Before this running blog, I had a food blog. A few of them, actually.
The latest still exists, but hasn’t been updated in over a year. I keep saying that I’ll return to it, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Maybe one day…
In the meantime, I’m going to start sharing some recipe-related posts here. I don’t cook and bake as often as I used to, so there probably won’t be very many of those posts.
I did bake yesterday though. First time since the holidays! I whipped up a peach tart after my long run, thinking it would be great recovery food. I wish I could say it turned out awesome and hit the spot, but it didn’t.
I’m pretty sure I know why. But first, here’s my weekly training update:
MCM Training – Week 6
Monday, July 27 – off
Tuesday, July 28 – 4 miles – treadmill
Wednesday, July 29 – 4 miles – treadmill
Thursday, July 30 – 4 miles – treadmill
Friday, July 31 – off
Saturday, Aug. 1 – 6 miles – treadmill
Sunday, Aug. 2 – 10 miles – treadmill
Total: 28 miles
Cross-training – none
I wasn’t feeling as strong as I did last week. I didn’t do any cross-training, and I didn’t do any runs outside. Mileage-wise though, it wasn’t too bad. My training plan called for a total of 30 miles, so I was only two miles off. This is a 40-mile week, with a 16-mile long run. It’s going to be tough. I haven’t done 16 miles since marathon training last year.
Goals for this week: cross-train and get at least one run done outside.
I spent a good portion of this week dealing with leaking AC convectors and damaged ceilings (mine and the unit below mine). Fun stuff.
On Saturday, I went to a colleague’s 65th birthday celebration at her home in southern Maryland. The land out there is vast and amazing. It was a lovely party with friends and family. Glad I got to experience that special moment with her.
After the party, I went home and hung out on the balcony, something I don’t do enough of these days. I had a great view of the Big Dipper and the North Star, Polaris.
I woke up early on Sunday for my long run. But not early enough to be beat the heat, so it ended up being on a treadmill.
Afterward, I attempted my tart.
It looked fine. And it smelled delicious.
But it was way too sweet. This is because I accidently added an extra CUP of sugar to the recipe.
I misread the instructions and added a cup of sugar to the dough (and on some on the peaches), when the majority of the sugar was supposed to be added to crumbles. Honest mistake, really.
So after I used the sugar for the dough, I got out another cup for the crumbles. (I know, I know.)
I’m actually a pretty good baker normally. For real. I blame my mistake on fatigue from the long run. 🙂
I’ll try this recipe again next week. Maybe on a non-long run day.