My weekend was full of good eats + good activities, plus one bad thing that I’ll share at the end. Because who wants to read about my downs?
Friday, my boyfriend and I went for a run. I was feeling great and just went with it – ended up at 4 miles.
While they weren’t all negative splits, it was clear to me that I was at my perfect pace in the middle there. It was a great way to enjoy my Friday night. Then we went to see The Internship, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Hilarious. 🙂
On Saturday morning, my 5K crew and I went to the Strong for Life Super Hero Sprint at Piedmont Park! CA and I ran two miles to the race with a fast pace of 8:45. She is SPEEDY and I was struggling to hold that pace.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the left and Spiderman on the right. Both little boy’s T shirts. Rocking!
Lots of great super hero costumes.
I also can safely say that slutty Halloween costumes are not meant to be used for running. At all. Good to note.
Mollie even PR’ed, we think. Ha!
Maybe it was because her boyfriend was there to cheer her on! NIM, NIM, NIM! 🙂
Then, CA and I ran home to make my mileage 7 for the day. I must confess, it took a lot out of me. I haven’t been doing long runs for a few months and while this isn’t really a ‘long’ run, it’s more than I’m used to doing lately. Phew! In order to fully and properly recover, my boyfriend and I went out to sushi and indulged as much as we could!
Spicy Tuna – my favorite roll ever!
That was something random they just brought us for free! It was so good. Then we went to a little local neighborhood concert. Adorable way to end the night.
Sunday I tried something new. I haven’t been on a bike in a very long time but have been itching to give it a try. Luckily I found one I can borrow until I get my own, and I must say, it is my new favorite activity.
We were at about 6 miles and decided to go a little longer because it was so enjoyable. It was slow, but it was fun! After about ten miles, a ridiculous monsoon came through and fortunately for us, we were almost home. Ah, nothing beats a bike ride in the rain. Oh wait, everything does? You’re right. Ain’t nobody got time to run/bike/whatever in the rain. Yuck.
And now for the promised negativity in my post. I feel like I may have injured myself over the past week or so. My left Achilles is aching like crazy and yesterday, I couldn’t really do much walking, hence the bike ride instead of a run. I’m not sure what to do about it other than rest it, ice it, compress it and elevate it (RICE it, baby!) and hope it heals its little self up. I think it’s maybe just a strain? Ain’t nobody got time for an injury, for reals. But seriously, I don’t want this to worsen.
Anyone have any advice for this kind of injury?
Who’s your favorite super hero? I’m all about Marvel – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor. Yummy.
Favorite sushi roll? Wasabi or not?