s mild; I hate radicchio because it’s much more bitter. Ergo, I wasn’t sure I’d like arugula, which meant that whatever went along with it would have to be awesome to balance out its potential non-awesomeness.
Mission accomplished! Can’t go wrong with roasted cauliflower, right? Ditto seitan. I drizzled a bit of sweet Italian dressing over it, which I wasn’t sure would work, but it did. In the background is a slice of Tofutti pizza that had been in my freezer f-o-r-e-v-e-r, along with some roasted carrots. Honestly? I think my favorite part of this was the carrots, and though I didn’t hate it, my least favorite part was the arugula!
And I finally got around to eating this golden nugget squash that’s been hanging out on my counter for a very long while.
The variety of squash is probably the only thing that I miss about fall / winter… it’s so sad when the only types available are butternut, acorn, and spaghetti!
Roasted with sweet paprika, garlic salt, and chili powder. (Pardon the cauliflower and tofu in the lower corners; I am too lazy to crop them out.) I’m pretty sure the skin is meant to be removed — the sticker on it actually said to microwave the squash, then scoop out the flesh and mash it — but I loved that it got all crunchy. I guess I’m just weird. And I’m okay with that.
To be circular about this, one of my brothers came over to my house yesterday. I was the only one home at the time, so we got to talking (not that I don’t talk to my brother otherwise — he’s actually my favorite brother, shhh — but I’m a pretty quiet person, and the rest of my family is not, so when there are other people here I tend to get lost in the background)… turns out that he might have done the 5K with me. Wouldn’t you know it… the one person I don’t ask! Well, I’ve filed this information for future reference.
“Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.”
~Charles Schulz, Peanuts