Oh hello. Good Sunday morning to you.
Before I say another word, Red Mango shared my instagram photo from the other day on their facebook page.
I feel so famous and honored and happy that I won’t even mention once again how upset I am about Red Mango raising their prices to the point where my weekly parfait is starting to cost more than my favorite salad at The Cheesecake Factory.
Oh yes, I certainly had this salad last night. It is so simple yet just the best combination of ingredients that I will never get enough. It is also the perfect throw together summertime meal that I have every intention of making it at least one night this week for dinner.
No no, you didn’t miss my birthday just yet. I just like to start celebrating a few days in advance.
I mean, I never turn down the opportunity for Linda’s Fudge Cake covered in ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge and chocolate chips but when you are only six days away from your birthday, you make sure the waiter knows so you receive special treatment in the form of pretty sprinkles, a birthday message written in fudge and a cherry on top.
Truth be told, I really needed that dessert last night.
My long run yesterday was glorious in terms of the weather and comfortable in terms of apparel (you need the Nike skirt) but my legs were slightly tired.
I only say slightly because overall I felt great but I did notice right away a behind-the-scenes fatigue. As I should.
This was a high mileage week mainly because the weather each morning was just too nice for me to resist.
Monday – 6.50 miles
Tuesday – 6 miles
Wednesday – light elliptical cross-train
Thursday – 7 miles
Friday – 6 miles
Saturday – 13 miles
Almost forgetting the ten-mile race last Sunday. Yikes.
I have reached the point in my routine where I rarely feel the after effects of my long runs. I can usually dilly dally around town during the day and night but by the time I sat down for dinner last night, I felt it. Just that overall tired and achy feeling.
Until I ate dessert. Suddenly I felt so much better. I got up from the table to walk to the car and I swear to you my body felt rejuvenated.
I know I often say how important a nutrient-dense diet is for your health and your running but I truly believe in moderation which includes your favorite foods. For me it is dessert, especially Linda’s Fudge Cake done up sundae style.
There is something about a giant slab of chocolate fudge cake and ice cream that does the body good.
We are off to the beach this morning, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Do you keep track of your mileage?
Favorite indulgences after a long run?
Do you let the waiters sing happy birthday to you at restaurants?