This week has been a bit busy and I haven't been making my usual rounds in the blogosphere, but I'll be back on track soon!
Yesterday was a pretty spectacular day. The weather was incredible, I met some interesting people, and things were just generally good. That all changed in the evening. On my way back from picking up my Scotland Run 10K number at the NYRR office, my heel started to ache. Badly. It was feeling a lot better earlier in the day so I was feeling optimistic. While Woody and I watched Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (another inspiring episode), I had to make a disappointing decision. I couldn't run the race. By that time, I was in quite a bit of pain and I knew that if I want any chance of running the half at the end of the month, I couldn't make it worse by running today. Is a runner who doesn't run still a runner? That question has been racing through my mind all day. This morning was pretty bad too, but I went to the gym with Woody and started on the stationary bike, which seems to help a lot. The pain is on and off, sometimes very painful and sometimes I feel absolutely fine. It's incredibly frustrating. Ice. Stretch. Massage. Ice. Stretch. Massage. I really didn't enjoy seeing runners still wearing their bibs after the race this morning. I admit, I was jealous. Well, really, I was just disappointed in myself. I just want to run.
On a nicer note, I was able to try another new recipe last night. I made a tomato gratin from the Food Network Magazine. It turned out well and was pretty easy to make. I usually shy away from recipes that call for breadcrumbs, but I figure by putting a slice of my whole grain bread in the food processor, it would be fairly healthy. Plus, the combination of olive oil, grape tomatoes and garlic is nutrient packed. With the thyme from the cupboard and by using the feta we had on hand rather than parmesan, we had all the ingredients in our kitchen already! Very simple. I'm sure we'll make this again.
Across the street from the farmers market this morning was this scene:
Definitely don't see a bagpiper playing on the street every day! Even in New York.
We'll be watching the Spartans play Butler later on this evening. What are you up to today?
I'll leave you with one last picture from the farmers market.
Workout Stats -
3x10 ea. bicep & hammer curls on bosu ball
3x10 side arm raise
3x10 seated row
lots of stretching