So, when we adopted our newest kitty Parker last fall, we didn’t realize we were getting such a regimented animal. This boy has a schedule and he likes to stick to it! 10 PM is snuggle time, and if we are late, he lets us know about it.
The minute I sit down on the couch, he is all over me like a bad prom date:
And then he goes to sleep there. Is he not the world’s most ridiculous cat? Did I mention that he weighs almost 20 pounds?
Lest you worry about our other little fur-face, Emmy – she’s sleeping blissfully on the coffee table. You know, like a normal cat.
Just another wild Thursday night in the eat, drink, run household!
Today’s EAT: Hubs was in charge of dinner tonight! He opted for delivery. I don’t blame him…our grocery situation is kinda bleak at the moment.
Sushi from Yama:
Budget tip: we went kinda light on the sushi and augmented with a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen edamame, thawed and salted. There really is no difference between freezer edamame and restaurant edamame.
Today’s DRINK: It’s impossible to decide which is better with sushi: a cold light beer, or a sweet-tart sake.
My solution? Have both.
Ta-da! Why make a difficult decision if you don’t have to? 🙂
Today’s RUN: Thursday night is CPTC tempo night, and it felt like the first time in a while that I’ve had a great workout on the roads at CP!
I’m sure it helped that tonight was Autumn in July. Temps in the 70s? No humidity? Yessss.
The assignment: 4 X 1 mile repeats, approx 400M recovery. The first two were uphill and 10K pace. The last two were the reverse of the first two – so, downhill – and at 5K pace.
The results: I feel pretty good about this!
Mile 1: 6:49
Mile 2: 6:51
Mile 3: 6:26
Mile 4: 6:45
Although I’m scratching my head a bit about the last one. Our group got kinda spread out over the recovery jog, and when it came time to start the last repeat, my amazing teammate and I were not sure where exactly the start was. We just sorta went, and ended up running long, and finishing in 7:00 in spite of the fact that we ran pretty damn hard. Going back over the course on our cool-down, a 15-second adjustment seemed appropriate, but it sure felt like we were running faster than 6:45 pace! Definitely possible that I was just tired at the end of a hard workout, though.
All in all, with warm-up and cool-down and such, 8 miles.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you share your home with furry beasts? What are their quirks?