Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ah, what a glorious morning!

This morning's 10-mile "long" run was spectacular (I can call it a long run because I haven't run 10 miles in the last 3 months). It had rained all night and was 40 degrees but sunny this morning. The rays of sunlight filtering through the mist created a breathtaking effect, and everything seemed full of light and life. It was one of those scenes which no words could do justice to, so I'll stop here. I wish I had taken a picture!!! But you see, I am one of those people who is atleast a decade behind in technology (plus I'm downright cheap), so I don't carry a camera phone and my camera is too bulky to be lugging around on a run.

Anyway, the scenery made me all poetic and happy to be alive, and I enjoyed my run much more than I normally would. Everyone seemed more cheerful...the chubby bus driver, the silver haired gentleman out on his morning walk, the crossing guards at our local middle school...or maybe they were just responding to the goofy smile I'm sure was plastered all over my face. The only exception was a grimacing runner running in the opposite direction, who gave me a look that seemed to say, "What're you grinning at, moron? This is supposed to be PAINFUL!"

I covered the distance in 2 loops, circling back home once to fuel up and to kiss DH goodbye as he left for work (yeah, yeah, we are mushy like that)! It was cloudy by the time I had finished my run, but I was still chirpy and smiling when I settled down to a long day of work.

Now, on to more mundane matters...

I seem to be on a tortilla fix. For 3 nights this week, it's been

either Chicken quesadilla (on whole wheat tortilla)...

...I tear up cheese slices instead of using grated cheese, in case you are wondering what those shapeless yellow blobs are. The end product turned out a bit overstuffed and overcooked, as you can see, but delicious all the same)...
or Grilled chicken wrap (with almost the same ingredients, except the cheese blobs and the lettuce).

We love it. And I think I have finally found a whole wheat product that DH will not turn his nose up at! Thanks for the inspiration, Lauren and Erica.

13 comments:

Melanie said...

sounds like a great run!! I've been hooked on vegetarian quesadillas lately at a restaurant close by, I really should just make my own! Looks yummy!

Erica said...

10 miles? Thats fabulous! Great work :) Your dinners look awesome to me! Thanks for the shout out!

D10 said...

What an awesome run. I love it when you actually are enjoying all your surroundings.

Heather said...

Glad you had such a great run - and 10 miles IS a long run!

lauren said...

great job on the 10 miles...especially since it has been 3 months! thanks for the shout out...your quesadillas and burritos look soo delicious. I need to make them again!

Tammy said...

Yum! Those chicken-tortilla concoctions all look dee-lish to me.

Great run! I love it when I have a run that makes me happy for the entire day.

BeachRunner said...

So glad to hear you had such a great run. Way to go!

aron said...

awesome job on the run!!! sounds like an amazing one :)

yummm i have been all about tortillas too. i have been making breakfast burritos for dinner a lot... ww tortilla, scrambled egg whites, cheese and salsa YUMMM

Anonymous said...

Kavitha, I can feel your happiness! I am happy for you.
Pearl

Marlene said...

I don't even own a camera phone and my camera is too bulky too... it would have been nice to see a pic, but you described the scene very well. Sounds like a great run.

Mmmm, now I want a quesadilla!

X-Country2 said...

What a great run. Those days are the best. It's like, how could you NOT run?

Quesadillas are my favorite, and your's look yum.

Bee At Work.. said...

U seem to b a great cook too...the pics looked real yummy..I like your way of writing its very interesting to read..

MissAllycat said...

I love those runs where everything just feels right and I feel so thankful to be a runner.

And I've been calling my 6-milers "long" lately...which makes me laugh, considering that 6-milers were my short runs just a few months ago. :) Ahhh, perspective.