Today was a huge milestone in my running career. It was my first post-marathon, 3.69 mile run. I'll never forget it. Acutally, the run wasn't the best part of the morning although George and I were feeling pretty frisky, bringing it home in 12:52 average pace. Let me tell you about the best part of the morning.
Imagine all the good stuff you see on the shelves at Whole Foods and all the selection of good and healthy food from Central Market. Then take all that good healthy whole food and prepare every imaginable breakfast/brunch food you could possibly eat. Then put it all out on a huge buffet and serve fresh ground organic coffee, hot tea made from a custom blend of fresh tea leaves mixed right at your table. Then add an omlette bar and use fresh EVOO instead of butter to grease the pan and add turkey, fresh veggies, and cheese. Oh, and offer fresh egg whites if your watching your fat and cholesterol. Put all that and more together and you've got my new favorite breakfast restaraunt, Sandy's Produce Market & Vitamins.
That's right. It's a grocery store. I laughed when I waslked in because Catherine is always admonishing that when you shop at the grocery store, stay to the outside aisles, around the perimeter of the store. Well, at Sandy's THAT's where ALL the groceries are and the center of this open-spaced store is taken up by dining tables the food islands. When I tell you that is is the most healthy assortment of fresh foods I've ever seen presented, I'm not kidding. At first, I was watching my choices but it got to where EVERYTHING I chose was completely healthy so I just quit worrying about it and ate. I highly recommend this restaraunt. I don't remember but I think they serve lunch and dinner too. Oh, and get this. $8.50. I still don't believe that.
The run? Well, let me just say it was hard to hold back. After begin off my feet as much as possible and only running 2 miles on Thursday, I was feeling pretty good today. And the weather was absolutely perfect for running. I took it reasonably easy but still managed what felt like an effortless 12:52 pace. But, easy does it now. I'm still recovering so don't look for that kind of running until another week or so has passed.
Venue - Cullen Park (with 20+ Striders aboard)
Total distance - 3.69 miles
Time - 47:43
Average pace - 12:52
May run again tomorrow, very easy. Or, may do a little bike ride. Or, I may just walk. Or, I may do some laps in the pool. We'll see.
Party tonight at Pony's!!! Woohoo!!!
Oh, and welcome new Striders!!!