Lunch · Running

A Quick Run and a Wonderful Lunch

Hey All –

Wow, I finally made it to the gym today!! It has been way too long, well just a few days and with Christmas I guess I should forgive myself, but I was super excited to finally get a workout in. It was a short one, but it was better than nothing.

I had a really hard time getting out of bed this morning for some reason. I think my body is in the full relaxation mode – which for me means that my body gets tired. Oh well. I have been trying to get a lot of sleep, and I think it is helping. I finally got out of bed at 9:40 this morning. I had a small piece of bread, a small bit of peanut butter for a light breakfast along with about two ounces of coffee. I am not a morning runner, so I have to eat as little as possible before I run. I cannot run if I have not eaten anything in over 12 hours, because I will have no energy. But I also have to give myself about an hour (hopefully more if I have time) to digest. It is a delicate balance to say the least.

I got on the treadmill at 11 o’clock this morning. I really wanted to run outside since it was nearly 50 degrees. But it was raining, and the streets in Providence were really wet possibly close to flooding in a couple of areas due to a ton of melting snow, and the rain. I figured it was better to run inside. I ran 2.25 miles in 23 minutes. I then had to run to the shower and start getting ready for lunch with one of my favorite friends, Kyle.

I ran over to Starbucks a few minutes before lunch to grab a tall coffee – I needed more caffeine now that I was done with my morning run.


I was able to grab one of the awesome leather chairs at the Starbucks, and had a few minutes to check emails on my iPhone before Kyle arrived. It was so wonderful to see him, and we quickly left Starbucks to go over to one of my favorite restaurants, Red Stripe. I ordered my usual (I meant to branch out, but I didn’t…) the Red Stripe Grilled Cheese. This is an amazing sandwich, with cheese, poached pear, prosciutto, and basil. I cannot say enough about this sandwich – I adore it. Instead of the tomato soup or frites, I ordered a house salad with the house dressing on the side. I love how much salad I was served and I ate almost every bite. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of my beautiful lunch. 😦 Next time, I promise to!

After lunch I went over to City Sports to shop around. I think shopping for running “stuff” is my second favorite thing to shop for. My favorite thing??? Kitchen and cooking equipment, of course! I did not leave City Sports empty handed (understatement for sure). I am excited to try out my new running shoes tomorrow!

Well, I’m going to sign off for now. I hope you are all having a good day! See you soon.


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