Yikes! The reason is because everything has kind of become boring and mundane in my running world these days. Wednesday I changed things up a little and actually ran part of my scheduled three miles on the sand at Crystal Cove State Beach. Which meant that I had a situation with a 100 foot staircase that I had to climb to get back to the top of the bluff. Yikes!
Total miles? 3.6. Pace? The staircase didn’t help.
As mentioned on Monday, I had a schedule conflict on Thursday, so I swapped my Thursday tempo run with my Friday rest day. So, on Friday I embarked on a 45 minute tempo run along the lower Back Bay. It was kind of a meh run. I’m still fighting to get my conditioning back to where it used to be. Patience grasshopper. The final verdict was a rather craptastic 4.6 miles. Hey. I’ll take it at this point.
On the weight front – it doesn’t look like I’ll be changing my blog name soon (for that story – check out this post). Part of the issue is just a lower activity level (as you all have been hearing my whining for several weeks now). The other part are the AYCE* joints I’ve been frequenting. For example, on Friday, my son convinced my wife and I to try out some new cuisine for our palates – Korean BBQ. If you’ve not had Korean BBQ before, it’s kind of a unique set up. Imagine a big table with a hot plate in the middle. The staff delivers a bunch of plates with various types of picked and fresh vegetables, some dipping sauces, and then the highlight of the meal – meat! Well marbled beef brisket. Marinated beef. Thinly sliced chicken breast. Pork belly. *All you can eat. The meat is delivered. You cook it up on your table, and then chow down! Delicious!
If you are in the Irvine area, and are looking for delicious Korean BBQ, I’d highly recommend Shi Do Rak. Very highly rated on Yelp.