1. I found out yesterday that I’ve been chosen to be a 2012 Ambassador for Pacers Running Store. This is my third year as part of the group and I absolutely love it. Before I became an ambassador, I was a huge fan of their store and the many races that they put on each year, so it’s been awesome being more involved. I’ll be volunteering at a lot of the races and definitely running as many as I can. If you are a local, look for me at the races!
2. Lately, I’ve been addicted to pinning recipes on Pinterest, but I haven’t actually done anything with any of them. Well, last night I actually made one of the recipes (but, of course, I didn’t follow it exactly because, well, I never do LOL.) I made “Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse” that I found on the Peanut Butter Fingers blog. Oh my! It was awesome! I added less chocolate and less honey than suggested, but it was still good. Then I added some vanilla coconut milk and dipped in some strawberries. I think I’m in love. (FWIW, the kid who doesn’t like avocado didn’t like it. The kid who loves avocado was mad I didn’t make more. I think if I increase the chocolate to that in the actual recipe, I could change the non-liker’s mind.)
3. Yesterday, registration opened for the Marine Corps Marathon. As happens every year, it sang a siren call to me. Timing would suck for me to run it this year, but I very nearly went over and signed up. Luckily for me it sold out in just a few hours. I’m pretty sure I’m the only runner out there that was happy it sold out quickly. ;o)
Bonus: The last couple of days my left glute and upper hamstring have been sore. It feels like I’ve finally got them working when I run. What I can’t figure out is if just the left side is working and the right is being lazy or if now both sides are working. Sort of gives a whole new meaning to half-assed…