After my conference wrapped up, I headed to a party at my friend J's house. Since J and her husband own a grill, I decided to make my very first kabob recipe. I had been looking forward to making kabobs, because a while back I made a very silly purchase:
Caribbean Chicken Kabobs. The online recipe suggests "Caribbean jerk seasoning" but my cookbook called for "Key West-style seasoning blend." I could NOT find Key West-style seasoning blend... and this website of discontinued McCormick products suggests that it might not really exist, haha. I decided to mix my Cajun seasoning with a Caribbean seasoning I found at the grocery store. I think this recipe turned out well, but it would have been better with more seasoning. I didn't actually measure out 3 tablespoons so it's possible I didn't use enough. I'm starting to learn that I don't really like measuring. Oops. Anyway, I did most of the prep before I got to J's house so that all I would have to do there is pop pieces on the skewers and grill away! Note to self: the points of skewers are SHARP. I definitely poked myself about 20,000 times and have a little mark on my finger. At least I didn't bleed on my food!
Washington and Old Dominion Trail. So, this morning before I hit the road, I obviously had to go for a run on it! Since I ran 3 miles on Friday and only 1.9 on Monday, I figured I should do somewhere around 2.0-2.5. Unfortunately, my muscles were pretty sore this morning. The first 15 minutes or so were fine, but after that I was in pain. I ended up going about 2.2 miles in 27:18, which included 7 minutes of walking.
As for the trail itself, I have mixed feelings. There were a LOT of bikers out and it's fairly narrow, so I was definitely afraid that I was going to be killed by a cyclist! I like running on trails though, and having various plant life to look at!
I was kind of disappointed with myself for not pushing through, but my right ankle really hurt! I didn't want to injure myself... especially because I had a 5 hour drive immediately following my run! This evening I am still sore but not in pain, so hopefully I'll be ready to go on Tuesday morning. I'm hoping now that I'm (mostly) back in town I can get back to my normal Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday schedule!