My 16 miler today went so much better than the 14 last weekend. This time my overall pace was 8:54, up from 9:05 last week. I thought I had hit a couple more miles at goal pace but the Garmin says differently. The main thing is that the last few miles did not get progressively slower (although I did have the slowest mile at mile 15)
I found a blog of a runner who cooks. Her blog is full of recipes and I can't wait to try some of them. It is http://gofasterfood.blogspot.com/. My only problem is that I'm not a big cook. Sure I can and do cook but it isn't something that I look forward to doing and if there are more than a handful of ingredients I get turned off. Compare that to baking though and its night/day. I love to bake and make cakes and cookies. Dating John has been great because I can bake and not have to worry about me eating it all. John doesn't share my sentiment that its great though and has put a no dessert and baking ban on me (until he gets down to his running weight). Bummer. And there's so many healthy recipes that I could be trying. Maybe I could be a closet baker and then sneak stuff to work or put it in the freezer for me. Hey, now that's an idea I may try.
If you have any healthy recipes either cooking or baking I'd love to try them out.