Thursday, July 14, 2011

Randomness and food

I don't have much to say that's on a specific topic so you get the randomness that is my life lately.
* I did a new long run record of 7 miles barefoot. I picked the streets carefully and used the sidewalks at points, but I am still counting it. I don't think I'm going to be able to do the Top of Utah half barefoot, but I think I need to find a 10K because I'm pretty sure I could do that before the end of the summer.
*My hair and nails are growing at a much rapider rate since I've stopped training so hard. I think my body has finally recovered.
*I have been eating like I'm still training hard and it is not good.

*I forgot to post this awesome triple chocolate cheesecake that my husband made me after the second marathon. It was so rich that a tiny slice was sufficient and it lasted forever even sharing it with lots of people.

*I did a trail run that went wrong. I took a wrong turn and the trail ended several hundred feet above where I was supposed to be. I made my own switchbacks until it was just too steep and then skied down on the shale rock trying not to create a land slide. It wasn't until I got home after that 10 mile run that I realized that I had created a HUGE (softball sized) hole in my tights right around my hip/butt area. I was on trails for the most part but ran at least 2.5 miles down the canyon and on busy streets until home. I was mortified.

Other than that, it was a great trail run.

That ended with a beautiful sunset.

*The garden is doing awesome.



We've eaten broccoli and peas and lots of lettuce. There is an orange tomato out there and the peppers are getting big. We've also enjoyed our cilantro. It's an organic garden so far. We've let the chickens out to eat the grasshoppers and everything seems to be going well. Sometimes when I look at it all I can see is work. The weeds seem to be never ending. But I really do enjoy having all that fresh produce right out the back door.



Salmon salad. Yum.

Black bean tortilla pizza with cilantro and avocado.

Jenni-O turkey kielbasa with broccoli and peas.

***What have you been up to?

26 comments:

Nikki said...

You're garden looks AMAZING!! What's your secret?
Sorry about your trail run! That's a bummer (no pun intended) ha! Great job on your barefoot 7 miles! That's incredible. Wish I was running the Top of Utah half. Next year!!

misszippy said...

Love the image of you running around w/ that big ole hole! That's the best.

Your garden and its results are beautiful. We have an incredibly shady yard so I can't grow much here--a few tomatoes, basil, etc. on the deck. So that's what the farmer's market is for!

Julie said...

Your garden is so beautiful! You must have a very green thumb. :)
It's been so hot here (over 100 degrees the last 25 days, some days reaching 110!) and we are in a drought so my garden isn't looking so great and I think I'll be lucky to get anything from it. But seeing your pretty garden gives me hope next year might be more productive!
I'm glad you are running healthy again and feeling rested up. Have a great week!

Michael said...

Sorry Jen... didn't read a word of your blog... just couldn't get past the triple-chocolate-cheesecake. I'll have to come back again to actually read! :>) Love the random stuff too. Mike

Julie said...

Nothing like a little "butt butt" hanging out ;-)

Your garden looks amazing! I couldn't even keep the two sunflowers we planted alive :-(

Becky said...

That garden puts my garden to shame!! I'm impressed!

Pere Pasamonte said...

Wow! What a cheesecake! :O Ask your husband to share the receipt! :D

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

I wish I had a garden like that! Just beautiful. And that cheesecake? Yes, please!! :)

Elle said...

I am so in awe of your garden and just don't understand why everyone who has the space doesn't grow one!

Your cheesecake! Wow! Please get your wonderful husband to share that recipe...mmmm.

Laughing about the hole in your tights... sorry, but so funny.

Glad you decided to post all this randomnes... I loved reading it!

Teamarcia said...

That was some trail run! Prolly a good thing you didn't know about the hole until after.
Holy beautiful garden Batman! Fantastic!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

holy moly trail run! glad it ended with that view though.

I'm not gonna lie, I drooled a little on my computer with that food.

Jen said...

WOW!!! That is an amazing garden and to put that in with Choclate cake on the same post...droooll!

Kate said...

Wait a second. Your husband MADE that cake? As in baked it and frosted it himself?! That is amazing. Does he happen to be a pastry chef or something?

YUM!

Julia said...

your garden is INCREDIBLE. wow. and seriously...your trail runs are always so inspiring. oh...and I have been eating the exact same way...eeek. haha.

can't wait for you to run that 10k :)

Shelby said...

This food this food this food looks SO amazing!!! Yummm loved all of the pictures!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Your garden is incredible!! And those meals look delicious. I might have to add them to my menu next week!

Sorry about the run gone wrong. But congrats on the seven. That is awesome!!

And I'm eating like a crazy person, so please let me know if you figure out how to stop!

Lindsey said...

Holy smokes your garden looks AMAZING! That is great that it is organic! I look at our garden as a lot of work too, but then once we get tons of veggies it is very worth it.

How many chickens do you have? We got chickens this year for the first time. They should start laying eggs in about a month!

Lindsey said...

Chocolate cheesecake, YUUM!! Aw, hehe, sorry about the hole in your tight, that would be embarrassing!b

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

All your food looks incredible. Can't believe what that trail did to your running tights!

Alma said...

Oh my gosh your garden kicks ass! Looks delicious!

Korin Lopez said...

Your garden looks AMAZING! Holy Smokes I am so impressed! It sure makes my two boxes look pitiful!! I can't even imagine the work that you have put into your garden. How wonderful to reap the benefits of your hard work with such yummy food!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I MISS YOU!!! GIRL!!! Your garden looks amazing and your kids and hubby are so lucky to eat your amazing FOOD!!! CONGRATS on the 7 miles barefoot...that is AWESOME!!! LOVE YOU and thinking about you! PS I still eat like I am training too:)

renkath said...

So inspiring! I needed to read this today - thanks!

wendy said...

your husband MADE that cheesecake!? wow.

your garden is amazing.

Tri-Living said...

GARDEN DROOL! Is that possible! Wow oh wow, you are so talented! I can't wait to just be free again with my running!

ashley & sundance said...

I'm so coming to your house to raid your garden.

and way to go on the 7 mile BF run! you are amazing!