Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend Roundup + Monday's Eats

I will start by saying that I had a fabulous weekend, minus a few snafu's (I have no idea if that is spelled correctly or not). Saturday I set a new PR in a 5k race and then spent the rest of the day lazily studying on the sun-filled patio of our local Starbucks. Then I did some cleaning and we went to dinner at a friends house and had a great evening!

Sunday morning I got up and was lazy for a while before finally setting off for my supposed 17 miler. Last week, I had a horrible long run and I was really hoping this one would be better. It was worse.

I don't know what is wrong with me, but I could only manage 7 miles!! I turned around half way and decided that the bridge would just kill me so I whimpered home. I was experiencing horrible side stitches that I couldn't manage to shake. I was devastated, but I am not going to dwell on it because I have a plan for this week that will hopefully redeem me. I will share if it indeed does redeem :)

After this horrible run, since I wasn't as sore as I was expecting to be, I quickly showered and Matt and I picked up lunch from Saffron Bakery & Deli (one of my new faves) and headed to Battery Park to picnic! Food was great (I had the Veggie Pita which has hummus, cucumbers, parsley I think, feta cheese and sprouts plus a side salad and Matt had the Turkey Club with Potato Salad that looked fab!), weather was fantastic (in the mid 70s) and we just had a nice time.

Battery Park

We then walked around downtown for a while just enjoying our city :) We also did our weekly shopping and spent too much because we didn't plan out our week...definitely getting back on board with that next Sunday. We spent almost exactly $100!! Of course, we did have to buy some cleaning supplies as well, but I was NOT happy about that total.

Last night we made home made pizzas and watched Amazing Race!

This morning I made a bowl of Total with blueberries and Light Soy Vanilla Milk. It was yummm mostly because I haven't been eating too much cereal lately and I haven't had Soy Milk around in forever! AND it kept me full until 1 PM today!

For lunch, I had leftover pizza and a small side salad.

On my pizza, I had:
  • Steamed spinach as the base layer
  • Mozzarella cheese made with skim milk
  • Black olives
  • Diced onions & peppers
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • Balsamic marinated tofu chunks
In my salad I had butter lettuce, leftover diced bell pepper and onion, cucumbers and a few black olives. I used Wish Bone Spirtzers in Caesar as my dressing. (This is what I use most of the time at work, when at home I make my own.)

Next time I will add garlic and more spinach! But all in all WAY better than last week's. Plus, I didn't burn it! BONUS :) Tonight I will be making more shrimp stir fry with brown rice!

As far as my running prognosis goes, I am at the very least, deflated about my performance yesterday. I had a great week in running up until Sunday, so all I can think of is that I am letting my nerves get in the way. It is now crunch time for this marathon with only 53 days away!

Hopefully I will have some good news to write on here this week regarding running...and hopefully it will be good news on something longer than 6 miles! GAH.

Hope everyone has a great Monday.


  1. Fantastic new PR! You look very cute in the photo below, too. :) Ugh, horrible runs are so disappointing. But even they make us better runners. Have a great day!

  2. I'm sorry your long run was crappy. Do you think you were just fatigued from pushing it on the 5k the day before?

  3. Boooo- hope today's went better!

  4. Sorry your run wasn't as good as you hoped! I found your blog through the chic runner. I am a runner also, coming back from an ankle injury, basically having to start from scratch! I love reading all the running blogs out there, great for motivation! Well just wanted to say hi and am looking forward to following your training!!

  5. Don't be deflated about the long run. We all get them. PLUS, you did just smoke a 5K the day before - your legs probably out of juice.