Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ladies Who Lunch

If you are wondering how I'm feeling a couple days out from running a marathon, I'm sore.  Very sore.  Like, it hurts to sit down and it hurts to stand up sore.  Ow.....

Sunday I managed to hobble around the outlets in North Charleston near our hotel with Michelle and her mother.  Outlet shopping trumps leg pain.  Sunday night after driving back to Charlotte and picking up Clyde, I spent the rest of the evening on the couch resting my tired legs.

Yesterday was more productive.  Well, the first half of the day was anyway.  It was a holiday for me, which worked out great in giving me an extra free day of recovery before having to return to work.  I went to Greenapple (my sports chiropractor) for some post marathon treatment.  My doc put me through some stretches/movements and massages my calves a bit.  I felt better, but still took the elevator when I left.  Stairs pretty much suck right now.

After my appointment I headed to lunch with some of the girls.  Kelly, Katie, Cindi, Jen, and I went to Sweet Peppers Deli.  Honestly, I've been to this place a couple times and the food is ok, but not the best.  The service is always kind of mediocre too.  I hadn't been in a while and it was a convenient spot for us to meet with things on the menu that pretty much accommodate all of our diets so it made sense to go there.

(photo stolen from Kelly)

World's hugest water...

I was on the fence about whether to get the Asian wrap or Southwest wrap.  I decided on the Southwest.  It had chicken, black beans, salsa, corn, lettuce and tomato.  It came with chips and salsa and I got fruit as my side.  It was pretty good.

After lunch we headed next door to Cupcrazed.  It's a new cupcake bakery I've been wanting to try.

The decor is cute, it reminds me of the apartment in Friends.  
Lots of mismatched brightly colored chairs and furniture.

I scoped out the cupcakes and immediately zoned in on the Coconut Macaroon ones.  
Yes please!  I got one of those and also a carrot cake cup cake.

They were both delicious.  Yes, I ate both over the course of the rest of the day...  I did share a little with Clyde.  The rest of the afternoon/evening I spent pretty much sitting with my butt glued to the couch going through some TIVO.  I have to admit, I'm still kind of wiped out.  I guess that's to be expected.
I ran 26.2 miles on Saturday!  

Stay tuned...  I'm gathering my thoughts for another post marathon post.  I still have a lot about it I want to say.  Is there anything you want to know?


Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Girl I can't even imagine how wiped out you must be. Kudos to you for trying to shop!! Sounds like you had some fun with blog friends at least.

YUMMama said...

26.2 miles huh? Kudos to you!! I'm a little out of shape since my high school track days and doubt that I could run 3 miles without semi passing out. LOL.

And I wish more places would offer huge cups of water. I'm always at a lost of whether to order water or just get the large soda because it seems like as soon as I take two sips my water is gone and the waiter has always disappeared. The cupcakes looks delish!! I'm counting down the months to my due date so that I can pig out on all the sweets I've been out on with this pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

I could eat tex mex everyday. Twice a day!! I'm curious to know what's next. Any future races planned? I have one planned for spring, playing it by ear...
I would do another marathon(not this year), how about you?

Monique said...

CHECK YOU OUT!!! Congrats :) I still haven't done a race longer than a 5k haha. I'd love to hear more about yours :)

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