Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Any good plans? Not here, just chilling at home and hopefully getting dogs out for a long walk while it’s not raining. But I did run the Super Sunday Run 10k this morning at Sacramento State University where there was lots of football festivities and even some runners carried a football for the entire run.
It was gray and a little chilly, but not raining or windy – so perfect weather! The route was a little off with the 10kers doing a mile loop before going back under the start arch to the rest of the route on the other side.
I had to laugh at all the race fliers on my car after for upcoming races, it got spammed! My pace was not shabby finishing at 55:42 especially considering my insides were not happy for the entire race as they have been most of the weekend – maybe I’m fighting something off? Or a stupid stomach bug? Or even stress at work, who knows!
I ran straight to the outhouses after the finish and thankfully made it! But that didn’t help my energy during the race and worrying I might not make it!
While I was satisfied with my time, I was a little bummed that a co-worker also ran this race and came in first place for her age group finishing over 15 minutes faster than me. Grrr! She’s in her early twenties, petite, and that’s awesome for her. I doubt I will ever be that fast pushing the big 40 here! But coming in first for my age group would be nice – maybe next race. Then again, maybe not and I’m fine with that.
If things go as planned this year, it’s the first of many races for 2017. My sister has an ambitious goal of completing 100 miles in races this year for the RunSac Series, so I figured why not and it will be a big challenge for me to complete all these races while getting better with runners strength training and working full time. Should be interesting and fun!
Hubby and I headed into Sacramento last night to pick up my race packet from Fleet Feet and stepped over to Veg Cafe after, a place I’ve been meaning to try for months since they opened. It’s a mostly vegan place with some vegetarian options for brunch and it’s located upstairs in a cute, old building in midtown. The decor was adorable and prices not bad at all.
We got the spiced sweet potato chips, curry bowl, falafel burger, and bread pudding to share.
Yum, the falafel burger was especially awesome with tangy pickles. The curry bowl had a colorful and fancy variety of veggies in it with lentils and rice, very filling. The spiced sweet potato chips disappeared fast between us, they were crunchy and delicious. And if there’s vegan bread pudding on the menu, we have to get it! It did not disappoint here with coconut cream and crunchy pecans in a vegan caramel sauce. Thumbs up – I think I found a new eating out tradition when picking up race packets.
Other eats this week included a veggie loaded brown rice and lentils and white bean hummus salad.
Hubby also made roasted smashed rosemary potatoes and cabbage slices one evening that was delicious. And tofu stir fries of course.
There was also a kale tofu stir fry with tahini ginger sauce, crumpled veggie burger sauteed with onions and zucchini, and spicy tofu stir fry with brown rice and beer Friday night from our local Thai restaurant.
Yum, and a fun noodle soup I made with wheat soba noodles and veggies.
I am glad to have some down time today because this has been a stressful week at work with more people out for 2+ weeks with the flu. It’s serious this year! And I’ve been stressed trying to carry the additional workload and feeling the effects of it just trying to relax and come down after a busy day. Hitting the gym and running has helped a lot, but we need a vacation soon.
Tips for running with your dog … that would require a dog stroller for my pups!