Alright, I’m not going to lie…while I do thoroughly enjoy marathon training, it is quite nice not to have a long run scheduled for Sunday morning. I did run twelve miles yesterday, but seeing as I’m no longer training for a marathon, the pressure is off and I don’t feel so inclined to have to get up in the morning to practice my morning fueling routine and such. Ah, to live like the rest of the non-crazy-running world.
Anyway, I did wake up this morning, and go for a run! Easy five miles. Or…I try to keep it easy and it feels like I’m running slower, but my pace never reflects that. Oops? It was an absolutely beautiful day out in NYC…60’s and sunny with sooo many people out walking along the east river. Sounds good to me!
Sunday, October 17
5.06 miles in 39:11, avg pace of 7:44
For those of you keeping track, that gives me 35 miles for the week after the marathon. Not too shabby, hm? I am generally impressed with how fantastic my legs feel, although they did feel a bit sluggish today so I’m calling tomorrow a rest day. I’m pretty sure I’m due for one.
Anyway, post-run I ended up heading to the Bears’ bar to catch the second half of the game, which can only be summed up by what happened later in the evening. I was walking home from the subway, and a man passed me and said, “Bears?” (In regards to my Bears shirt) I replied with some sort of confirming comment, to which he responded with, “I’m so sorry.” Hahaha. Not a pretty game.
The real excitement was after the game. After seeing Allie mentioned Chelsea Market on her blog, I knew I had to check it out! Food and shops…and food shops! Sounds good to me. I headed over to Chelsea, enjoying the beautiful day and then wandered through the market, which is inside. Lots of different stores ranging from a seafood market to bakeries to kitchen supplies to Italian foods to sandwich places to Thai food. I manage to escape buying something at the bakeries (I have some cupcake failures at home…), but it was really fun to walk around and look at everything…especially since it involved food. :) Of course I couldn’t escape without making purchases, so check out what I got:
Allie actually sent me a picture of this wine a few months back, and I knew that I had to find it, but I never could! I walked into the wine store in Chelsea Market and it was the first thing I spotted. Must be fate. :) I can’t wait to try it!
My roommate in Pennsylvania was Chinese, and she had several soup spoon which I learned to love when eating soup! Lots more room to fill your spoon with yummy soup, so when I saw them in the kitchen supply store, I had to buy some. They’re actually much more red than they look in the picture, which is fabulous. Even better: On Saturday, I found a recipe for a soup I want to make. Fate again!
Any good baker (um, me?) should have an oven thermometer because you never really know if the dial on the oven is correct and the heat of the oven is quite important to have nicely baked goods. I learned this lesson when my cupcakes that I made on Saturday were a wee bit burned. :( Four dollars later, I will hopefully avoid that for good.
Some pretty good finds, and it was fun to walk around. :) Now, time for more football/baseball (so many choices in life!), and then getting ready for my final week of working 8-4 like a normal person. :) I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!