Saturday, March 30, 2013

trail run!

Today's run was in a forest north of the city. The weather was perfect. It was technically 5 miles, but with walking due to being lost a few times.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

record run!

This Saturday I ran farther than I ever have. We set out for a long, slow run not exactly sure how far that would be. The weather was perfect and we traveled around many different neighborhoods in Boston. Finding a good running buddy is quite challenging, especially someone who runs at the same pace. It was slow, but we did just shy of 8 miles!!!!!! I felt great the whole time and am still in a bit of disbelief. I did 4 miles today, but there was maybe a total of  a mile walking due to being sore. Tomorrow might be a rest day. As of today I am already at 24 miles for the month!

Monday, February 11, 2013

a rough week

Last Tuesday night my throat felt funny. I hardly slept that night. Wednesday morning when my alarm went off I knew I wasn't going anywhere. Sore throat was a sure thing. I cancelled my day and went back to sleep. I slept most of the day and around 4 realized that I might need a strep test. Once again I headed to the minute clinic at CVS. The rapid test came back positive. If I wouldn't have felt half dead, I would have been very angry. This was the 3rd time since November! They filled my Rx and as I was being asked my DOB things started looking blurry. The next thing I knew, I was on the ground and there were people hovering over me. Yep, I passed out. They called for an ambulance, but I convinced them to cancel. They kept me there to continually check my vitals. Eventually I got them to let me go, but they didn't want me home alone. I called the mom of the kids I take care of. SO DIFFICULT FOR ME TO ASK FOR HELP! Being the amazing person that she is, came and got me. Due to being sick and then the BLIZZARD(!) I stayed at their house until this morning. It feels a bit strange to be in a house without 5 other people! 

Monday, February 04, 2013

  Michelle's day in food and driving. Chickpea squash stew with dried seaweed for lunch. I made so much for the party....and there's still so much left. Quinoa chili with avocado after a long work day. The photo above is driving from Cambridge into Boston to visit a client who's inpatient at a local hospital.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kale, Hearts, and 41 miles

I got a surprise gift Eat More Kale tee, hoodie, and stickers from Claire. So exciting! 
Poor Robin has been down with the flu since Sunday. I spent some of today with him snuggled and watching tv. He wanted pancakes for lunch so I made him these. He told me that they are hearts because we love each other. Love that kid. 
Tonight I met the running group again. There were 8 of us this time and I was by far the slowest. Even so, I did the whole 3 miles without walking. The 60 degree weather was awesome. It was the last time I'll be able to run this month (tui na tomorrow night) putting my total for January at 41 miles!!! Shooting for 50 next month.

Monday, January 28, 2013


Tomorrow night I am hosting our work holiday party. I'm really looking forward to it, but I don't think I realized how much prep needed to be done. I've put off cleaning lately, because I knew there was going to be a major clean this week. I worked 4 nights last week and had planned to go to a lecture tonight. Um, no. Had to skip that. In my refrigerator/freezer is loaded with sweet potato hummus, 2 different kinds of vegan ice cream, and 2 big crockpots (1 quinoa chili, 1 squash stew) waiting to be plugged in in the morning. There are still dishes to be done and floors to be swept. That's going to have to be part of the last minute prep tomorrow.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Earlier today my acupuncturist informed me I have a blood deficiency. Well, it certainly isn't any better now. Let's just say you should ALWAYS use the finger guard when using the mandolin.
Dinner: sauteed kale with leftover roasted squash and "tuna" salad on gluten free bread. The "tuna" is chick peas, vegan mayo, lemon juice and s & p with a sprinkling of chia seeds. This is exactly why I get made fun of at work. =)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BURRRR!!! It was cold (windchill temp was 2 degrees), but at 6:30 tonight I ran 2 miles.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Today's run

I met Shanna for a run along the Charles then a yummy late lunch at Whole Foods. We did 3 miles which puts me at around 31 miles so far this month. There was 1 when I didn't have my tracker. This sunset was after leaving WF.
Photo from yesterday's run. Just 2 miles around the path near my house. Meeting a friend for 3 miles today before it gets really cold again!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I guess it's still winter. Somewhere in the middle of the night I remembered that I was solely responsible for shoveling this morning. My landlady (who usually does it) is out of town and if sidewalks aren't shoveled, the city gives you a ticket. It was the wet and heavy kind which meant me dread my run that was scheduled for tonight. Around 5 (the run was scheduled for 7) it got canceled because the organizer got stuck at work. I hit the gym instead. Those were some of the hardest 5 miles I've done in awhile.