So today, I decided to go to Pita Jungle for lunch, because they just opened one up in Ahwatukee. I was in the mood for some good, wholesome, healthy food. I usually get the chicken combo platter to go after hiking Camelback or Squaw Peak, since there is one up at 44th St and Indian School. I love the platter, but it was time to try something new. I sat outside, and the weather was perfect! I ordered the Hummus and Ahi Tuna appetizer. Take a look at this!
I forgot to take a picture before digging into it because I was so hungry!
The tuna was seared to about a medium rare, and was absolutely fantastic! Their hummus is always good-creamy and fresh, and perfect with the tuna on pita bread. I also had their tropical iced tea, which is a favorite of mine.
I was supposed to do a long run today. So I set out around sunset close to home, and was struggling during mile two! I made it to about 2.7 before taking a major break. I actually sat on the curb….what is wrong with me! Part of the problem is that I am battling allergies, so I feel like I am constantly in the process of coughing up a hairball. It makes it difficult to breathe consistently when you are coughing and clearing out your throat during your entire run. I ended up walking for a bit, then running again, then walking for a bit, then running until I hit 4 miles. I wanted to do 6, but that just wasn’t happening tonight.
Does anyone just have periods of time where they just struggle after the first mile or two? I am so nervous about my half marathon if I am struggling this much now!
Like a good runner should, I decided to take an ice bath when I got home.
25 lbs of pure
hell muscle recovery right there!
Party ice my ass
What distance does it take you to warrant taking an ice bath?
Tell me about the last time you were discouraged about running a long distance, and how you got through it!