1) I WISH the coffees from this morningâ€™s breakfast (see below) were Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Alas, they were just regular French press coffee. Not quite the same, but still delicious. Iâ€™m thinking about buying some sort of Pumpkin Spice syrup so I can make PSL-ish coffees at home.
2) Yes, I realized I was suppose to run a 5K this morning to make up for last weekâ€™s disastrous 5K (see recap). I forgot to blog about my decision to forgo the race! $25 for another 5K seemed steep, and my mom came into town. Additionally, I didnâ€™t want to screw up my marathon training schedule to run another fast 5K (sprinting for 3.1 miles pretty much means the two days before and one day after the race are shot for long distances as I recover). So, I decided to let my 5K record of 23:46 standâ€¦ for now. :) In exchange, I signed up for a Half Marathon on September 25. Itâ€™s a local race and reportingly VERY hilly. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll break my Half record of 1:58:45, but it should be great training for the hilly marathon Iâ€™m tackling in December.
Oh yeaâ€¦ and Iâ€™m never going to be bib #13 again. Itâ€™s bad luck!
So â€“ two questions.
1) How the heck do I make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home?
2) At what point do you think a previous personal record (PR) becomes null and void? Meaning â€“ when Iâ€™m 50, can I still claim PRâ€™s from when I was 24? What is the life expectancy on PRs â€“ 5 years? 10 years? Post-pregnancy? (I realize not everyone is as focused on time and I do run some races just for fun, but I also care about PRs! I just canâ€™t help it â€“ I think self-competition is fun.)