Mon 10/21 – rest
Tues 10/22 – 6ish mi / fast enough
Out the door after work before the sun went down. Nothing special, I’ll take it.
Wed 10/23 – cross: flag football Princeton IM league championships
We won!! 😀 So I somehow managed to be roped into playing flag football again tonight. I figured what the hell, it’s the last game of the season, why not? It was cold (50F…god, I’m becoming a sissy…) and there were extra girls so I wasn’t on the field the whole time. I can’t say I caught a single pass or did a whole hell of a lot on defense to be perfectly honest, but we won! 🙂 And I came away with a lovely bright orange Princeton Tigers Champion t-shirt. That’s what this is all for anyway, right?
Thurs 10/24 – 12 mi / fast enough
I’m 30, I’ve been wearing a bra for 20 years (or something like that) and yet somehow I still manage to forget to pack the damn thing when I’m loading all of the other running essentials into my bag in the morning. Really? This is like packing half a shoe! What is wrong with me? Anyway, I needed to get the run in and I needed to learn a lesson, so after work I set off for the 6 mile run home to change and then run back. So, only half of the run was totally out of control (this is really all that I could have taken of this) and although I finished cold (again, it’s like 50F…I need to stop using the c word) and in the dark, at least it got done. I was actually feeling pretty good at the end, which was a nice consolation prize (this may or may not have had something to do with the packages of fruit snacks that I gobbled down while I was at home…)
Fri 10/25 – rest
Rest = off to NYC for my 30th birthday party!! 🙂
Sat 10/26 – rest
Rest = participating in my 30th birthday party!! 🙂
So I’m just going to start by putting it out there that I was VERY BAD this weekend.
a) I did not run today. None. Zero. Zilch. I did spend the morning walking to and across the Brooklyn Bridge though.
b) I threw my 30th birthday party dinner at Cacio e Pepe that began with having my fill of the most delicious Italian cibo (this includes homemade tonnarelli tossed in pecorino and served out of a cheese wheel…
…as well as the best pumpkin ravioli you’ll EVER eat). For a full review, be patient, there will be/may be one on here soon(ish).
c) 4 words: Hooka Bar Bottle Service.
Here are a few more words (and photos to replace more words — as they are generally far more
embarrassing and incriminating consise and illustrative than just the words) to take you through the next parts of the evening…
I know I know … for shame!
But also super fun…
…and not something I’ll do again…or at least not for a very long time…
d) And then there were beers and dancing…
e) And closing out the night by scarfing red velvet cupcakes (thank you Samia!!)
Sun 10/27 – 7 mi through Central Park 🙂
This morning Team CEMS drug their asses out of bed and climbed into our team uniform for a run around Central Park.
It was fantastic 🙂 It was calm and cool out and I had the best running company ever. 🙂 Of course it wasn’t the long run that I was supposed to do, and I might pay dearly for this in 3 weeks, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
After the run it was off to brunch at Friedman’s. The wait was a bit long (>30 min for 5 hungary people) but the food and coffee were perfect. I had the Southern Breakfast which was…
Full disclosure is that my food was actually just ok. After sampling everyone elses’ food though, I feel qualified to testify that overall, the food was fantastic. Per usual, there will be a review…someday…
Total mileage = 25 mi
Not what I needed for the last high mileage week. But, you know what? I also needed a sweet 30th birthday party (yes people, this was a need, not a want) and even I know that at some point we have to make choices. I know/think/hope/know that I made the right choice on this one 🙂 (Ask me about this on the afternoon of Nov 17th…on second though, maybe not…)
Threads – tanks and tees, running skirts or capris for the chilly mornings, + compression for the long runs and Mizunos (Wave Creation 11s and Wave Elixer 6s)