hi all-welcome back to my blog. i have been a bit MIA and i don’t apologize for it.
since my last post, there has been no more progress on my campaign BUT there is still time to donate! i only need 35 more $$ to reach my 500$ goal. will anyone be brave and do it?!
i really haven’t been running much. i rounded out october with 57 miles, so it was a very low key month. i have been trying to run, less but work out consistently. i have been doing a lot of HITT (which is absolutely no joke), i have been stretching and i have signed up for some SURGE classes (remember when that was a thing i loved?), i have also been taking my rest days seriously. the marathon is in 7 months so i am currently just building a base and keeping those lungs healthy.
i have decided this time around to go with an easier training plan this time around. for my previous marathons, i burnt out half way through. the other time i ran grandma’s, i ran with an injury-it hurt like hell but i didn’t die.
i am SO excited to start my marathon journey-its all the emotions i’ve ever experienced packed into 16 weeks. it amazes me how resilient and strong both your mind and body can be went pushed to the limits. stay tuned for more sappy shit on running.
in the meantime, since i have nothing to write about running & everyone is sick of me talking about my mental health, i have decided to share with you all some things that happen in my life besides running.
i have been very into pies. i love to bake but ever really stretched my limits beyond cookies, cakes, muffins, ect. its a bit silly because i hate pie. i’ve made a few pies but my big thing (that i love) is a galette. its basically a pie but easier. you roll out the crust, pop your filling in the middle and flop the edges up. its quite a beautiful piece of dessert. today, i made a vegan pie ??? the flavor was amazing, it looked delicious but the middle was a bit gooey..i’ll need to perfect it before i make it for other people. side note, i am not a vegan.
you may or may not know that i love to read. i have a few of my favorite running books that help keep my motivated but my favorite genre is mystery/crime/suspense. lately i have read a handful of good books. the two that stand out in my mind are turn of the key by ruth ware. she is probably my favorite author, her story lines and plots are really suspenseful..all her books are fairly short and pretty quick reads. another book that i am still recovering from is the woods by harlan coben. there is a plot twist every few chapters and on the very last page, something happens that absolutely made my jaw DROP. such a great read. it was my first book i have read by him and now he is slowly becoming one of my favorite authors.
i am currently reading a book called lolita by vladimir nabokov. it is about a grown man who has a sexual relationship with a 12 year old girl. a very controversial topic, but a very beautifully written.
those are the things i do when i am not running. i will add some more of my hobbies in my next post. until then, comment your favorite books, favorite recipes and please let me know if you want more information of the brave like gabe foundation!!