Thursday, March 3, 2011
Two Thursday Things
I get to go straight home from work today. STRAIGHT HOME. This is kind of exciting. Monday night I attended Bodypump at the gym after work. Tuesday night I attended Turbokick at the gym after work. Wednesday night I had class and taught my first 5-minute group fitness segment. But tonight...I will get off work and go straight home.
This is usually my schedule each week. Sometimes I go to the gym on Thursday evenings too, and that may still occur from time to time. But not tonight! I ran 10 miles with Kristi this morning and that is enough for today.
It is a good thing Jason is a sweet and understanding fellow athlete who likes to cook. For the last two months (and possibly longer) he has done most (let's say 95%) of the cooking. And laundry. And dishes. Without complaint. While running, cycling and going to work every day.
But tonight...TONIGHT...is my night. I already have salsa chicken cooking in the crock pot. Look out Suzy Homemaker! Jane is stepping up! (But just for tonight. Let's not get carried away.)
The Second Thing
I think I have a psychological issue with bananas. I believe that I should eat one every day in order to be healthy, strong and to run well. I believe this so strongly that it REALLY bothers me when I don't have one to eat. I actually spend time worrying about it. I realized this just a few minutes ago when I thought of all the weeks not to eat a banana every day, why did I run out the week before a half-marathon? I even figured I probably would not run very well due to this fact. I tried to make myself feel better by reminding myself that I packed an orange in my lunch. But then I firmly informed myself that an orange was not as good as a banana. I think it has something to do with believing I should always have banana nutrients in my bloodstream.
Should I get counseling or buy stock in Chiquita? Even more strange is the fact that I don't even like them that much. They are tolerable, and I can usually get one down while working or doing something to distract myself from the fact that I am eating a banana. But it takes some doing.
None of it makes sense. But there it is. Those are my two things on this lovely Thursday morning.
And here is a cool little banana recipe and some banana facts that make me seem a little less insane.