March 14, 2012

Speed work and my go-to lunch

Today's workout: speed work. I was not really feeling it today, which reminds me that I wasn't feeling speed work last week either. I think I'm starting to agree with that one guy who said you should run marathons as slowly as possible so that you can get the most bang for your buck. Forgot his name, but if you watch Spirit of a Marathon, it's in there somewhere. The results of the run 6 miles averaging 7:50 pace. That included one warm-up mile and one rest mile at mile 4. Unfortunately, my leg is still bothering me even with the new orthotics. Next step: new shoes. If that doesn't work: new leg.

Currently the smell of burned eggs is singeing my nose hairs. I was so proud that I was thinking ahead for lunch time and boiling a pot full of eggs. The problem is when you go downstairs, then upstairs and downstairs again. You do thirty tasks in a row -- piano practice, throw a toddler in the air, fix a broken doorknob, check email, print a coupon, fold a load of laundry. Then in the middle of the thirtieth task, you hear a loud poppy explosion, and that's when you suddenly remember the eggs. Initially I thought the pop was the glass lid bursting, so I was relieved when I ran in the kitchen and only found crispy/mushy egg bits all over the place. There was no water left in the now-scorched pot, and the eggs were all very well done. Surprisingly still edible -- don't mind if I do. The twins didn't mind if they did either. At least there is some small scraplet of a  reward for the burning stench that won't evacuate the premises.

Letting the burn fumes waft to the neighbors.

What do you do when your original lunch plan goes up in smoldering smoke fumes? Make what you have for lunch every day.

Cue a giant bowl of lettuce and avocado.


Melt goat and cheddar cheese on top of a giant pile of chips and peppers.


Use your favorite kitchen tool: the Pampered Chef Avocado Peeler



Mix and stuff your face.



What's your go-to lunch? 


Do you have a favorite kitchen gadget?


What do you change up if you have a bum leg that doesn't want to feel better?