Today was the Philly (hometown) marathon and half marathon. For my race coverage each year, I received a race entry a few months ago but shortly after my foot problems began. I find it hard to just skip the race entirely, so I planned to go down and run 4-6 miles. I ended up running 8 because of where my car was parked and at that point, even though I considered running on, 5 miles seemed way too many – I was maxed out! I took the smart way out because I don’t want to re-injure – I love winter running! The most I have ran in the past 2 months has been 4 miles. I think it’s safe to say if I’m trained for a certain distance I can put in a mediocre finish of double that distance. Would you say the same? Most of my performances in the past few years (post #3) have been mediocre with the exception of a few fast 5ks – the motivation is lacking. However, I still find it enjoyable to be in the environment and participate and keep that piece of my pre-kid life alive. My goal is when I’m 40 to train for another marathon in a destination or somewhere fun?? Or at least have strong training for some fast PR half marathons! Right now I’m happy right where I am :) And when I went down to the race alone this morning, I thought hopefully that for the rest of the Philly races, my sister will be joining me starting next year as she plans to move back in 2015. Yay!!
Have you ever started a race planning not to do the whole thing? How did you feel? This is the second time I have deliberately DNF’ed.
This is Laurel – I used to read her blog when she lived in Florida and then she moved to Philadelphia! She is also a photographer and took our family photos in 2011! She ended up moving onto the same street as my friend Abby who was my running partner at the time (maybe around 2008?). I happen to run into her at every race, despite the 20,000 other people that are there! She had a great PR today under 1:45!! LOVE IT!
Philly this morning:
Last week’s meals were a fail. The kids didn’t like most of them and I became frustrated with the non vegetarian/vegetarian set up in our house. I was trying to go dairy-free but found it really hard for the kids. We are at least trying to cut back on the dairy (because of its inflammation qualities) – I have another post reserved for that topic.
This week’s meal planning:
Sunday – roasted garlic soup with the hub’s special homemade bread yum!
Favorite cooler weather recipe with added in greens this fall/winter.
Monday – sesame chicken and rice
go to recipe and one of Bill’s favorites – the kids are iffy on this one.
Tuesday - BBQ chick pea burgers
I Iove these – the kids might eat them if I stick them in a bun with cheese.
Wednesday – Polenta with mushrooms and use the leftovers for my thanksgiving dinner??
Yum! Photo credit: Dana Gallagher – Food and Wine Magazine
Thursday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
A favorite thanksgiving recipe ~
OH SHE GLOWS – SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
photo credit: Oh She Glows
Friday – leftovers!
Saturday – veggie sandwiches or take out!
Two desserts I want to try for thanksgiving!
Pecan Pie Tarts – um yum!!?? Photo credit: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Peanut Butter Pie
photo credit: Detoxinista
What are you making for Thanksgiving! Not this vegetarian’s favorite holiday – I can’t wait for the next one!