We interrupt your regularly scheduled Saturday for a very important message.
If you have one of these:
And you decide to wash it out before your long run…
…make sure you rinse all of the soap out.
Unless you want to start a little party in here:
…in which case, carry on, my friend. But I hope you’ve hired help to clean up after the festivities.
P.S. I was fortunate enough to only take one gulp of soapy Gatorade on my run this morning. Therefore, major disaster was averted: after some foreboding gurgling, things calmed down and I felt fine. But I’ve been down that road before and I know it ain’t pretty. Also, yes, running is gross sometimes. Sorry.
Today’s EAT: AM Edition!
Eggs, bacon and sweet potato pancakes. Holy crap, I have a new favorite breakfast food!
Does that pancake count as a serving of veggies? According to Bruce, it does indeed!
Honestly, they could be made of arsenic and asbestos and I’d probably eat them again. They were that good. I’m sure there are healthier ways to make a sweet potato pancake from scratch, but these are hands-down the best pancakes I’ve ever had from a mix. If you see Bruce on your grocery shelf, snatch him up. You won’t be sorry!
Today’s DRINK: Coffeeeeee:
Coffee and I have a fickle relationship. I go thorough phases where I drink it black, with fixins, or not at all. Right now, I’m in the midst of a love affair with milk (whole milk!) and sugar. Mmm….it’s like a dessert, but socially acceptable to consume first thing in the morning. Win.
Later today, I’m planning to drag the hubs to the Boylan Bridge Brewpub for some patio beers. Because if summertime insists on sticking around (*shakes fist at 90-degree weather*) then I’m gonna party like it’s summertime!
Today’s RUN: I was out the door early and headed Umstead today. Even though I’ve got a Taperworm -I’ve still gotta do a long run! Today was a “short” long run though – around 15.5 – most of which I ran with my new Bromar TC friends.
We kept the pace mellow. For one thing, the temperature on the car dashboard as I pulled out of the garage at 6:15 AM, before sunrise was 72 degrees. I cried a little.
Also, those Umstead hills? They haven’t shrunk at all, unfortunately. And I don’t see any need to push the pace on a hot, hilly run, especially when I’m in taper-mode.
Chicago is going to feel so very different from my last couple of long runs. But long, flat, stretches of hard pavement and (fingers crossed) cooler weather can only be an improvement when you’re used to soft-surface hills in the brutal heat.
Two weeks to go. Bring it.
Today’s QUESTION: How are you spending your Saturday? Has fall arrived, or are you stuck in summerland, too?