Monday, February 11, 2013

Grandma Lil's Virtual Run 5k Recap and a Tiny Little Rant

I participated in a virtual run today in retrospect.  I had meant actually to do some 1200 intervals but I just had no mojo gojo juice flowing in me today.  UGH oh rama.  I hate that feeling.  Might have something to do with my husband really liking doing HIIT workouts with me and doing them the last three days in a row and a long run and an elliptical workout = tired legs for me!

I did a 1.25 mile warm up and then did my first 1200 and didn't felt it went too bad at a 7:19 pace but when I was done with it I felt wiped.  Done.  I started on the second and could hardly muster anything under 8.. so I called it at 800 meters and ran slowly until I hit a total of three miles.  At that point it was a little over three miles back to my starting point so I decided to run a progressive 5k back and just see how I felt.

The farther I ran the better I felt and I ended up doing it in 24:12.  I am pretty happy with that given how I felt at the start of my whole run. 

I came home and saw something about a virtual 5k for Grandma Lil HERE.  I did it last year and won some ZipFizz.  (I love winning prizes...who doesn't!)  so I decided to dedicate my impromptu 5k to Grandma Lil's virtual one.  Did you sign up?  You have until Feb 21st I think, so plenty of time... or don't..better chances of me gettting a prize that way.  MUahahahaha!

It was a cold one this morning at 10 degrees when I left the house.  Luckily the sun was shining and the wind wasn't too bad.  I, of course, over bundled because I dread being cold so bad and I had a serious lack of motivation.  I don't think it would have taken much to side track me from my run this morning.

Anyone watch the Grammy's last night.  Count me out, I am glad it finally happened so that I can quit seeing Grammy news everywhere I go.  I could really care less about all that.  Sure some of the music is great and fun and yay, but I think those people are way over celebrisized. I could really care less who wore what and did you see so and so's hair?! WFC?!   Okay rant done. See, I told you it was tiny.

I made baked eggplant chips with a pesto last night and found a new favorite way to eat eggplant. My husband loved it too.  You can find the recipe here.  The pesto was even home made from spinach cilantro, garlic and olive oil.  It was the first time I have ever made pesto, but I doubt the last. It was so good!

What about you? 
What do you do when your mojo gojo juice is not flowing on a run?
Grammy watcher or not? 


  1. Grammy watcher loved it. When I dont have any mojo i usually dont do anything. That is so why i have a running buddies, they keep me going sometimes, especially this time of year when I'm so tired of running in the cold and dark.

  2. Yay glad you participated! Wow that is a cold run for sure. I would not have been so tough. No on the grammy's. It seriously bugs me that so much attention is given to these people, but such is life in America I guess:/ Hate it when my mojo is not flowing, but I usually just suffer through it and hope the next one is better. It usually is:)

  3. Egg plant chips? That sounds yummy! Glad the last 5K turned out better than the first bit!

  4. I definitely didn't watch the grammys. I'm saving myself for the Oscars (unless I already missed them?) Eggplant chips look good!

  5. No Grammys for me - I fell asleep way too early! No mojo? A new song or two on the playlist usually gets me revved and ready!!

  6. I watched the Grammys, but not exactly by choice. Hubby hogs the remote and I usually read / ignore the television anyway. I'm with you -- soooo tired of celeb fashion commentary in general (but a couple of the musical performances were pretty good)!

  7. I watched the Grammy's this year (first time in a few years) and I definitely agree. It seems like a popularity contest to me.
    When I am not feeling the mojo, you will find me on the elliptical... barely moving.

  8. I would probably have tired legs too from all of those HIIT workouts. They wipe me out! I hope that you win a prize for the virtual race. I love winning things.

    I didn't watch the Grammys. I opted to read my book instead. Shows how much I cared about them. :-)

  9. Oh thank you for reminding me of the Grandma race!! I didn't remember the end date!! No Grammys for cable but I'm not complaining since we have power back!!! When I'm not feeling it I try something new...or rest!

  10. NO GRAMMY's - so sick of these award shows - never watch them.

    I am glad you got your Grandma Lill's run done - nice that your husband is doing HIIT with you.

    I am pinning that recipe - looks gooood. Love pesto.


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