Boyfriend made some fresh squeezed orange juice the other night and strained out the pulp. I let Mario eat the pulp as a treat.
It didn't lead to any new culinary makeup photos, but it gave us an awesome bunny tongue shot:
Can you touch your nose with your tongue? I think Mario can :)
As a follow-up to my Friday post, I have been running and it is going pretty good. I am experimenting with what type of support system I want to use on my ankle when I am running. I've tried various tape and brace combos and hopefully I will hit a winner soon. My ankle hasn't hurt at all during any run, but my foot has been achy due to either a tight tape job or the brace. So I really want to figure something out. I have to say I have lost a ton of fitness. My heart is racing at slow paces and I'm breathing like I'm doing a tempo run.
I have to admit I haven't yet dropped down to the 9 mile distance at Big Sur. I've got a couple more days to make a decision. Completing 9 miles won't be a problem. I moved my body a total of 7 miles yesterday. It is questionable whether I'll be in good enough shape to run 9 without taking walking breaks but I don't really care too much about that at this point. A part of me also wants to just do the marathon. It would be a looong day out there but I think I can make the cut-off time with a run/walk strategy.
The main reason I decided to give up the marathon a few weeks ago was because I didn't want to be tempted to run the last two weeks. I made it through and was patient and here I am. I sort of go back and forth about what I want to do. I'm sure the marathon won't be the most enjoyable experience, but I wouldn't be an endurance runner if I didn't embrace that aspect of running. Another part of me says I should just do the 9 mile race and refocus on future goals I've set for the rest of the year. Decisions, decisions...