Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Weekend without a Long Run

My right leg is currently fighting off a marathon-ruining injury. I could be exaggerating. But I have broken a bone training for a half marathon before. And twingy pain in a pretty localized area scares me. So I'm trying to shut down the running/spinning train for now, until the pain is 100% gone.

So it was the first weekend since the  beginning of june without a long run.

except that I ran a 5K on saturday. Without much pain, without a garmin, going pretty darn slow, and enjoying getting sprayed with food-dyed corn starch. which may or may not have been a good idea. time will tell.

On Saturday, I woke up incredibly early to run the Color Me Rad 5k at solider field. (entry fee won in a giveaway from Running in the Windy City. Thanks _____!) packet pick up was in the burbs, and I was not feeling a 1.5 hour commute on public transit out of the city to get my packet. So race-day pick up it was. Packet pickup was slow, but decently efficient. I had my bib within a half hour or so.

The race itself was a good loop, with water at the half way point, which I graciously stopped to drink, as I failed to drink water before the race. There were no volunteers at the water point, just pint sized water bottles from costco in kiddy pools. it was super effective for an untimed race.

After the race, my knack for finding all things free swag was in full force. I ended up with an apex water bottle at the race.

I decided I would walk from solider field to the Green city market, as my weekends in chi are numbered. On my way, I stumbled upon a target giveaway at the beach. SOLD. I ended up with a meal pack, and a bag full of sunscreen, fruit snacks, and cheddar crackers.

Then was the farmers market, full of its fresh produce glory.

I got home later that afternoon, spent a few hours planted on my butt watching pretty little liars on netflix instant, and then headed to whole foods to pick up a few things (mainly ice cream. priorities people!).

Sunday morning I woke up early, of course, had no long run on the agenda. but i did have a to do list.

I decided I wanted an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox for breakfast, and was all dedicated to procuring the ingredients for that breakfast feast. except that the bagels i bought had something green on them. and i didnt discover this until i got home.

so back to the jewel it was. where i found out it was frosting from the cupcakes they bake (and frost?) on the same tray. so I was ready to eat my bagel anyway. and then there it was, a breakfast food truck right in front of me.

I was sold.

I got the scoundrel - an awesome breakfast sandwich filled with egg, turkey, bacon, cheese, and spinach. on a PRETZEL ROLL. it was to die for.

The rest of the day? Killing that to do list. cleaning, and watching more PLL's, and working on law school journal stuff.

Culminated in ice cream and pizza/cheese bread delivery to my door.

So yes, my weekend of finding substitutions for running went really well.

This week? not going as well. which sucks. but that's another post.


  1. sounds like a perfect weekend tbh. what episode are you on!?