I planned to go to the running store for a very quick stop on Saturday for new shoes. I desperately needed them as I haven’t gotten new shoes since last June (I KNOW! BAD runner, BAD!). I went in all excited to walk away with the new version of my trusty Saucony Hurricanes (the 12s) only find out that their revisions caused the shoe to be way too snug for my foot. In fact, I had to shove my feet into the shoes just for them to fit. I was a bit annoyed as I had my paper on the brain and really wanted to park myself at a coffee shop and get started but now I had to get fitted again. Thankfully, getting refitted didn’t take too long and I walked away with a pair of Brooks Ravenna 2s!
They’re darned bright in colour but fit like a dream and had a comfortable yet supportive run in them yesterday. This just goes to show you that you can’t always rely on the same brand of shoe to see you through your running career! I’ve gone from the Brooks Ariels (really bad fitting) to Saucony Hurricanes and now back to Brooks!
Pipes Challenge Week #2
I also managed to continue on with Morgan’s Pipes Challenge! Unfortunately I missed Thursday’s scheduled workout due to a very late night at school and did not have the opportunity to make up for it on Friday but I did do it on Tuesday and then again on Saturday. Today my shoulders are rockin’! This week I plan to do my workout again Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. That being said, next Monday I have a special announcement that will change the Pipes Challenge a little but for the better! I am super excited about it and can’t wait to tell you all!
Catch up on the challenge so far:
And finally, I know I haven’t been blogging much about food and certainly haven’t been blogging about cooking because, quite frankly, I haven’t been cooking much. With school getting to crunch time I’ve been getting pretty tired so meals have been quick or else Alan has been taking over the chef’s role. But last night I was in the mood for some risotto! I took out my favourite cookbook and found a recipe for Spinach and Herb Risotto and then took the books recommendation to make a side Orange and Fennel salad!
This, my friends, was amazing!
The risotto contained spinach, basil and parsley and I LOVE that it only contains a half cup of parmesan-reggiano and only ONE tablespoon of butter. Much healthier than adding blobs of cheese and/or absurd amounts of butter. It had a subtle flavour, nothing too fancy but still decadent which was off-set by the fabulous salad.
I had never cooked with fennel before but it was super easy to prepare and I loved the licorice type smell and after-taste it had. Combined with the oranges, mint and black olives it had this amazingly complex yet well-balanced taste.
This was a definite win for dinner!
I also noticed the random nature of this blog. My brain is fried from school work, you’ll have to forgive! Must get back to work! Please, entertain me with fun stories to keep me sane!