So I set out to run my scheduled 4 miles this evening and quickly reduced the run to 1 mile with some foam rolling afterwards. That nagging pain in my leg I mentioned before came on a little too intense for my liking so I thought it best to cut the run short. I’m not really sure what it is, but vaguely reminds me of a running injury I had last year except it was on my left side, posterior tibial tendonitis. Now that is a mouthful. Fingers crossed that it’s due to my worn out running shoes and that all will be fine for the race on Sunday. Believe me, no one, especially Ben, wants to hear me whine about running injuries again. New pair of shoes have been ordered and I’m actually considering doing exactly what you shouldn’t do and running with them for my race this weekend with the thought that this pain will magically disappear. One can hope right? I’m seriously adding getting a Video Gait Analysis and Functional Assessment at the Boston Running Center to the top of my wish list. Time to start saving up, I want to do whatever I can to run for a long, long time. Has anyone else had a Gait Analysis done before? Would love to hear about your experience if you have!
Dinner tonight, take a guess….
Acorn squash is so cute, don’t you think? Yes, Ben already rolled his eyes when I said that earlier. How did you know?
Roasted for a bit, filled with quinoa and freshly shredded swiss cheese. I normally use goat cheese with this combo, but plan to use my goat cheese supply for tomorrow’s meal.
Lately, if I’ve been doing well with my healthy eating throughout the day, I might have a pumpkin beer for dessert. Every fall I’m a little obsessed with pumpkin beers. I stock up the fridge with these sweet and flavorful beers, especially because I am NOT a winter beer fan.
My beer choice of the evening is Pumple Drumkin from Cisco Brewers on Nantucket. It’s a good one. Ben especially likes it when I drink this one, because it’s not annoying at all when I say Pumple Drumkin, Pumple Drumkin, Pumple Drumkin fifteen times or so in a row.
He did feed into my pumpkin beer obsession a bit this week by sending me this article from Esquire on pumpkin beers. He happened to send it to me on Columbus Day while he was at home doing whatever he wanted and I was stuck at work (no, I’m not bitter). I assigned him the task of getting me every single pumpkin beer on the list for my sampling. BIG FAIL on your assignment Ben.
THE GOOD ONES, IN MY PERSONAL FAVE ORDER
Pumpkinhead Ale – Shipyard
Pumpking Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Southern Tier Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale – Saranac
Pumple Drumkin – Cisco Brewers
UFO Pumpkin – Harpoon
DECENT ONES I’VE HAD, BUT WEREN’T MEANT FOR ME
Post Road Pumpkin Ale – Brooklyn Brewing
Harvest Moon – Blue Moon
Pumpkin Ale – Smuttynose
I WANT TO TRY THESE, PLEASE TELL ME WHERE TO FIND IT
Pumpkin Ale – Schlafly
Smashed Pumpkin – Shipyard
Punkin Ale – Dogfish Head
Pumpkin Wheat – Shock Top
The Great Pumpkin – Elysian
Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Weyerbacher
Double Pumpkin Ale – Hoppin’ Frog Frog’s Hollow
Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Wachusett
Any I should add to my list? One thing that will be added to my immediate pumpkin baking list are these. Can’t wait!