Both my blogging and running are mired in the summer doldrums. Possible also partly because I have been very busy at work which is a good thing in this economy! I'm managing to eke out 3 or 4 miles every second day (at best); this pesky left knee is just not getting back to 100%. Maybe I will have to live with 80% for a few weeks more - it took many weeks to run it into a problem, it will probably take as many to get out of it.
Kathleen, on the other hand, is doing a sterling job preparing for the Mohawk-Hudson Marathon on 10 Oct. She managed her first (ever!) 50 mile last week, capped off with a 19 miler on Saturday morning and then another 10 miles on Sunday. I tagged along for 4 of the 10 on Sunday at Terry Hershey Park. On Saturday morning I was out there too with some Gatorade, cold towels, freshly cut orange slices, a few Fig Newtons and some pretzels. It felt good to be on the giving as opposed to be on the receiving end, for once. I'm not a big 'sagger' as I am usually running myself. So Kathleen, don't get too used to the idea of yours truly hanging out there with a bucket full of cold water... :-) Enjoy it while it lasts.
Last weekend the townhouse smelled like a barbecue joint as I tried three different vegan barbecue recipes, from the internet (where else) and from 1000 Vegan Recipes. The Barbecue tempeh sandwiches turned out ok - more like a BBQ sloppy joe than anything else, but certainly ok. Another version of BBQ Tempeh (from 1000 Vegan Recipes) was likewise pretty tasty - even though I used a different barbecue sauce from Veganomicon. And then finally I think we hit the jackpot with Eddie G's BBQ 'Beef' Sandwiches. Very spicy just like the real (Texas) thing! Now if only I could find a recipe for Field of Green's BBQ sandwich - killer.