Saturday started with Caitlin’s Pancake Truffles. Let me just say…YUM! You have got to try this recipe. So good! They were easy but a bit messy to make, and I ended up with oatmeal on my shirt, on my arm, and in my hair– but I’ve got to be one of the messiest cooks ever, so I won’t blame the truffles
Then James & I went for a run. Ahh, how I’ve missed running!
It made me realize a few things:
a) how long it’s been since I went for a run. It took me 5 minutes to find my knee brace. Usually I know right where it is because I just used it the day before, or the day before that. Not so much this time. I don’t think I’ve been for a run since before the tri (eek!)
b) I physically needed this run. I’ve started to feel the energy buzzing around inside of me these past couple of weeks, and I knew that running was the solution. But man, there’s nothing like actually running to realize what a great release it is.
c) Pancake truffles and running don’t mix. I think I should have let myself digest a little more before I ran. Usually I don’t eat much right before a run, and now I remember why. I didn’t end up puking, but there were a few moments there where it was touch & go!
d) Running has become a crucial part of who I am. It makes me happy. It gives me something to work for. I don’t care about being the fastest or the best. I just love it, and I need to get back to doing it more.
e) Running really is the best therapy. I have no idea what I thought about on my run. Maybe I didn’t think about anything. Either way, nothing clears my head like running.
Actually, I know one thing I was thinking about. James and his new obsession: his Zi8 camera. It arrived via UPS Friday night, and I’m pretty sure the only reason he agreed to go on the run with me was so he could capture the moments on video!