Hello! How are we all doing today? I’m doing much better than I was first thing this morning!
I slept absolutely terrible last night. I tossed and turned all night and just couldn’t get into that deep sleep that I have come to know and love. I feel like I woke up every single hour and didn’t get a wink of sleep.
When it was finally time to get up, I knew that I had a little cold coming on. My throat felt scratchy and I just felt under the weather. Guess what? I went running anyways!
Distance: 11.19 miles
Average Pace: 7:54 per mile
This run truly made be a believer that running is the cure for the common cold. I always go running when I have a cold because I am so stubborn. I have to be pretty damn sick to skip a run! If I am feeling under the weather, I usually just take it easy for a few days until the symptoms pass, which is usually rather quickly. But to be truly honest, I almost never get sick. I get sick once every few years and it usually knocks me out for a week or so, but other than that, I just never get sick. Maybe the sniffles here and there, but it will last a day at most. I like to think it is my healthy living habits such as eating well, exercising, and just remaining clean. Remember I am clean freak
I felt pretty terrible when I woke up today though. I am not sure if I had a little cold or if it was because I didn’t sleep well. I think I was coming down with something over night and that’s why I didn’t sleep well. Who knows though?
My original plan was just to keep it really easy today and run somewhere in the range of 8 miles. Is it sad I consider that a short run? Anything around an hour feels short for me these days! Haha. Anyways, once I got moving, my symptoms started to clear up almost immediately and I was symptom free throughout the entirety of the run. Once I hot 7 miles and I was almost home, I took a turn down another street and added in another loop. I had the time, so why not?
When I got home, I was afraid the symptoms would return, but thankfully they never did. I’ve had runs in the past where exercising “masked” the symptoms (adrenaline?) and they returned after I was finished, but not today! I felt great all day
What do you think about running when you are sick Nay or yay? Do you use the “above the neck test”?
During work today, I talked with someone from Zensah and they have partnered with me to sell their compression socks on OpenSky! I am so pumped!
If your not sure what compression socks are, you can read my review here.
I had a craving for some seafood tonight, so I cooked a fish that I am quite unfamiliar with. I have had swordfish before, but I have never cooked it. Apparently you are only suppose to eat it a few times a year due to the mercury content, but since I can’t remember the last time I had it, I think I am in the clear.
1/2 cup white wine
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
4 (4 ounce) swordfish steaks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 slices lemon, for garnish
Stir wine, garlic, and 1 teaspoon rosemary together in an 8 inch square baking dish. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place in the baking dish, turning to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
In a small bowl, stir together the lemon juice, olive oil, and remaining rosemary. Set aside.
Preheat grill for medium heat.
Transfer fish to a paper towel-lined dish, and discard marinade. Lightly oil grill grate to prevent sticking. Grill fish 10 minutes, turning once, or until fish can be easily flaked with a fork. Remove fish to a serving plate. Spoon lemon sauce over the fish, and top each fillet with a slice of lemon for garnish.
The herbs totally made this dish.
The fish was so tender that I could cut it with a fork. I love that
Have you ever had swordfish before? What did you think of it?