protects the areas from storms. Sure we get a lot of weather, but not a lot of blizzards, tornadoes, and the like. Which makes it kind of unusual that we're in the middle of a huge thunderstorm right now.
Good thing I rearranged my running schedule so I got in today's run yesterday and will be in the gym this morning. Yesterdays' run was... meh. I was supposed to run 4x3min fast, and even though I could have done it physically, I just wasn't in it mentally. It wasn't that I started running fast and then couldn't hold on to the pace. I just got to the end of the first three intervals and though, "Actually, that wasn't hard at all." I pushed myself more on the last one, but by that time it was a little late. Oh well. I do almost all my speed workouts two weeks in a row so I have a chance to redeem myself next Tuesday.
One other benefit of running yesterday is that I was able to take some sunrise pictures. Think this x 20
The idea was that I was going to be able to use one of these as the photo in my header. But I fear I have 2 problems. 1. The photo quality is not very good. and 2. I can't figure out how to get the picture to be sized correctly for the header. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this? Maybe I need to give up and try to find a stock photo of a sunrise I can use...
Taking a new direction here... Productivity Monday was a success. I was able to:
- Identify a problem and work toward figuring out the solution.
- Be helpful to both our post docs (I can tell being helpful at work is going to be a new year's resolution for 2011)
- Not check my e-mail from 8am until lunch at noon.
- Batch all my distractions like making an appointment and checking to see if we have spinning tomorrow for after 3:30pm.
And most importantly I didn't feel any pain from the loss of my distractions. In fact, I actually felt free of them. It was great. Let's see how this goes for the rest of the week.
Last but not least I had a major dinner success last night. Spicy peanut chicken from Cooking Light (see sidebar for recipe) served with steamed broccoli and brown rice.
I have this complex that I'm not good at making sauces, so when D asked me if I bought the sauce in a jar or made it myself, I took that as a compliment! One of the hardest things about tomato sauces is making them not taste too tomato-y, and this recipe definitely succeeds in that.
Well, gotta run! Don't want to miss the bus in this weather. Have a great Tuesday, all.