First off, thank you all for your comments regarding a running journal! I haven’t decided if I’m going virtual or old fashioned. I’ll keep you all updated on what I find out works best for me!
Now time for some catch up! Work has been busy. I have a deadline that has pasted and I’m still not done. I foresee a VERY busy summer! I will have to figure out how really time manage well to fit in everything I want to do without losing too much sleeping time!
Having said that, I decided to sacrifice some sleep and get up early yesterday so I could get my 5 miles in. Dave didn’t run with me. But it’s ok. I wanted to go slower today.
46:16 (9:15 avg pace)
That it was time to add some spice to my life…
Instead of the typical go home after work, eat dinner, and relax watching TV, Dave and a few of my other friends started off the night at Miracle of Science in Cambridge. I got a veggie burger that had a jalepeno mayo and came with home fries. It was DELICIOUS. They mayo definitely had a kick. I started to sweat-no lie. But I LOVE spicy food.
Then, we went to the Zechs Marquise and Omar Rodriguez Lopez concert! The concert was a lot of fun. We all danced around while enjoying the music. After, we stopped by Beacon Hill Pub and were disappointed by the basketball shooting game not working! I was STARVING so I got Hot Fries from the vending machine. I told you, I love spicy food. And remember, I LOVE POTATOES! I would eat the huge bag of these in one sitting. NO LIE. I swear as a child I had the worst food habits.
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Since we wanted some real food, we wandered to Cafe Pompei, where we got pepperoni pizza and I got a rice ball. I was so tired though, and I only ate about a quarter of it as I was falling asleep at the table. Luckily, we left and I got ready and headed to bed. On the other hand, the guys chatted about movies for about another hour until they finally decided to get some shut eye. Silly boys.
I am going to sleep like a baby tonight! I took today as my rest day instead of tomorrow. I’m going to be doing a speed workout!
Do you like spicy food?
YOU BETCHA! I LOVE spicy food! Could this be because I love pain? I mean I put myself through a marathon-maybe my tongue likes to be pricked by the spicy food?!
On Ask a Scientist, I read that spicy foods have a molecule called capsaicin which is the main compound in chile peppers. It is an irritant that causes a burning feeling. How sensitive you are to capsaicin will partially depend on what your pain threshold is. Hm…
Oh and it makes me sad when I get around race day. I avoid spicy food, but all I want is to eat it!!
Do you dance when you go to concerts or just stand around?
It sometimes depends who I am with. I love dancing! Sometimes I’ll just bounce around.
Did you have bad eating habits?
Yup. Still do at times, but I give myself a break on the weekends!