1. So, this finally happened.
When someone shows up on your doorstep with a weird vegetable you have never seen before, you cook it!
Yes, we were both on our second beer. No, I don't actually comb my hair that often but thanks for asking.
I don't really have a recipe to share but there was a lot of garlic and basil and fresh parmesan that's all you really need to know. It didn't cook long enough, so it was more "squash"-y than "spaghetti"-y, but I think I like it and shall try it again and soon!
2. I am trying really hard to avoid complaining about the weather. But any suggestions for a place to live where the average high in the summer is 81º and there is very little humidity? And I'm not talking about at 4am.
3. I do want to thank everyone that emailed/commented/texted me after my "I'm broken yet again" post on Tuesday. MANY of you suggested that I try a minimalist shoe. I'm not sure if I've talked about this before (but who cares if I repeat myself, not me) but I have been really against the minimalist/barefoot thing. In general because I feel like I have enough problems in the shoes that I wear (Asics 2150) without adding in a whole host of new problems. The poet has transitioned over to running in Vibrams & Kinvaras for the most part, and I've been an evil wench about making him transition super slowly while making sure that he knows I think it is a terrible idea.
However (huge sigh), after doing a LOT of reading, I think there may be a place in my training for this. I'm going to talk to a doctor at both appointments I have lined up (one today, gait analysis in a week or so) and see what their recommendations are after evaluating me (other than ridiculous hot mess). I do not intend to transition over to running in minimalist shoes entirely but I think that adding it as a piece of my training may help some of the gait issues that I have. Do any of you guys do this as part of your training but not run in minimalist shoes all the time? I'm curious to hear how it fits.
I've also realized/had pointed out to me that it seems like my gait is really going to hell when I am doing fast running (sprinting into the finish, for example), which would 100% make sense with the progression of this issue. Try not to wince:
Yeah. So that happened.
Happy Thursday, everyone!