Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back on track?

I'm hoping that today's 7 miler was a sign that I'm back in the running groove. The week off from running may not have been the smartest thing I've ever done, because the following week when I should have been able to just jump right back into running, I came down with a really bad cold. I did get in a couple of short runs while I was sick but I felt like crap. Today felt better, running wise. I'll take tomorrow off and then back at it Friday..

I have several comments to my post on tamales that should be addressed. Sarah and Greentigress-you guys have never had tamales? Wow! I've lived my whole life in either Texas or California, which means I grew up with tamales, as well as enchiladas, tacos, salsa, burritos-all the yummy goodness that is mexican food. Go find a good mexican restaurant and eat some tamales. Trust me-if they're done properly, they're worth the fat and calories!

Bosco-I know Gilroy well, and they do indeed have a garlic festival with garlic ice cream. I've never been there for the festival, but I know people who have had garlic ice cream and they tell me it's pretty good. If you happen to drive through that area, roll down your car windows. The smell of garlic hangs in the air like perfume!

Stan-Come on over! We'll put you to work wrapping tamales, and you can go home with a dozen or so tamales for your freezer. Bring beer.


BeachRunner said...

Glad you are feeling better. Ease back into those runs and you will be back to where you were in no time.

No tamales for those peeps? Wow. You haven't lived if you haven't had good Mexican food. Same goes for any other major food type (Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, etc).

Stan said...

Have to admit I have never had them. I will have to try them someday. There is a little Mexican restaurant that is across the street from my office. When we do go out to lunch I can never get anyone to go there cause its too authentic. They always want to go to Qdoba or something like that. That isn't real mexican food!! And I can always bring beer :)

Glad you feeling better on the runs. I had a great workout today too and it made me feel so good at work today. I was smiling all day and I didn't even want to be there.

Sarah said...

Yes...I will have to try some. I like in upstate NY...not a great place to find Mexican food. There is a small, family-owned place that I have heard excellent things about...maybe I will take my husband there on our next date night. :)

greentigress said...

Most of the mexican restaurants are tacky and not genuine over here, but i promise to look one up when i'm in London next! I'll need to research it somehow, how do you know they are authentic?

WendyBird said...

Gotta love Gilroy! I have the Garlic Lover's Cookbook from the festival. It says, after Will Rogers drove through Gilroy during the harvest, he said it was, "The only town in America where you can marinade a steak just by hanging in on the close line."