I had so much fun sharing my random thoughts with you all last week that I’m participating again in Running with Spoons‘ Thinking Out Loud Thursday again. Here are a few of the thoughts that popped into my head this week:
Random thought #1:
Did you know that I started running fourteen years ago? I got this crazy idea in my head that I wanted to try running a half marathon. Only I had no idea how to train for one, nor did I understand how far a half marathon was. I grabbed a book that I found at the Running Room (and apparently a tank top too) and followed a 16 week training program from the book. I trained only on a dreadmill and discovered fairly early in the race that dreadmill running and road running are very different. Road running is physically harder, while the dreadmill is mentally harder.
My first race. Notice that I look like I’m dying while the chick beside me looks like she’s having a blast?
Random thought #2:
Cuddles always win. I set my alarm to get up early for my run, but got caught trying to sneak out by my youngest daughter, so I decided to stay and cuddle with her until the rest of the family wakes up. I managed to fit my run in later at lunch.
Life is too short to say no to this.
Random thought #3:
Making your own salad dressing is so much easier than I ever thought. The other day I decided to try making my own salad dressing and was surprised at how easy it was.
Homemade Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
I eat a lot of salad, but had never thought to make my dressing myself. Why would I when there are so many great options at the store? I was out of dressing for my salad, and wasn’t in the mood to herd the cats to go to shopping, so I looked through my cupboards and found everything I needed:
- 2 cups of Olive Oil
- 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Liquid Honey
- 1 cup of Mixed Berries (I used frozen berries)
Here’s What You Do:
Throw everything in a blender and blend for 60 sec.
It really is that simple to make your own delicious and fresh berry vinaigrette.
Random thought #4:
Salads made with home-made salad dressing taste way better. This thought is self-explanatory, but if you don’t believe me, here’s a picture:
Nom nom nom!
What random thoughts have crossed your mind this week?