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Fun Run and Time-lapse Painting


I finally got together my painting videos I did as I painted my latest one, and made 3 time-lapse videos showing the process of my painting! I couldn’t figure out how to put the videos here so…. here’s the links!  It’s an oil painting of a succulent (also known as the fancy name for a cactus).  Here’s the finished product before the videos!


Painting Time-lapse 1

Painting Time-lapse 2

Painting Time-lapse 3

Since I missed my tempo run yesterday I felt I should do something speed related so I tried something a bit different.

I just decided to, after about 1 mile to warm up, run fast as much as I could as long as I could and just slow down here and there as needed.  Just sort of a different mindset than a tempo run or strict set run because there is no particular set goal time or speed.

It felt amazing and was one of the best runs, and the best I’ve felt in a long time.  I ran 6 miles averaging 8’04 overall including my warm up, and didn’t even bring my Garmin watch because I just wanted to do it by feel and not cheat by looking at it!

Anyways, I’m happy, it felt great, and I felt great and I am planning to do a run like that more often!

When I got back I decided to make some gluten free pasta I bought because it looked good even though I’m not gluten free, just thought I’d check it out.

photo 1-8

I also got inspired by the veggies in the fridge and decided to make some with no plan and I made way too much but it was pretty yummy!

photo 2-8

Do other people run like that and I’m new to the party?

Mini Gnocchi and and Tempo Runs


Yesterday I went on an easy 5 mile run during which I got a side ache.  Ugh.  Today I’m planning to do a 6 mile tempo run.  Fingers Crossed!  After my run I made this:


I LOVE Italian food.  And this is so easy!! I got mini gnocchi’s from Cost Plus, they have the best kinds there (including truffle gnocchi. Drool).  Then I always add a little somethin to some store bought pasta sauce, in this case, a little extra olive oil, garlic, basil, and pepper.

Seriously Trader Joe’s frozen Basil and garlic in the little cubes is pretty much the most amazing thing ever.  No chopping or washing! They look like this:


Then of course some parmesan cheese on top.

Then last night we went to the opening night of the San Francisco Ballet. It was so gorgeous and so much fun.  I have never been to the ballet and it was actually even more beautiful than I even expected.  Here we are fancy.


I hope to go back sometime.  Ballerinas (and what are the male dancers called? I like ballerinos) are such completely amazing humans.  I don’t get it.  It’s amazing.

I Love tempo runs, do you? (Also helps to do them the more I tell myself I love them :))