Yep, this about sums it up.
It’s been a while since I had a lazy afternoon. I’m a little wiped from this week’s mileage, including 18+ this morning. So instead of addressing the long list of moving-related tasks that I made last week, I opted for getting a pedicure – my toes are now the color of lime sherbet!
….followed by laying in bed, eating potato chips, and drinking beer.
Being responsible and productive is overrated.
Today’s EAT: When I rolled in from my morning of long run fun, it was lunchtime. The hubs suggested dim sum – saaaaalt, yessssss. All sorts of dumplings, fritters, noodle-pouches and who knows what else were bathed in soy sauce and quickly consumed. Dim sum is an awesome post-run treat!
When we got home, I was still craving salt, so I munched on a bowl of “exotic” Terra Chips (that I won from Danielle‘s giveaway last week!)
I had never seen the “exotic blend” before and they pretty much taste like normal Terra Chips to me, but whatevs! I love Terra Chips. And salt.
Today’s DRINK: There were two beers in the fridge. Guess who drank them? One for me, one for the hubs?
Nah. Sharing is also overrated. 🙂
Today’s RUN: Eighteen long ones and then some. Whew!
Although I was tired as hell when I dragged myself out of bed this morning, the run was actually fantastic. I met up with a great group of girls from my team and we ran down from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge and back up again on Park Avenue, which was closed for NYC’s Summer Streets thingy. It was great to have so much space to spread out!
My Garmin, however, had a bit of trouble in one little stretch of Midtown, both ways:
I’ve heard that Garmins can have trouble around very tall buildings, so I’m not sure if that was the problem, or what. But I’m pretty sure I did not run a 7:03 mile at any point today. The pacing is a bit suspect in some of the later miles, too. Comparing with other gadgetry among the group (including a couple of non-GPS-based units), I’m guessing the distance is overestimated by about a quarter mile. So I’m calling it 18.4 or so, with an average pace closer to 8:40. Pretty much a perfect long run!
After adding some extra miles with Megan in the park, we reconvened with the others at Equinox on the UES to take advantage of their icy plunge pool. Basically, it is a jacuzzi-shaped tub filled with 50-degree water. And oh holy crap was it cold and painful. At my longest stretch, I think I stayed in for 2-3 minutes. I don’t remember the “ice tub” in my college’s training room ever being that hellacious!
Anyway. Today really highlighted for me how much of a difference running with people can make. Good conversation really makes the miles fly by! *sniff* I’m gonna miss my teammates so much.
Today’s QUESTION: What’s on tap for your weekend? Laziness or productiveness? And also, eating in bed: yay or nay? (I ask this as I brush away the potato chip crumbs from the comforter…)