I have nothing much to say today, so I’m going to talk about my awesome cat.
Dinner plans with friends tonight. They have a cat. We attended – and we brought our cat on the F train up to 34th street so she could come to dinner, too. Our Emmy loves traveling and exploring new places. It’s weird…but I don’t mind being that crazy cat lady on the subway. Kitty play date. Yes, I am that girl.
Cat and owner both thoroughly enjoyed the excursion! Thanks J & H for having us over!
Today’s EAT: My cook-at-home lunch plans were easily sacrificed when the hubs left a critical work thing at home this morning. I knew at some point, when he realized what he’d forgotten, I’d get an email asking for a lunch date. Sure enough, at 11:15, it hit my inbox! I suggested Simple Kitchen in Chelsea for our lunch date. It was a great choice! Clean eaters would rejoice at this place – everything was so fresh and healthy and delicious. I must constantly remind myself of how lucky I am that eating out in NYC doesn’t necessarily mean eating unhealthy.
Dinner was cooked by my awesome friend J – a traditional middle eastern dish of chicken, rice, yogurt and spices. I can’t wait to get the recipe and try it. So simple and flavorful!
Today’s DRINK: A decent amount of red wine. I really couldn’t tell ya what it was. Dinner parties rock my socks.
Today’s RUN: I couldn’t make to to CPTC Tempo Thursday, due to my dinner party date. But in the spirit of keeping myself on the same schedule, I set out for a 5-mile tempo run today. I had such a great run on Tuesday night without my watch that I decided to just ignore it tonight and focus on pushing my pace a bit on my normal five-mile Hudson River route.
I was shocked when I finished: 36:10. Um, what?
After I got home I double checked the distance on mapmyrun: 4.96 miles. I added 20 seconds to my run for the 0.04 I was short – which is generous. Still. Damn. ~7:18 pace. And it felt totally carefree and easy.
I’m starting to think that I just have issues with my watch and should start leaving it at home all of time! Clearly I run better when I’m not constantly aware of my progress!
Today’s QUESTION: Do you run with a watch, a Garmin, a Nike+, or nothing at all? What do you like – or don’t like – about it? I am starting to think there might be something very valuable about a sort of “intuitive running” process. Lately I’ve been loving just running according to my perceived effort and have been running much faster!