Wow, I am completely wrapped up in the whirlwind that is the beginning of the semester/new job/training for my first race ever! I love being super busy though, but it takes some getting used to 😛
School is going well so far, but packed with exams/projects/homework which have all been taking up lots of my time! I currently have two exams this week as well as one project due (in addition to semester-long projects and observations to be working on) and have my last training day for work on Wednesday! I cannot wait to start working for real!
With all the craziness that is my academic and work life, I sadly missed a day of training (a 4 mile weekend run with a magic mile). At least it wasn’t a LONG run, but I am still kind of bummed 😦 The other reason I missed the run was due to some pretty intense leg pain. I had a feeling it was due to my sneakers. I have had them for some time now and have NO idea how many miles I logged on them, so I got new ones!
For the first time, I went to a running store and got fitted! Since I don’t have issues with pronation, I was given several neutrally cushioned shoes to try. I was torn between a pair of Brooks Ghost and The Saucony Ride 6. As you can see, I may have some brand loyalty because I went with the Saucony shoes! They are SO comfortable and feel great so far! I am giving them their true test tomorrow with my long run, so fingers crossed that they continue to be awesome 🙂
Week 8 (Continued): 15.03 miles (75.3 training miles)
Saturday: 8.83 miles (1 hour 53 minutes)
Week 9: 5.52 miles (80.82 training miles)
Monday: 2.07 miles (25 minutes on elliptical)
Tuesday: 2.3 miles (31 minutes)
Thursday: 3.22 miles (51 minutes)
Week 10 (So Far!): 6.06 miles (86.88 training miles)
Tuesday: 3.24 miles (45 minutes)
Thursday: 2.82 miles (38 minutes)
Whew! Now that all of that is out of the way, I want to talk about foods that you wished you like! We all have them, and sometimes we can trick ourselves into liking them eventually… and sometimes not, lol. Some foods I have “tricked” my taste buds into liking include:
Now, foods that I want to like SO badly, but just don’t: Peppers (though I found out after being allergy tested a few years ago that I have some sensitivity to peppers so that could be a factor), spicy foods (seriously I cannot even deal with more than a touch of seasoning on tacos let alone anything with REAL spice), cabbage (coleslaw, sauerkraut, etc. though I don’t hate it in an egg roll, but that’s even pushing it), onions (love the flavor, but it’s a texture thing that I can’t deal with), and one that I keep trying over and over again and want to like, but can’t stand:
I have made them 12 different ways, with different seasonings, garnishes, flavors, and just do NOT like them… SO sad! I see so many bloggers with them and am so sad that I can’t enjoy them!
So how about you? What foods do you love now, but used to despise? What about ones you want to love, but can’t?