Catching Up

>> Tuesday, October 29, 2013

If my first week of 10K training is indicative of how the rest will go, I think I'm going to be in good shape. With the exception of shifting my long run from Sunday to Monday (to accommodate a travel-date, which I'll get to in a moment), I got in all my workouts and even fit in a run with a friend.

M: Off
T: 5 mile, fartlek
W: 4 miles, 34 minutes -- 8:22/mile
R: 6 miles, 54 minutes -- 8:54/mile
F: Off
S: 5 miles w/ friend
S: Off
M: 8 miles, first 4 slow, second 4 fast

TOTAL: 28 miles

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Besides running this weekend, Stephen and I took a little day trip to Corning, NY, which is a small "city" about 40 minutes north of Wellsboro, PA, the town where I grew up. We had both planned on running the Wineglass marathon here, and then dropped to the half marathon, and then dropped the whole thing altogether due to Ada's surgery.

Still, we wanted to make a visit just for fun.

We first grabbed brunch at The Cellar. I ordered the Green Goddess omelet (incredible! full of asparagus, pesto, chevre, and mushrooms). Stephen got the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. I also sipped the most peppery Bloody Mary I've ever experienced (read: delicious), and Stephen got his fill of french press coffee.

After that, we strolled in the chilly air, taking in the sights + scenes.

It was fun gallivanting around just the two of us.

Completely off topic, but Stephen won a half marathon last weekend. Like, won the whole thing. He finished in 1:12:39 (5:32/mile), smashing his previous record by 2 minutes. The best part? He won a blanket, among other things. (It's the little things . . . ) Great job, Stephen!

If you didn't notice from the photos, stuff was a little dead in Corning because it was, well, a Sunday morning. Next time, we'll have to go either later in the day or on Saturday when everything is open, the farmers' market is in full swing, etc. Regardless, we found our fill of stuff to do. Next time I really want to check out the Museum of Glass and make a necklace.

Before we left, we visited the Market Street Brewing Company.

We sampled and savored -- the Wheelhouse IPA being our favorite. It was cool to chat with the owner, and for those of you who live in/around the Finger Lakes, you should definitely check out the Finger Lakes Beer Trail. I've never been much into wine (which is what the region is famous for), so this newer trail is exciting!

We stopped by my childhood mall on the way home (and by that, I mean it was the closest mall to us growing up, about 1 hour away!). We ran into my grandparents, which was an awesome bonus. And I couldn't resist grabbing an old favorite treat of mine.

Happy Halloween to me! (Truth: I bought two of these guys.)

I think it's been like 50,000 years since I posted a weekend recap like this one. Probably because most of our weekends are super duper low-key. It was a nice change of pace, that's for sure. And something we need to make more time for, even if it means shifting long runs to fit in lots of brunch food, drinks, and ridiculously amazing desserts.

Happy Tuesday!

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