I’ll Take It

November 20, 2012

I ran! Without any pain!!

Nothing speedy and nothing far, but I’ll take it!!

Thankfully, my glute did not bother me at all during Monday morning’s “run.” I did not run continuously. Instead, I did a walk/run for 2.5 miles with running for a total of 2 miles. I am SUPER paranoid the pain is going to come back, so I am am going to take it really easy!

That’s a picture of my bum hip that’s hopefully on the mend now.

Lululemon bags are the best for bringing my lunch to work. For the past 4 years I’ve been using a Built bag, but after realizing how perfect these Lululemon reusable bags are, I have no reason to ever buy a lunch bag anymore. But I have every reason buy more Lululemon clothes!!

The perfect size for my ginormous lunch. This baby is always filled to the brim with all the food I eat throughout the day.

I love colorful lunches.

Trader Joe’s Israeli couscous mix + roasted vegetables + breaded tofu

I actually eat lunch at my desk so that I can walk during my lunch break. I hate sitting down all day, so the afternoon break is very refreshing, especially when the temperature is in the low 20s!

The setting sun at 3:30 p.m. πŸ™

Last night Craig and I took a dip in the pool and swam some laps. It is the perfect activity where we can exercise and hang out and talk during our breaks. I did laps for a total of 40 minutes with breaks every 5-7 minutes.

Dinner was courtesouy of Glen and Carol. Thanks guys!!

Moose stew + fry bread. . . .so delicious! I am not a big fan of game meat, but this moose meat was not gamey at all and super tender!! And that bread. . .oh, that bread. Enough said.

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Questions

Have you ever had moose? What is the strangest meat you’ve ever had?

(One time in Florida, I had a piece of alligator meat. All I remember was that it was really spicy.)

What do you carry your lunch in?

Do you eat lunch at your desk?

15 Comments
    1. i’ve had alligator somewhere down south. it was breaded & tasted like chicken. when on study abroad in cameroon i regularly had goat. not my favorite but not bad either (especially in stew). glad you had a good run πŸ™‚

    1. I can’t remember where exactly… but somewhere in Portland is the ‘Cajun Madness’ pizza that is covered in alligator and frog legs!

    1. I like to try an unusual meat at least once a year, usually around my birthday so I’ve had moose, shark, gator, ostrich. I’ll try just about anything once. I’ve had goat several times. Not a fan.

    1. Thanks for the advice about CIM – you’re right, I’d hate it if in 3 months from now I couldn’t run due to injury or something else and I would have passed up the opportunity to race now. Sorry to hear you’ve been down so long with the glute thing… but sounds like it might be getting a little better?!? Just be smart about coming back!!!
      Also, wanted to comment on your Brooks Run Happy shirt – I also ordered one this fall, since that’s pretty much my motto :).

      1. Yeah, I’m glad you decided to race CIM! I am really paranoid about starting to run again because I do not want the pain to come back. I am very excited to wear my “Run Happy” shirt. I just wish it wasn’t so stinkin’ cold right now. πŸ™

    1. I’m not into gamey meat either but think moose tastes more like beef or bison. I’ve been looking for a purpose for my Lulu bags, that is a great idea! they are just a tad too small to take to the grocery store.

      Glad to hear your glute is feeling better!

      1. I agree. This moose tasted like beef or bison; it was good. Yeah, the small Lululemon bags would be kind of small for groceries. I use to the bigger ones for groceries or as a gym bag.

    1. When I was in elementary school one of my friends told me to try her “chicken” (you would think I would have been suspicious because it looked NOTHING like chicken, but no. Little kids are so gullible) and it turns out it was moose. Bummer. I don’t really remember what it tasted like, I think it was kind of bitter? I disliked it enough to go home and tell my parents I was glad they don’t hunt.

    1. I am vegan for the past 4 years and I have been vegetarian since my early teens so I have no “meat story” to share with you. But congratulations for your run, it is very smart that you tried a combo run/walk. Don’t rush back into full training gear, take little steps every week. Bravo!

    1. I had alligator once too. I thought it was tasty. I’ve never had moose meat before. I take my lunch in a lunch bag, and I usually only eat at my desk if my coworkers have already eaten. We try to have lunch together regularly.

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