Hey Everyone ("lovelies" as Em would say)...
This is Brian, Emily's boyfriend, doing a guest post tonight. While Em is off giving a final presentation for her class tonight, I thought it would be fun to introduce myself.
I brought my camera to work today to take pictures of my meals, but when I went to take a picture of my lunch I found out that the battery was dead. Clearly, this blog stuff is off to a great start...
The quick run-down is that I had some Peanut Butter Puffins this morning before leaving work, a Trader Joe's Organic Honey Greek Yogurt with a banana for a mid-morning snack. For lunch, I had a nice big salad with lots of beans and a small cup of lentil soup. That is pretty much a standard lunch for me. The cafe at work has a really good salad bar and usually has a vegetarian soup.
After work, I flew home and got ready to go to a local 5K that takes place every Wednesday around the lake in town. I normally do track workouts on Tuesday nights at Tufts University and then have an easier night on Wednesdays, but because of a snow storm last night I couldn't make the drive in for the workout. So I just got a few miles in on the treadmill last night and saved myself for tonight.
Lately, I've been really excited about running. I couldn't run for about a year because I broke my leg a while back. When I was first starting up again it was painful, but now things feel great and I'm just really happy to be back at it. Also, the book I'm reading Born to Run has me even more excited about it. I suggest you check it out.
So tonight, I got home early enough to run to the race (about 2 miles). I didn't have a ton of time, so I had to run at a decent clip on the way there. When I got to the start, I had about enough time to sign up, pin my number on, and get to the start.
I felt pretty good. I ran hard, but tried to focus on having good form, and finished in 18:30. After, I hung around for a few minutes and then ran the two miles back home (passing up the opportunity to eat pizza and do karaoke at a dive bar with a bunch of strangers).
I was pretty much starving when I got home, so I opted for the simple dinner of a can of Trader Joe's Organic Vegetarian Chili, with some leftover rice, steamed broccoli and cheese mixed in. Yum.
In Emily fashion, I'll leave you with a bit of music. Here is the Yeah Yeah Yeah's covering one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs, Diamond Sea