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.
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
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.