My Running Idol

September 13, 2010

I follow quite a few blogs, but one of my favorites is by my running idol: Kara Goucher!

Yes, that’s right, Kara Goucher has her own blog! I was so excited when I discovered this. Check it out here.

I’ve admired Kara for quite some time and the more I learn about her, the more fascinated I become. Maybe it’s because we seem to have quite a bit in common:

– We both grew up in Minnesota.

– We both love running. (duh!)

– She organizes her closet similar to the way I do.

– Neither of us can relax unless everything in the house is in its place. (Which I just found out in her last post.)

– Her demeanor seems similar to mine.

– Plus I am envious she gets to live outside of Portland, OR.

This summer I even had the opportunity to even see her in person. People, I was freaking out!! I was too nervous to have my picture taken with her though. Maybe next time. 🙂

Alright, moving on to my not-so-interesting life.

This afternoon at running club (An after-school club is for the elementary students at the school I teach at.), I was really hoping my arch wouldn’t give me any problems, and I’m happy to report that I had an awesome run in the sunshine and no pain in my arch! I am still going to only do a few miles tomorrow, but I am hopeful it is finally all better!

As soon as I got home, I started preparing dinner. I was thisclose to making something simple (read: PB&J or cereal), but I decide that even though I’m the only person to cook for, that doesn’t mean I have to eat something boring.

I did cheat by heating up one of these burgers under the broiler.

I’m always a little skeptical of pre-made burgers (whether they are real meat or not.) However, I was pleasantly surprised at how appetizing this one tasted. And for a fake chicken burger, this guy actually had a similar chicken texture to it.

I broiled the burger on each side for approximately 4-5 minutes, and then during the last couple minutes, stuck a whole wheat tortilla in the oven to toast it.

In addition to the burger, I added lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa to the burger and made a delicious wrap!

I also steamed some broccoli for added veggies.

Tonight I’ve been busy making breakfast, lunch, and dinner for tomorrow! I’ve got a busy day ahead, so I need to make sure I have all my meals ready to go.

I’m off to bed. See you tomorrow!

    1. Hey Michelle: Thanks for cluing me in on Kara’s blog. So exciting: A professional runner with a really nice writing voice plus a killer sense of humor (I’m a writer so I’m very, very picky about the blogs I follow).

      Cheers and happy, happy (Ran Potter’s Trail tonight and saw a sow and two cubs. How cool to charge around the curve, my bear bell ringing like crazy, and see that furry black nose peeking out from the brush. Scary, but really, really neat.)

    1. I’m so glad you told us about her blog! i love Kara Goucher. And Deena Kastor. I think i’d have the same freak-out reaction that you did to meeting Kara if I were to ever meet Deena. 🙂

    1. i am jealous that you got to eat your home cooking while im stuck in juneau eating take out.

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