Dear everyone: Please remind me of this post in July when I am whining ceaselessly about the heat and humidity.
Because right now I’m about ready to proclaim the weather perfect here in the Tar Heel State.
I knew that spring would come earlier down here than it did up north. But a perfect, clear, 79-degree Sunday? In March? That still sort of shocks me.
You don’t have to tell me twice!
I hope you had a beautiful weekend, too!
Today’s EAT: Tonight’s dinner totally clashed with the weather.
A loose take on Ina Garten’s Beef Short Ribs. That damn Barefoot Contessa. I want to hate her because she’s so annoying, but her recipes are reliable and solid.
Recipe: Beef Short Ribs (via Food Network)
Today’s DRINK: This Cazo Serantello Albarino was on taste-test special at Whole Foods a few days ago.
I’d never had an Albarino before. It’s like a slightly lighter and more refreshing Chardonnay. Excellent, especially for $8.
Today’s RUN: Today was an easy 4-mile recovery run. The hubs came along and kept me company.
Looking back on the week:
M – 12.1 long (Umstead, 1:40:48, 8:19 pace)
Tu – 5 easy (43:17, 8:39 pace) + strength
W – 6 X 800M track, 8.3 total (1:06:00, 7:58 pace)
Th – 5 easy (43:24, 8:40 pace) + strength
F – OFF
Sa – 5K race, 8.2 total (1:05:29, 7:58 pace)
Su – 4.1 easy (40:00, 9:45 pace)
42.7 miles, including a good track workout and a decent 5k race. I’m pretty happy with that – and now I’m heading in to a half marathon mini-taper week!
Today’s QUESTION: Has summer sprung in your neck of the woods? And if not – do you want to come to Raleigh and lay by the pool with me? I’m so excited for a couple of months of pleasantly warm weather before the oppressive humidity of summer settles in!