Despite all the anxiety I felt going into it, yesterday's data meeting went really well. I fielded a lot of questions about both talks, and I felt like I was able to answer everything clearly and completely. No one even asked about the thing I was really nervous about!
What really made my day, though, was when one of our post docs told me that she thought I'd done and was doing a great job, and that I seemed to have really gained a lot of confidence and knowledge in the last 6 months or so. I'm not saying this to brag about myself, but to highlight the importance of complimenting your peers when they deserve it. Usually I think about praise for actions coming down from above, but having it come from a peer (who definitely has no obligation to say anything) really meant a lot to me. Now it's my turn to keep my eye out for someone who does something that deserves recognition, and I challenge you all to do the same.
So yeah... we did have a little bit of this last night and this morning.
digging my gloves and ear warmer out from under the bed while trying not to wake D.
I did have a good run yesterday. I channeled all my angst about the data meeting and my desire to do well at the races I'd registered for into a progressive tempo. The breakdown was 10 min at 8:50min/mile, 10 min at 8:16 min/mile, 10 min at 8:02 min/mile, and 5 min at 7:48 min/mile. Much better than last week!
Training side note- Lacey asked what the rest intervals I use for my 4x3 min fast were: I do 2 minutes easy in between.
And last, we had a Cooking Light favorite last night, lamb and chickpea tagine (see recipe in sidebar).
Actually, that looks kind of scary. I really need to work on my food photography! And yes, that is 2-Buck Chuck Pinot Grigio served out of a regular glass. Kind of appropriate, I think.
Have a great Thursday, all.