This week an email arrived that I was eagerly anticipating:
BOSTON MARATHON BIB NUMBER ASSIGNMENTS
Bib numbers are now available on our website for the 2013 Boston Marathon. To look up your bib, click the button below:
The cut-off between Wave 1 and Wave 2 is 3:18:33. The cut-off between Wave 2 and Wave 3 is 3:43:25. That is 37 seconds and 23 seconds faster than last year’s breaks, respectively.
See that last part….”The cut-off between Wave 2 and Wave 3 is 3:43:25. That is 37 seconds and 23 seconds faster than last year’s breaks, respectively.” that’s when my smile turned to a frown.
This year will be the 3rd time I run the Boston Marathon. Because of those faster times, this will also be the 3rd year I start in WAVE 3 Corral 1. I can’t break away from it. I really wanted to bump up to Wave 2 but no. My time was 3:44:37…COME ON!!!
So I say to myself: 1. At least I’m running and 2. There’s my goal for next year. That’s the band aid on the wound.
Quick and Easy Dinner From FOFF.
I would have never thought such a simple meal would receive so many good reviews. The following recipe from Carla Vavala is a fun meal to make and serve. It’s also one where everyone can easily scoop up their fill and make it as they like it. From Fusion of Food and Friends.
I did purchase turkey slices in vegetarian substitute form but we ended up having guests for dinner and there just wasn’t enough room on the table for me to make a separate meal for only one. Since we had my favorite homemade margarita pizza with whole grain crust, I made that my main meal. Oh the suffering…..
- 1 French Baguette – Slice in half length wise then cut diagonally into 4 sections.
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups roast chicken gravy (from a jar or make it yourself)
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup Havarti cheese, shredded
- 2 TBS chopped chives
- 1 TBS whole grain mustard
- 1/2 lb deli turkey off the bone, cooked, chopped/cut up
- 1 cup arugula
Preheat the oven to broil. Brush the baguette sections with olive oil and put under the broiler for about 1 minute. Watch carefully or they will burn. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium low heat, mix the gravy, both cheeses, chives and mustard. Heat for a few minutes then add the turkey. Cook for another 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
To serve, allow everyone to take a baguette section, pour the turkey mixture over it then top with arugula.
What was a big disappointment recently that you used self – talk to get over?