Rather than take the bus, I decided to walk thru Central Park to get to my MRI this morning. I had a 7:30 appointment, so I decided to leave at 6:30, grabbing a cup of coffee on the way, and made it a leisurely stroll. It was difficult... the weather was cool and a bit breezy, perfect for an early morning run and the park was packed with runners & cyclists. For a brief moment, I was jealous. I miss running, miss the feeling of running through the breeze, breathing in the air, watching the park trees go by. To take my mind off all I was missing, I decided to make another list of all what is making me go :) right now. So here it is:
1. The beach. I've been twice so far this summer, more than last when I spent most of my time kayaking. Both days were clear & sunny, the water was refreshing, and I had awesome company and a cooler full of ice cold water and delicious fruit (aka nature's candy). What could be better. I love the beach.
2. Swimming. Yeah, I know I've already written about my new found love of swimming but I just can't get over it! It's a whole different experience than running, which will always be my true love. But swimming makes me feel strong and I get excited just thinking about it.
3. My inspiring customers. I engraved race bling to celebrate a runner's 50k and 40 mile races. How cool is that? Kick ass women!
great pep talks, and for the most part, no one has told me not to do the marathon; they just tell me to wait and see what happens. As a runner, it's really annoying when people tell you that you can't or shouldn't do what you love to do. I'm grateful that people have been encouraging. Thanks peeps!
5. My tofu express. I LOVE this silly little contraption! I eat tofu on a pretty regular basis and like it best when it's dense and chewy so I always press out the water. In the past, I've done this by putting the tofu on a cutting board, placing another cutting board on top, and then piling books or canned goods on top to apply pressure. Halfway thru the process, I typically hear a crash in my kitchen; the books or cans fall over, tofu juice is everywhere, a big giant mess. I was hesitant to buy the tofu express because with shipping it would cost me $50 but I bit the bullet, and began using it the minute I removed it from its packaging. I'm happy to announce it was definitely worth buying, although I still think it's too expensive (I'm frugal, what can I say), and I've used it lots already. I pressed some tofu last night and I'm hoping to use it in a Noodle & Veggie dish with peanut sesame sauce in the next day or two. Hoping it'll be delicious enough to post the recipe here!
So tell me, anything making you :) lately? Leave a comment and let me know. I'd love to hear from you!