Last night Henri and I went on our first date in weeks! It was so nice to get out together for a few hours. Our first stop was dinner at a nearby restaurant. It is by the gym that I used to go to during the summers throughout college but I’d never made it inside before last night.
The appetizer special was Caprese Arancini – aka fried balls of risotti stuffed with mozzarella and tomatoes. After I saw that on the menu I couldn’t get it out of my head and we HAD to order it! Luckily we got there early because we got the last order of the day and they were delicious!
I am a big fan of BBQ chicken pizza and their version wasn’t the best I’ve ever had but it was still tasty. Since we skipped a salad in favor of the cheesy/fried arancini I really appreciated that it came loaded with a lot of different veggies!
After dinner we headed to the local running store so that I could try out some Saucony sneaks. I haven’t been very happy with my Asics recently (they changed the designs for both of my favorite shoes), and so I’m planning on making the switch to Saucony after I hit the 500 mile mark on my current pair. I really liked both the trainer and racer that I tried out and can’t wait to buy me a pair or two (or two hundred)!
Dessert consisted of ice cream in the car since it was pouring outside! We went to one of my favorite creameries around and I realized that good ice cream is something that is hard to find in California, froyo – yes… but actual, authentic ice cream – no.
Chocolate Oreo, you are the best!
This week was my first full week back running since the marathon. Even though this week was mostly easy runs with a somewhat “long run” yesterday it feels great to be back running everyday. My legs are feeling great and my IT band seems to be back to 100%! I have a PT appointment scheduled this week to get things checked out and have my form evaluated to avoid any strange injury flare ups during my training for Chicago. I’ll keep you posted!
Anywhoo – here’s a snapshot of what this week of training looked it!
Monday – AM: Rest (our flight from Cali arrived at 6:30 am and we went straight to work!) PM: P90X Chest & Back and AbRipperX
Tuesday – AM: 5 miles @ 7:26 pace PM: P90X Plyometrics
Wednesday – AM: 7 miles @ 7:38 pace PM: P90X Shoulders & Arms and AbRipperX
Thursday – 6 miles @ 7:15 pace
Friday – AM: 8 miles @ 7:16 pace PM: P90X Legs & Back and AbRipperX
Saturday – 10 miles @ 7:19 pace (rainy run partially on trails, came back with speckled socks!) 🙂
Sunday – Rest and possibly some light yoga/stretching.
Total Mileage: 36.1 miles Total 2014 miles: 1,075.9/3,000
Ice cream, froyo or gelato?
Cup or cone?
Since I’m in the market for a new pair, what is your favorite sneaker/running shoe?