and everything nice. That is my mantra for this post, after yesterday’s explosion of negativity about my race! Here are some positive things about yesterday’s race:
The weather. It was awesome. I don’t think you could have asked for a nicer day for running!
The course. A lap around Central Park, a run down Seventh Av through Times Square, then straight down the West Side Highway to the finish. The park was a little hilly of course, but miles 9-13 were flat as a pancake. Lots of entertainment and fun things to look at. Definitely a great course!
The spectators. While not nearly as jaw-dropping as the crowd for the full marathon, I was still surprised at how many people were out there cheering on a Sunday morning. Thanks, spectators!
Da feet. No agony here! I often get little blisters or at least hot spots from longer runs, but my feet survived this one unscathed. Yay!
See, I can talk about my race in a non-whiny way too! 🙂
In another bout of forward-thinking positivity, I signed up for my next round of races this afternoon! I updated them on my sidebar and also on the brand-spanking-new tab at the top. (The sidebar was getting a little long so I chopped it off.)
5Ks, 10Ks and another shot at the dreaded half-marathon. I’ll nail it next time!
Today’s EAT: I cooked vegetarian for dinner! This is a rare occurrence around here, as the hubs is pretty much a meat addict, but I’ve seen some great looking tofu recipes lately and wanted to give it a shot.
I ended up not using a recipe though, and just improvising to come up with this:
Crispy tofu with peanut sauce and leeks. Over whole wheat spaghetti. I crusted the tofu in panko and pan-fried it in a bit of canola oil; the peanut sauce was a treasure I pulled from the freezer, left over from a huge batch of peanut dip we made for the Super Bowl. Quick, easy, delicious! And cheap – tofu is super inexpensive compared to meat.
Today’s DRINK: I opened a bottle of Tres Pinos Tierra Blanca to have with dinner. And with that, the wine rack is nearly empty. I never got around to my wine run last week; priority for this week!!
Today’s RUN: Day off of running! I went to Iyengar Yoga class this morning. I don’t usually go to this class because compared to the Vinyasa class I usually attend, it’s pretty slow and not as much of a workout. This morning, though, it was the perfect way to stretch out my post-race legs.