Tonight’s run was literally a recovery run; I’d had a bad day and needed to (a) process it and (b) turn it around.
My destination: New York Road Runners headquarters on East 89th Street to pick up my race number for Saturday’s NYRR Mini 10k.
I mapped a 1.5 mile route through Central Park from my apartment to NYRR. It was near 100 degrees and I was one of the only runners in the park. I actually love the heat, so I was reveling in it.
It was a hazy, cloudy heat. Toward the end of my run, I could tell it was about to storm; you could just feel it in the air.
Not a bright sky. I cut back through the park the short way, since it was clear that a summer storm was brewing. I made it home before the crazy thunder and lightning struck. Just 2 miles in all, the first in 8:55 and the second in 9:30, but it was exactly what I needed.
Dinner was last minute and delicious. It made up for last night’s attempted curry, which looked beautiful but was WAY too spicy.
Daniel and I made this with our friends Jayme and Roaine, and we’d done something similar before… just throwing together lots of veggies to simmer in some coconut milk and experimenting with the spices. We messed this one up though. It was pretty much inedible and had us all in tears. Ah well.
So I suppose tonight’s dinner was a recovery dinner too. We had a salad at a restaurant in Chicago last December that was amazing and we’ve been talking about recreating it ever since. This wasn’t exactly it, but it incorporated the element we loved: raw brussels sprout leaves.
Daniel diligently tore all the little leaves off the sprouts, while I chopped up some roasted beets and whipped up a dressing (grainy mustard, balsamic, olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper). We added finely sliced onion, slivered almonds, and goat cheese. So good.
You know what else is good? The awesome t-shirt I get to wear on Saturday.
A pink race t-shirt that is actually cut to fit? It may not be a technical t-shirt, but this is already my favorite race tee of all time. Adorable.
Can’t wait to show it off on Saturday. Anyone else running the Mini?