My Sunday in a nutshell (or not...):
10k - I decided to run my 10k "race" along the West Side Highway instead of going all the way to the Park. The WSH is a mere 10-15 min walk from my apartment, and I thought it'd be the perfect place to to get in 6.2 miles as easily as possible. After a very large everything bagel and a Bones episode, I got dressed, filled my camelbak for the first time ever, and headed out. It was beautiful, sunny and a frigid 35 degrees with a windchill of who-knows-what-but-it-was-friggin-cold. My run was so-so. Not particularly good, not particularly bad (no bra strap-snapping - hooray!). I was pretty much frozen by the time I was done, and when I spotted the new New York Burger Co. at 10th Ave, I knew I had to stop in. After defrosting, I ordered a black bean burger and fries (best fries EVER) and headed home. Which brings me to my next topic...
Veggie Burgers - Why can't anyone in NYC make a decent veggie burger? I've ordered several, and they are all the same - MUSHY, blah, and incapable of staying together. SO annoying. Austin, on the other hand, makes EXCELLENT veggie burgers. Hut's, P. Terry's, East Side Cafe... I miss you. NY Burger Co's was, of course, a massive disappointment. Never. Again.
Question 4 Runners - My runs this week were all less than stellar. More than anything, I just felt tired and unable to master the distances each required. I want to blame the fact that this is the first week I've actually done all the other workouts I'm supposed to for my training, and because of that, my body is tired, sore and flipping out at the thought of having to run on top of yoga, pilates, 30 Day Shred, pushups and then some. Runners, please tell me that's what it is and that my body will catch up and realize all this other stuff is supposed to make me a better runner instead of a runner who wants to die at the thought of running more than 1 mile at a time??
Weekend - The rest of my weekend has been productive, relaxing and shop-y. I scored some nice spin shoes at Sid's Bike Shop for 40% off (plan to go to Spin on Wednesday and can't wait!!), and I bought a waterproof/wind-shielding and incredibly cute and surprisingly flattering running jacket at Lululemon for a kind of outrageous price. BUT, in my defense, these are two things that have been on my list, AND they completely fit into my budget. So THERE.
EXCITED to have Monday off!!! I plan to meet my friends in TriBeCa to WRITE and then to go to a hot yoga class at my gym. Do you have Monday off? Any fun plans??