She’s a Runner, Rebel and a Stunner.Posted: August 17, 2010
I spent quite a while this afternoon transferring my blogroll to Google Reader. I have no idea why it never dawned on me before to do that instead of clicking through my “Lovely Around the Web” page every day to read updates. I’m a little slow sometimes.
Conversely, I wanted dinner to be quick. Thus, my Garden Hodgepodge Orzo Salad was born.
- 8 ounces cooked orzo pasta
- 10 baby carrots, cut into chunks
- 1 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup sliced pickled beets
- 1 – 16 ounce can organic pinto beans
- 1 – 16 ounce can organic cannelini beans
- Balsamic Vinaigrette of choice – to taste
Nomulous. (What the hell is nomulous supposed to mean? NOM + Fabulous? I have no idea. I really need to think before I let words tumble out of my mouth/fingers. Although I’m too bemused by that particular “word” to backspace it into oblivion.)
It was interesting to read what you all had to say about getting burnt out on a hobby and losing your passion for various pastimes. All of you seem to have such a level-headed opinion regarding allowing yourself some distance/leaves of absence to maintain the desire to do it in the first place.
I love running. I really do. I love that I’m capable of cranking out 5+ miles, I love the endorphin high, and I love the sense of accomplishment it brings.
I don’t love that I’ve been pushing myself to a point where it no longer was enjoyable. I was focused on the end (X time or Y distance) and not on the means – the actual enjoyment of the sport and the good feelings it brought my body. When, in the near future, I get it in my head to get back on to the concrete, I’m going to keep the latter as my motivation.
What are your tips for avoiding exercise burnout?