The morning after our little pizza party we set off for 20 miles along the coast at 8am. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was about 65 degrees the entire way with a nice marine layer that hung around the entire time. At mile 16 Angela and Teresa called it quits because they're smartie pants and they listen to their bodies (something I might not have been smart enough to do). However, I was feeling so great I could have run a marathon. Honestly. All I can hope is that the weather cooperates in Chicago and I feel just as great as today.
Me and Hot Bod Teresa
We look the same age, right? Lucky B&%^h! ;-)
I finished the 20 miles with an average pace that was right on target with my training plan. I didn't drop to my knees and thank god that the run was over. I felt great! Running with others helps to slow me down a bit and makes for a far more enjoyable run.
After our kick-ass run we hit up a place called Lotus Cafe in Encinitas which is basically heaven for vegans (and non-vegans). I ate almost this entire chocolate peanut-butter cupcake by myself before my vegan tamales even arrived at our table.
One of the best things I've EVER put in my mouth....
Angela enjoying her enchiladas and yes, we bring Starbucks everywhere.
To balance out the cupcake and pizza, we made a healthier dinner. Our salad consisted of arugula, mixed greens, strawberries, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, fresh basil, cucumber and homemade white balsamic dressing. Delish! On the side we had red wine and some spinach pasta covered in fresh basil. I am quite satisfied. :)
Our delicious salad with all sorts of goodies
The bike trainer Angela ordered arrived the other day so I am looking forward to some cross training on the bike tomorrow morning. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
What is your favorite meal the night
before a long run or a race?