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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Running Running Running

I picked up this book from a used bookstore because I thought Patrick might like to read it. The main character is a girl, and so he has no interest in reading it.  So I'm going to take it to work and read it at lunch. This weekend we didn't have any big plans so I caught up on some work around the house and spent this evening cooking.  I made chili, as I like to do on Sundays during football season.  Now I'd like to share my recipe; however, I make it differently each week--depending on what I have on hand.  For example today it has Peppy Papaya Salsa in it, Wahoo Chili (the only staple in each batch) and some of the Flavors of India Seasoning Salt.  Then I chopped up an onion, three stalks of celery, added a lb of ground turkey, one big can of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes and 1 can of great northern beans because that is all I had besides garbonza beans.  Next week it may very well be totally different. 

Then again no chili next week, as next Sunday is 10/10/10 and that means I'm gonna go run the Chicago Marathon.  Now between not having the kids in day camp this summer and going back to work 9/1 I haven't been able to run as much in preparation as I would like for the marathon.  Therefore my only goal is to finish the marathon before they close down the race.  ( that would be after 6 1/2 hours).   My other goal is to be able to walk the next day w/o crying.  I can't wind up all super sore for a few days, so if anyone has any advice on how to avoid being sore after the marathon, PLEASE let me know! 

I can't believe it is almost time for the marathon, well actually, I can I signed up to run it ages ago.