Monday, November 14, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

Is it really Monday already??
  • I'm still working away on the switch to Wordpress. It's a bit of a long and tedious process, but it will be worth it in the end. Many thanks to those on WP who have been answering my endless questions! And for those who asked, yes I would be happy to write up a how-to post from my own [limited!] experience once all is said and done. I hope to go live this week and will be looking for some feedback!
 
  • My off-season "training" has been going really well. I'm enjoying the freedom of not having a schedule and have been generally running 5 days (6 runs), swimming twice and cycling twice. I even managed to get outside for a bike ride over the weekend on a brisk but sunny November day. 
 
  • I made a new friend! Let's call her LW. Geodee 'introduced' us when she moved to my area recently and joined my swim group. After trying to connect for weeks, we finally met on Friday and hit it off. She came out to run on Sunday too. I'm super excited to have a new training buddy to swim, bike and run with! I hope Geodee is not too jealous that I'm totally stealing his "swim wife."

  • I made a super yummy Chickpea Potpie over the weekend that I found on The Great Balancing Act. Healthy comfort food - yes please! You will likely see it featured as leftovers on WIAW
 
  • Speaking of which... it seems I've been posting a lot of vegetarian meals lately and a few people have asked if I've gone meatless. In fact, I have not. I am definitely a meat-eater, but I don't love preparing meat - vegetarian meals are often easier and cheaper, which is why I've been eating more of them lately. 
 
  • My partner in crime Kevin and I have been chatting about our clinic starting in January - time to start putting together a great training plan and discussion topics/guest speakers to get us through our winter training. We're fortunate that Coach Don has spent years building a program that clearly works and we are certainly not looking to re-invent the wheel - however, it never hurts to shake things up a bit and bring some new things to the mix. 
 
  • I recently surpassed 2000 miles for the year without even noticing. Oops! Some of you may remember that I ran exactly 2010 miles in 2010 and so far I am at 2069 (3330 KM) for 2011. Since there are no obvious milestones to work towards now as we finish out the year, I guess I will just keep on running. :)
 
I guess that's it for now. Have a great day!

24 comments:

MCM Mama said...

That's some impressive mileage, my friend.

Feel free to post some recipes. I'm always looking for new stuff.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love recipes! Please post.

Awesome mileage! I'm kind of jealous!

misszippy said...

Chickpea potpie sounds wonderful! I'm glad you're making your way through the WP ropes. It's not easy, I know! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Nice work on the miles this year!

Laura said...

Chickpea pot pie?! Yes please!
Can't wait to hear how the clinic goes...once topic that was a good one for a talk was destination races. I did one for a friend who runs the marathon clinic at the RR here and it went over well. I brought in all the 'fun' medals from races outside of the GTA my friends have done and it was an interesting break from the usual topics.

Leana said...

Can't wait to see the new blog!! I'm also really feeling the vegetarian recipes these days. Not because I want to go meatless but because I find I'm really just craving a lot of vegetables these days. I saw the chickpea pot pie recipe...I'll have to go take a look and at it to my list of things to make.

Robin said...

Sounds like things are going great! Awesome. I saw on the board in the Running Room in Newmarket that you were going to do the marathon clinic. That's awesome!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on the mileage!!

Jill said...

So much for running 2011 miles in 2011, huh? :)

I'm thinking this week I am going to work on switching my blog over, too. Not sure it'll be wordpress, but ANYTHING over blogspot.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Awesome "off season" training. I think it's more of a lifestyle choice. And I Love it!

Yeah for new friends you click with!

After my 50 miler I'm going to go meat-less for a while to get my health issues ironed out. (My family will not be impressed!) Keep posting those meals.

You'll have a new post topic with your clinic up dates. We can virtually "attend" your clinic if you post the workouts!

It's sweet when mileage piles up and you don't even notice it. Milestone? 2211 might not be a stretch by year's end.

Jason said...

2069 miles? Stud you are. Great job.

And keep toeing that vegetarian line and you'll cross it soon enough just like the sport of triathlon. The Dark Side ain't so bad no is it? HA HA HA!

dietitianontherun.com said...

I will most definitely be trying that Potpie! :) Thanks for the link (both here, and twitter, ha).

destination262 said...

Super congrats on the mileage milestone! That is truly amazing!! :) And really really excited to see the new blog digs once you officially switch over. :)

Jess said...

Congrats on such stupendous mileage!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Run backwards to get to 2011!

RoadBunner said...

I'm with you on the preparing meat stuff. I eat vegetarian 90% of the time at home mainly because I'm too lazy to make anything with meat.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

OHH you are switching to wordpress...man i keep thinking about doing it. would love to hear what you think

Char said...

Yay for new training buddies. And a really big yay for hitting 2000 for the year.

Char said...

Yay for new training buddies. And a really big yay for hitting 2000 for the year.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Amazing mileage, congrats! Looking forward to your story of switching to WP - I would like to but the whole process sounds so overwhelming!

macnic said...

That mileage is just crazy! You could combine your Wednesday posts with a recipe!

Nicole Orriëns said...

I hear lots of people switching to Wordpress! I haven't made the transition yet, because I really like Blogger.

I love knowing how it works.

Mom's Home Run

Fran said...

That's great you found a new training buddy. Have lots of training fun together.

You make a lot of miles in a year, awesome. In mileage numbers your year is already a succes. Hmmm thinking about it: I'd say in all departments it's a succesful year for you.

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Amy said...

I'd like to try chick pea pot pie! (I have a yummy tofu pot pie recipe, but the marinating requires planning).