So of course I slept really horribley after watching Haunting in Connecticut last night. Why do I do that to myself? I’m super sensitive to scary movies so I don’t usually watch them, but I put it on my Netflix anyways and made my husband watch it with me. The movie itself wasn’t bad, I felt like actors were very good which almost never happens in this type of movie. The circumstances were really just what I found so scary: it was a true story. I do believe in ghosts and I believe in that really horrible unknown place before final resting, so mock me all you want but I stand by my opinion. Abe was really sick so he was coughing and snoring out on the couch and so when I woke up at 5am and he wasn’t there…I turned my light on and slept you know, like a scared little kid.
We started our day with pancakes. Abe loves to make these Wallet Pancakes from Esquire. The only difference being that I try to have him use wheat flour.
recipe seen here
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 egg
• 1 1/4 cup milk
• 3 tablespoons melted butter
Combine dry. Beat egg. Combine wet. Mix wet into dry. Stir until barely mixed. Can be doubled, tripled, etc.
After this breakfast I thought it was a good idea to get back out there and start running again. I took a full week off after my half marathon. My intentions were to do a long 5-6 mile run nice and easy. What really happened was that I discovered a week off was too long. It turned into a 4 mile run and walk struggle to get home. In the first few steps my left knee hurt and my right shin hurt, both of these pains were unexpected. I think I just kind of shocked my body, so I just need to ease back into it. I don’t think that it will be like starting from square 1 but it will be like starting from say week 5 of my training as opposed to week 15 when I ran the race. It does feel a bit strange running without a purpose though, I really do need something to train for otherwise I’m just not in the right mindset. Maybe I should find a Turkey Trot somewhere : )