Last week, despite being my spring break, was kind of rough. After Katie left on Tuesday, my mood just plummeted. I was really sore and my pinkeye came back in the other eye, along with nasty cold symptoms, so I was SUCH A GRUMP. We had another friend come visit for four days, and while I loved seeing him, having a guest in our 600 sq ft apartment for 8 days straight was kind of tough.
|Guests in my home = I can't chill like Mason. |
It's not polite to lie like this when you have guests since open-air genitals are a bit awkward.
Normally I go for a run when I'm in a bad mood and that clears it up immediately. I call those runs my "therapy runs." But since my body was in no shape to be running on Tuesday or Wednesday, that just wasn't an option.
Thankfully my ghoulish mood went away by Friday morning. I think my body was just really exhausted and sick, and the grey and cold weather didn't help. Clearly I'm recovered from my bitchy blues since today there is snow on the forecast and I am nevertheless feeling pretty cheerful.
It also helped that the weekend was lots of fun! Sourabh and I went to Boulud Sud to take advantage of their weekday lunch deal, which was really tasty, and I got to spend the rest of Friday decompressing and resting since he went to NJ for the weekend to visit his parents.
Saturday I did a ton of decorating (post on that to come!) before having dinner with Ashley and then heading to Dori's birthday party. So much blog friend fun!!
|Beth, Dori, Leticia, Theodora, me, Liz|
Some of it is stuff you've probably never seen unless you've eaten in an Indian home, since most Indian restaurants are much creamier and less veggie-heavy than normal Indian cooking. It's actually a lot healthier than most of the stuff you see in restaurants!
Since I was recovering from the NYC Half, I have no real workout recap, so I'm just posting my goals for this week. But first, a quick announcement!
Kick Ass Virtual 5K
Abby of Run Stronger Every Day is hosting a virtual 5K to benefit Team Challenge on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Abby's blogs about running, training, and her personal experience with ulcerative colitis. She is SO inspiring, and I am so excited to participate in her virtual 5K!
Please join me in donating $15 and supporting Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's fundraising and endurance training program. Check it out here!
This Week's Goals
Unfortunately, during Sunday's short run with Katherine I experienced some knee pain. I'd felt it a bit on my 1 mile run on Saturday to test out the legs, but it only occurred after I stopped running. This time, the nagging knee pain started after a mile and wouldn't go away, growing a bit worse even, so I called the run short at 3.7 miles.
So this week will be focused on cross-training -- yoga, strength training, and potentially a spin class -- and hopefully by the weekend I'll be recovered and able to run!
• 2-3 yoga classes/practices (based on how my knee feels in today's class)
• 3 strength training sessions (nothing involving jumping)
• 2 cross-training sessions (elliptical, spin, etc. - whatever feels ok on the knee)
As you might have noticed, I'm being super cautious! I've never had knee pain so I'm hoping it's just tired and that more rest and ice should have it cured quickly.
How long does it take you to recover from a goal race? Have you ever had a nasty mood you couldn't shake for a few days?