Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Success?

I did a nice easy 1.5 miles on the treadmill this evening with no pain! Well, maybe a little at the end when I tried to speed up a bit. What can I say, I hate the treadmill and wanted it to end as soon as possible!! Promise it won't happen again!

This was totally the face I had at the gym. No joke.
I closed out my gym trip with a quick visit to the elliptical machine (10 minutes felt like FOREVER) and then made sure I stretched every bit of my lower body. Rolled out both calves when I got upstairs and decided to throw on the ice pack for good measure. Don't want anything acting up this week!

Did anyone else in DC notice how GORGEOUS it was out tonight? I put in a late-ish night at the office and was surprised at how warm it was when I walked outside. PLEEEEEASE be this nice on Sunday ;)

I may have found my race day bottoms:
I got these Nike capris a couple weeks ago because well, sometimes you just need a new pair of running capris! These actually hit right below my knee! Holy crap. Capris NEVER fit my short legs...even my favorite Under Armour ones were practically full tights on me! haha. These fit wonderfully and even have a zip pocket in the back. I highly recommend them :)

In technology news...the SportBand issue has been resolved. It was definitely accurate this time around, except for when I stopped it after a mile to stretch my calf. I should have known that it only counts when you are moving. HA. Oops. I AM having issues with the website and getting my runs to display in miles instead of kilometers, though. It just won't save! Lame.

Jamie took charge of dinner tonight and made another recipe from our How to Cook Everything Recipe Calendar - Pork Satay.
Jamie cooked up the rice and I snuck in some greens for fun ;)

Pork Satay (from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything)
1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 c soy sauce
1/2 c water
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp peanut butter or tahini
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice or vinegar

Slice the pork as thinly as you can. Cut the slices into pieces about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Just before you're ready to eat, start a charcoal or wood fire or preheat a gas grill or broiler; the fire should be quite hot.

Mix together the remaining ingredients and stir the pork into them. Let sit for awhile or overnight, refrigerated.

When you're ready to cook, thread the pork onto skewers without crowding. Grill or broil until browned all over, a total of 5 to 8 minutes. While the meat is cooking, bring the marinade to a boil and reduce it slightly. Serve the skewers hot, using the marinade as a dipping sauce.

We ran out of peanut butter so Jamie went with tahini. Also, we seem to have misplaced our skewers so we just threw the pieces onto the broiling pan to cook:
They cooked pretty quickly and tasted good, but I was bummed that they weren't crispier/darker brown. Oh, how I wish we had a charcoal grill! Not that I know how to work one, but everything just tastes better on them!

Off to shower and bed! Need to catch up on sleep this week!!

4 comments:

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Yay for the run! I hope it continues to get better:D

Glad to see the SportBand was accurate this time around. That will be a big help!

trialsoftraining said...

Yes, DC is Lovely right now! The weather this week is making me so freakin' happy! :) Um, where did you get these pants?! I need to buy some new ones - I'm either going to City sports (chinatown) or Pacers in Arlington (closer to work). Hmmmm

Or, target?! ha, they usually have good stuff too.

alright...1.5 miles...baby steps and you'll be Good to go on sunday! :) *fingers crossed*

Special K said...

Me too! Getting up there for Race day is mostly about mentality, don't you think?

Every time I run outside after a month of running on a treadmill, I am like: WOW! There is a world out there. In fact, I am running today outside, I promise!

runsrests said...

I have that exact pair! It sure does end at the knees for me, too. And I also liked that tiny back pocket.
Here's hoping you continue to get better.