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!

Monday:
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.

5 comments:

  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!

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  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?

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  3. Boooo- hope today's went better!

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  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!!

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  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.

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