I kind of had the best rest day ever yesterday. I slept in, I went for coffee, I baked, I ate, I ate some more, and then I went to work. The cans of pureed pumpkin had been staring at me for way too long in the pantry so I figured it was time to bake something with pumpkin! I also am really tired of buying granola bars and Clif bars and I am really appreciating everything homemade, so I tried my hand at making homemade granola bars. The recipe will be on the blog tomorrow because they were the bomb dot com.
I also continuously have to convince my parents that it is worth their while to let me live at home while going to school, so I reinforce this every once in a while with awesome baking. Every time they start asking me how long my program in school is or they start searching for available apartments in the city, I know it is time to whip up a gorgeous pumpkin loaf and make them forget all about those crazy ideas.
I had my alarm set this morning for 5:00 am because I had a swim date. It takes a ton of motivation to get me in a bathing suit and swimming laps on a Monday morning before 6 am. It’s a good thing I read a ton of motivational articles for this post because it might not have happened otherwise ;).
For starters, the 2015 Calgary Marathon registration opened. I have such good and bad (mostly bad) memories of this race in June because I was insanely sick and was pretty sure I was going to die on course, but it was also my very first time running a marathon and that will always mean something to me. I kind of want redemption at this race, so I keep going back to the registration page, itching for a chance to do it over.
Anyone else out there planning on tackling the 51st Calgary Marathon?
- THIS article was hilarious and paints a completely accurate picture of my life, entitled, “24 Things Only Girls Who are Constantly Hungry Will Understand.” I knew it was my life story after reading #1. I also keep coffee on me at all times. Just in case.
- I cannot believe THIS. A double amputee completed a half Ironman in Georgia. He officially received a DNF as he crossed the finish line after the course had closed, but I think everyone can agree he wins the race… and life. I am already mentally second guessing myself as to whether I could do a half Ironman, but this definitely encourages me to just get it done – because I am more than capable of trying.
- I had always wondered about THIS. A look at the how far a pro athlete will run while completing a game in their respective sport. Hint: Join a soccer league, not a baseball one. Baseball players ran a generous average of 0.46 miles, while soccer players ran 7! Tennis came in at 3 miles but I am pretty sure those three miles are the craziest, shuffling, sprinting, moving, and intense miles ever.