I have to run 12.3 miles without music!!!
this is the Parks Half Marathon rule
This is a tragedy!!! Seriously, I’ve never run without music. 😯 I was in panic when I read this. But I told myself: You’d better start getting used to it from now on! So I run this morning only with the ipod (to track distance and speed), no headphones. To my surprise, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Obviously it wasn’t easy either. Maybe it was because my muscles are still stiff from the 10 miles, or because without music I could feel more my body. Overall, it was a relieve to know 3 weeks in advance and start training without music than realizing it at the race day.
Tips to run without music
- Focus on your sense. Try people watching or smelling the roses or listening to the chatter of the city.
- Concentrate on your breathing and rhythm.
- Feel your body reaction to the movements. Pay attention to your form.
- Allow your head to clear. Let your mind empty.
- Run with a friend. Even if you don’t talk, the companion helps on long runs.
Q: Do you run with or without music?
Pre-fuel meal for the 10 miles was delicious, and the post run food was amazing too.
Breakfast: 2 Chinese “pizza” or 葱油饼
served with homemade soy bean and black bean milk
I went to Georgetown with a friend for lunch and movie (Salt). Look the line we found
guess was it for? Georgetown Cupcake!!!
isn’t it crazy? How good should be the cupcake for people to spend at 30-40 min to get it? I wonder…. 😯
We went to Hook
I like the placemat
and its open kitchen
For appetizer we order Tacklebox: 3 oysters, 3 clams, 6 mussels, 1 prawn, 1 jonah crab claw
it was just okay. For entree, both of us ordered grilled rockfish
it was very good. The fish was tender, the sauce slightly sweet and grilled fresh corns and green beans fresh~
The dessert menu was extensive and all sound very tempting. We couldn’t just pick one, so we chose two to share.
Creme Brulee tart with ice cream and chocolate & peanut bar
the contrast of warm tart and cold ice cream is so unique! 😀
Deep blue: Tea cake, blueberries sorbet and blueberries compote
Both desserts were pretty and scrumptious, satisfying my belly, my palate and my eyes! 😆
Oh… I miss the experience of eating out. It’s not just the food, but also the opportunity to try new food combination, the service, the relaxing environment and the visual pleasure that makes the whole experience so enjoyable~~~ 😀 I definitely should do it more often!
Q: What do you enjoy the most eating out?