I might be too hard on myself, but it’s been a really long time since I’ve been proud of myself for something running related. I’ve run a marathon before. I’m never going to run more than 26.2 miles so I’ll never have another moment of “This is the farthest I’ve ever run.” Sure, there are runs when I feel good about myself because I’ve PR’d or run faster but there hasn’t been an instance in a long time where I really thought that I couldn’t do something and then I did it. Until my 9 miles on the treadmill. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it. My gym doesn’t have personal tvs; this was 9 miles of staring at the seconds going by. But I did do it and I feel very proud of myself for it!
I also feel a sense of accomplishment when I have a productive weekend and I think this weekend counted as one. Aside from the 9 miles, I also:
• hung out with my friends Emily and Brian
• did the dishes twice
• did 4 loads of laundry
• went grocery shopping
• walked Murphy twice
• made a good dinner
And what did I make for dinner? Well this cold weather sort of mandated something warm: soup!
I decided to make Nicole’s Rockin’ Red Curry Shrimp Soup. I always have a can or two of both coconut milk and vegetable broth on hand and had some curry paste too, so all I really needed were the sweet potatoes, bok choy and shrimp. Well, my grocery store didn’t have bok choy (or lemongrass for that matter), so I used kale. This was a thick and filling soup and it was good except for one thing, which was totally my fault: the shrimp. I used frozen raw shrimp from Kroger. I defrosted it first, but it just didn’t taste right. It was too shrimpy. I never learn. Every time I buy frozen seafood or fish from Kroger, I end up not liking it! I found myself picking around the shrimp, but otherwise, the soup was very good.
Blah Sunday night. All in all, a good weekend though.