Morning! Arms are almost too tired to lift up to my keyboard and type this post. The 6 am boot camp class I started taking at the Y is no joke.Luckily we didn’t focus too much on legs today, though — got to save those for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler in DC on Sunday!
I’m preparing for the race by carb loading in various forms. Liquid carbs at Southern Grist last night:This new East Nashville brewery has all sorts of crazy beers on tap. Anthony and I tried the “bro-conut” beer which had a ever-so-slight coconut-y taste.Other fun food/drink adventures of the week: A trip to The Birdhouse! If you recall, we tried to go here last week and realized it’s not open for dinner. However, when it comes to fried chicken I am DETERMINED. So yesterday I convinced three of my family members to meet me there for lunch!And oh my goodness. It was really good. Bibimbop, Korean hot chicken, and spicy fries. Not sure if I can pick a favorite. If you go, just order the whole menu and eat it all.I hate to end this post on a sad note, but it’s time to admit it: My favorite pink PureConnects are about to retire. This might be one of the last times you see them on the blog so I am giving them a special photo shoot and obituary because they are a best friend to me.Doing some rough calculations (keep in mind I was a creative writing major in college and haven’t taken a math class since 2006): This pair of PureConnects (my 7th pair!) have about 700 miles on them, which is almost twice the usual running shoe lifespan recommendation. What can I say. They were tougher than your average running shoe. But eventually the sidewalks of East Nashville wore them down. Especially on the exterior edges — I guess I put a lot of weight on the outsides of my feet?I’m treating my shoes to one last race this weekend (because the #1 race rule is never run in new shoes!) and then saying goodbye.Considering that about 10% of their original body is missing at this point, they should have no problem floating on up to shoe heaven May you go in peace!
- How many miles do you usually run in your shoes before you retire them?
- One food you will go out of your way to have?
- Are you racing this weekend?!