This weekend consisted of running and eating, and that’s about it. I ran the Al Gordon Classic 4 mile race in Prospect Park on Saturday, it was my friend, Megan’s very first race and she killed it out there. I’m so proud of her! She’s already signed up for a 10k in April 🙂
I woke up at 5:30 am on Saturday morning to run a 4 mile race, seems crazy, right? Well, traveling from Queens to Brooklyn is ridiculously tedious and it takes an hour train ride, but luckily we got there around 7:30 and had some time to check our bags, find Leticia and head into the corrals. I decided to to run this race sans Garmin, which I never do, so I figured why not try it out on a 4 mile race.
The race flew by! I pushed myself and missed a PR by 13 seconds. Oh well, it was a great race anyway and the best part was the delicious brunch we had after. It was a long, cold walk to Tom’s Restaurant in Brooklyn, but it was well worth it. The food was delicious and pretty damn cheap.
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, and beef sausage
The rest of Saturday consisted of a nap, buying a new wireless router, and going out with my good friend,s Nick and Em to try some new Empire beers at Sunswick to kick off NYC beer week.
Due to a later start, I got 9 1/2 glorious hours of sleep going into Sunday. I met up with Carla at the Williamsburg Bridge at 10:30 so we could run long together. We intentionally picked a hilly ass route and I was really feeling it at the end. I was pretty happy with it, even though there were some really low moments. I did 16 miles and averaged a 9:43 pace.
Carla peaced out after 10 miles and those last 6 miles were filled with doubt, my pace slowed down a bunch, but I pushed through as much as I could. I did not want to give up. I’m trying to work on running my long runs a tiny bit faster than normal, but also still having some energy left at the end for maybe a few MGP miles.
Brunch on Sunday was more like lunch, since I didn’t get back from my run until 1:45, but I met up with my friends Em, and Megan and we went to Queens Comfort. Unfortunately we had to wait like 45 minutes to get seated and my stomach was ready to eat itself before I even got there. It was torture.
I downed 2 cups of their strong, dark coffee and demolished this Thick Cut Brioche Custard French Toast with Cinnamon Sugar Butter, and Maple Syrup. It was perfect. Except for that big glob of excess butter that came with it.
It’s also time to retire my current pair of running shoes. I’m onto a new pair of the same brand and model; Mizuno Wave Rider 15s, but this time I got another yellow pair.
Since my husband works night shift, I’ve been cooking dinner for one and most nights I make some sort of egg scramble, they are so quick and easy. Last night’s included 3 eggs, brussels sprouts and mushrooms, and then it was topped with sriracha sauce and avocado.