Before I talk more about the weekend, here's how the week's training went:
MONDAY - 10 minutes on stationary bike, lift 45 minutes
TUESDAY - Rest
WEDNESDAY - Zumba class, run 3 miles on treadmill
THURSDAY - Run 3 miles on treadmill with ladder incline intervals between levels 3-7
FRIDAY - Yoga class
SATURDAY - 10 minutes incline walking at level 3, lift 45 minutes
SUNDAY - Run 10 miles on treadmill with incline intervals between levels 3-5
I was supposed to run Chicago's Perfect 10 on Saturday morning. However, I wasn't feeling 100% on Friday. To add insult to injury, the forecasted real-feel temperature at race start time was a balmy 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
Marcia and I were supposed to go to the race together, but she ended up making the same decision.
I think it was the right choice for both of us. On race morning, I slept in, felt increased gratitude for the joys of indoor warmth, and later heard about the Black Ice Horror Show that ensued on the path.
I contemplated never running any races in the future again. Ever.
|From L to R: Tony, me, Ed, Madee, Jack, and Shawn (many others not pictured)|
On Sunday, I did 10 miles on the treadmill to make up for missing Saturday's race. The incline work was killer, as it has been for weeks on end. I am both grateful and terrified that there are only three more weeks before the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. (More on the state of my hill-training union later.)
Afterwards, Adam and I went to dinner at Porkchop, which is a Southern-themed restaurant/bar with a location just a few blocks from our home. I absolutely love exploring local neighborhood places - and Porkchop is super fun! Lots of diverse menu options, and the food and service were terrific. It's a really nice, laidback addition to Randolph Street.
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Bacon maple doughnut; the bar; fish tacos and gumbo; and Porkchop's homemade BBQ sauces
(the telltale sign of a quality BBQ establishment, in my opinion).
On that note, I know bacon doughnuts are all the rage these days, but Porkchop's was the first I'd ever tried. Wow!!! Now I completely understand the hype. That bacon maple doughnut alone was worth the price of admission. =D
Tell me about your week/weekend?