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Back to the Grind

Posted Sep 29 2009 12:00am

I had the last 3 days off of work, and now I’m back to the daily grind. Gotta love it! I had such a great time with my family this past weekend and was so sad it had to end. But I guess like they say-”All good things must come to an end”.

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On Sunday while my brother and dad were at the Raven’s Game, my mom and I walked around the Baltimore Inner Harbor. It was a beautiful day. For dinner we went to Nick’s Fish House and I had the broiled seafood platter. This restaurant is a hidden gem, and the seafood is really fresh, and very tasty. I normally think seafood platters are bland, but this one was really delicious. I also had a Sam Adams Oktoberfest. I really like pumpkin ales, and Oktoberfest beers, but haven’t had any yet. Can’t wait till the races are over to start enjoying these more! Sorry no pics of dinner, I was taking the day off from blogging! But I did get some good pics of the harbor.

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(You can’t tell from these pictures, but it was absolutely gorgeous that day)

I wanted to do my 13 mile run yesterday, but my right foot has been absolutely killing me lately. It hurts mostly after my runs, but yesterday it was hurting all day. It feels like every time I walk I’m pulling something in the bottom of my foot. It starts to pinch the side of my foot as well. So I decided not to run yesterday, but instead to soak my feet in an Epsom Salt bath. This morning it felt better so I set out for a easy 4 mile run.

I thought this would be easy run but after mile 2 I started to get the worst pain in my left leg. It was so bad that I had to stop a few times and stretch it. I tried to keep going and it took a few times of stopping and stretching, but eventually it went away. I ended up running a little over 4.5 miles with an average of 9:40min/mile. It wasn’t a great run, but it wasn’t horrible either.

Tomorrow I will set out to conquer 13 miles since my first 1/2 marathon is this weekend !!!!! I know what you’re thinking-”you haven’t even run 13 miles yet?” Well I had originally signed up for this first 1/2 marathon as a practice for the race NEXT weekend . It was going to be my first time running 13 miles and I was going to take it nice an easy. But as I’ve been training I thought it might be best to have run 13 miles before I run the race this weekend even if it IS practice.

I was running late this morning so breakfast was eaten in three parts, IN MY CAR mind you.

Cereal Bar-leftover from the giveaways after the race this weekend

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Nuts for some protein

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Apple for some fruit

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Not the best breakfast, but its the best I could do. I always hate going back to work after such a great weekend. I am really going to focus on my goals again this week. I really need to fuel my body with the proper food and make sure I’m getting enough sleep this week. I want to be in the best shape for these next 2 weekends.

I’m making pork for dinner-does anyone have good recipes for pork? I need some help!

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