Well, I don't really feel like I have taper madness, although my running schedule is pretty light the next six days, which means I should be chomping at the bit to run on Saturday-which is the idea I guess!
I ran 20 miles Wednesday, then woke up with a sore throat and enlarged lymph node on my throat. I bagged the Thursday run and went shopping instead..
Friday I woke up, still with the sore throat and tired. I also bagged Friday's run. I think maybe I didn't really eat well enough after Wednesday's big effort, since I was also off work and therefore off my regular grazing eat schedule.
I think the sore throat is actually more allergy related, and I started taking my Allegra again. I do not normally have allergies, but the early spring pollen really kicked my butt before I started on the drug, so it is now probably ragweed affecting me.
I ran 10 miles this morning, felt quite good considering the two days off and about twelve hours of sleep last night.
Then I spent the last few hours doing this:
I got about forty pounds of peaches from my mom. First I made a peach tart:
Then we blanched and processed the rest of the peaches. This year I was smarter and packaged the peaches into about two cup increments. Since my husband does not eat them, this will keep the serving size suitable for a peachy smoothie for me.
A good peach smoothie recipe I had last week was peaches, almond milk, orange juice, with a little mint thrown in. MMM good!
We also visitied my MIL, where I picked a few cups of plums. The darker squares are plum tarts. The red tarts are tomato-gruyere cheese. All came out delicious!