By then I had started to develop a bit of a foul mood. There's no real reason why. I just felt like it, I guess. I hoped that running would cheer me up.
I had dressed way too warm. I realized it as soon as I walked out the door. There was no time to change, so for the first time, I hoped there was a cool head wind.
The first couple of miles my calves were sore, and we were getting all of the green lights. I enjoy the red lights so I can stop a minute and stretch.
We changed our route a bit when we noticed a ton of police cars down the road a bit. We usually go straight and follow the bike path, but we decided to check out the scene. It was a car accident and they had almost the whole road shut down.
Becky asked, "What's that word for people who slow down while driving by accidents? Rubber-necking?" I said, "Yes, but we are runner-necking!" We decided that it is definitely going to have to be established as a new word.
At 3 miles, we turned to head back and put in our earphones. I was feeling looser and more in the groove. We really sped up the last couple of miles. I think we both really wanted to be done.
I felt really good at the end. The day was beautiful!
I had big plans to cook a bunch of veggies I have afterwards. That didn't happen. I did make some lentils and quinoa. It's almost just like the Mexican Lentils and Rice recipe I love. At the last minute, I decided to try it with quinoa to add a bit more protein.
Mexican Quinoa and Lentils
1 1/2 c. lentils
2 vegetable bouillon or 2 cups vegetable broth
3c. water (unless you use veggie broth, than just add 1 more cup)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Throw everything in a rice cooker and cook until finished. I ate mine on a corn tortilla with some hot sauce.