Hope everyone is managing to stay cool this weekend!
“Ugh” is how I would describe the last couple of days, including Saturday morning’s long run.
Or just “hot as balls.”
I woke up at 5:42 a.m. and it was already 84 degrees outside, but I knew the run needed to get done and that I could do it if I took it slow.
So I had a banana with a little chocolate peanut butter and a sprinkle of salt (in anticipation of a TON of sweat loss)
Stretched, grabbed my bottle of frozen Gatorade and left my apartment before I could convince myself otherwise.
Not gonna lie, the run was rough. I kept the pace super easy, which is probably the only reason I made it through and finished fairly strong.
Much slower than any long run I’ve had in a while, but I’ll take it. I think toughing it out during runs like this really help build us up mentally for hard races. I know I’ll remember this one in particular during, oh, mile 24 on November 6.
I was a sweat machine by the time I got home – literally my socks were sloshing in my shoes and I was dripping everywhere. A lot of Gatorade was necessary.
And so was an ice bath, followed by the usual – Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter and berries
Besides the promise of air conditioning and a delicious breakfast, visions of visiting the UES’ new Fairway helped get me through the run and gave me something to look forward to.
Basically, it’s everything I dreamed of and more. I visited Fairway on the day it opened and got a few things, but Saturday I aimed to get more of my usual stuff.
And I seriously die for the produce section – fresh and delivered daily
Everything was so organized! I also love the coffee section, where you can pick out what kind of beans you want and have them freshly ground.
I was kind of worried Fairway wouldn’t have all of the foods I usually get at Whole Foods, but they do and then some.
Tons of fresh fish with reasonable prices
And a large selection of Barbara’s cereals (namely Peanut Butter Puffins, which I’m slightly obsessed with…)
It may be weird to (still) be this excited about a grocery store, but having a place like this so easily accessible is such a change for me. And I guess you all know by now that I get super jazzed about food-related things 🙂
It was really strange not going to Whole Foods this weekend, and I kind of feel like I’m cheating on it (him?). But I’ll still visit every once and a while – nothing beats the Whole Foods salad bar!
When I gave the check out girl my reusable bags (from Whole Foods) to use, she gave me a free Fairway one instead.
Good job, Fairway marketing peeps.
The rest of my day involved not going outside for longer than 10 minutes, hydrating and having a delicious and fun dinner/froyo date 🙂
Question: Did you run long this weekend? How’d it go?