Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cake walk

A two hour run this morning after a long sleep. I followed a trail I used to take often before I moved, but this time I ran in the opposite direction. The wind was strong and forceful, and although it had its way with many tree leaves it was kind enough to let me keep my cap. Piles of crunchy red and gold leaves dotted the path while the rebel leaves swirled in a frenzy against the dark sky.

This cake was ordered and enjoyed after ample breakfasts in a crowded diner in Moncton, NB, this summer. The monsieur was intrigued by the description in the menu so we ordered it to the amusement of the waitress, who admitted to eating the icing alone; that is, sans cake. 

Boiled icing has the texture of marshmallow fluff, and this one was light and very sweet with lots of vanilla. It also had an agreeable icing:cake ratio of at least 2:1. It was gone in mere minutes.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cohabitation pizza

Green apple and blue cheese // Mushroom, cheddar and basil

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello October

I didn't mention it, but I ran yesterday before work. I thought I heard rain after my alarm rang, but the cloudburst was apparently over and the road bloomed with puddles. I crept out from my quiet apartment to where the people were running with dogs and riding bikes. 

My right hamstring clenched and cringed, but it let me run about 5k anyway. It was warmer than expected, and my long sleeves felt too long and heavy. The air was as flat as the water in the canal, and the sun rose in an arc of pale blue sky as I jogged along.

My plan is to keep the runs short & simple but consistent this month (3-4 per week). I'm considering meeting with the ol' run club for some speed training and nerdy running conversation. Dreaming of a spring race. Halifax?