You subscribe to runner’s magazine
you found the reason why you run
I’ve been running and enjoying every time I do it. I had an idea why I like it so much, but haven’t found a perfect description to define it. This quotes put all together! Now if someone asks me why do you like running? I have the answer: Because I love delayed gratification, I value hard-earned success! 😀 This applies to my career as well.
You start shopping for running clothes
You buy food for fuel during your long run
After seeing Julie using these fruit straps to fuel long runs, I had to give it a try.
You need an alarm clock to wake up
I haven’t used alarms to wake up for years. I had a lot of problem sleeping well. But since I started running, sleep became my friend and I enjoy it soooo much, many days I had to wake up with an alarm. 🙂
You eat pasta the night before the long run
They have an extensive menu, all sound very appetizing
The bread was just okay… I can do better 😉
We shared a Insalata Estive: radicchio, baby spinach, fennel & orange with extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice dressing
and Speck dell’Alto Adige: smoked prosciutto of Alto Adige served with cornichons & toasted pumpernickel
I think I’m becoming a Prociutto’s fan 😉
and my fuel for running: Gnocchi with tomato and basil sauce with parmesan cheese
I finished the whole plate and wanting for more. It was delicious!!!! I think I’ll have gnocchi every saturday! 😆
Tiramisu is a must in any good italian restaurant!
It tells everything about the quality of the restaurant. For me an italian restaurant with a mediocre tiramisu is a bad italian restaurant. But they had it right 😉 I could taste they used a high quality mascarpone and just enough amount of coffee and licor for the cake…. perfection! 😀
I enjoyed so much this meal and it worked perfectly to fuel this Sunday’s long run: 10 miles!!! 😀
and even better! I didn’t burn out… I could actually run 1 o 2 miles more! What’s the key? Start slow and keep at an easy pace most of the time! My original plan was to do 9 miles, but at half way point, 4.5 miles, I felt I just warmed up, so I can do 0.5 mile more, that’s 2 miles up since my latest long run (with a 10k race in between). I am aware that not every run would be easy and enjoyable, sometimes we need the “torture” to improve, but yesterday’s wasn’t the case, I enjoyed the whole run and didn’t feel exhaustion at all. Maybe was the pasta? Maybe was the tiramisu? Maybe was the attitude of not pushing too much (I always tell myself before the long run that I don’t have to finish it if I don’t feel like)? Whatever is, it’s working 😀
Post-fuel was another great meal. More about that later! 😉
Q: What’s your favorite pasta? Mine is definitely gnocchi.