A Run That Was Bad and a Salad That Was Good

If that post title didn’t instantly draw you in, I don’t know what will.

First, let’s start with yesterday’s lunch. I don’t normally post what I eat unless I’ve gone to a new restaurant or something is extra tasty. I pretty much eat the same thing everyday…and no one wants to see that.

Today was an extra tasty day. I was tired of all the normal places the hubs and I pick up lunch, so we decided to be different and eat out at Smokey Bones.

Smokey Bones is one of those restaurants that we like but we always forget about. So we don’t go for 6 months and then wonder why we haven’t been there in so long. We’re smart like that.

I’m a big fan of the atmosphere. I like the restaurant/bar hybrid look. It reminds me of how much I like alcohol and how I should drink it more often.

Plus, Smokey Bones has billboard-type quotes hanging from the ceiling that entertain you while you wait for food and TVs playing sports and 18-year-old Better Than Ezra videos. (Rosealia? Really? Was that even a hit?)

I ordered the Cool Turkey Cobb salad with the dressing on the side. It’s comes with bleu cheese and balsamic vinaigrette, for those of you who can’t decide which dressing you want. They give you them all.

This salad was ahh-maze-ing. Why don’t I go to Smokey Bones more often?

Oh yeah, that’s right.

I can’t wait to forget about Smokey Bones for another 6 months and then go again.

Last night, the marathon training called for a tempo run.

All the jokes can’t be winners, people.

I didn’t really feel like going to the gym, but of course I made myself go anyway. I’d be the biggest loser ever if I didn’t go after writing that motivation post yesterday. I made another attempt at getting that full-body picture by just extending my arm. This is what I got.

Eh. I’ll keep working on it.

Workout: 4.3 miles

  • Mile 1: 10:00 pace
  • Mile 2: 9:30 pace
  • Mile 3: 9:15 pace
  • Mile 4: Split 9:40/9:30 pace

I wanted to do 6 miles but I could barely make it through mile 3. My legs felt like lead, probably because of all my other workouts this week. I told myself, if I got through mile 3 without stopping, I could walk. So, I finished that mile, walked slowly for about 5 minutes, and then finished that last mile. I feel like that run was a total waste. Does it count as a tempo run if you take a walking break?

Afterwards, my left hamstring was sore and I felt like crap the rest of the night. Who ever heard of feeling like crap after a workout? That run sucked. Glad it’s over.

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Please tell me someone got my Heathers reference? And if you haven’t seen Heathers and think it’s cinematic genius…you are dead to me.

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14 Responses to A Run That Was Bad and a Salad That Was Good

  1. theAlmostRunner

    I’ve only seen Heathers once (I loved it), so I missed the reference. Uh… sorry.

  2. Oh hell, I don’t want to be dead to you. If I promise to Netflix it can I be alive again?

  3. I just laughed out loud at the tempo run actually calling!! I LOVE Cobb Salads….now I feel like I need one stat, because yours looked so good!

  4. I think your attempt at the full body shot is a LOT better than mine. EVery time I try to take pics of myself, it ends up looking like something creepy…

  5. Alecia

    I love those bar quotes. Sure… I’ve seen Heather’s… Uh, (netflixing it now) lots of times… Which line is my favorite?… Well, it’s so hard to pick just one…

  6. Katie G

    Corn nuts! *dies*

  7. God, I LOVE Smokey Bones. When I moved from Orlando to Fayetteville, I saw that Fayetteville had a Smokey Bones. My first clue that it wasn’t the same: Ugly waitresses who didn’t go to UCF. My second clue: It sucked. I miss Smokey Bones. Dear Smokey Bones, I love you. I want to make an honest restaurant out of you. Come feed me Carolina BBQ sauce and I’ll buy you a ring.

  8. This may be one of my favorite posts of yours ever simply for the eye candy. First of all, I adore Heathers and was psyched to see a shot from it. And what’s not love about “HONEY, WE’RE STREAKING!” “Who’s we, Frank?”

    And of course, my beloved RPatz. Man I love him entirely too much for my own good.

    And I have bad runs all the time, so I’m just glad it’s not just me!

  9. Prudence

    Heathers is the bomb.com!!! Gotta love Christian Slater and Winonna!!!!
    Lick it up baby, lick- it-up!
    -Veronica (talking about puke, of course!)

  10. Stefanie@RUNON

    Oh no. I’ve never seen Heathers. I promise to watch it over the weekend so we can still be friends, ok?

  11. Lisa

    Heathers- best.movie.ever. Or, more- best Winona Ryder movie ever. I think you have to be about early to mid 30’s to have really appreciated it back in the day (totally aging myself as I’m 36.. ) ;). Every time I see a reference to a Monocle I just picture Winona writing away in her diary..

  12. I kind of like the head cut off look of that self shot. Artsy. You should submit it to the summer photo challenge. Speaking of which . . . damnit. I have to go take a picture of some clouds.

    • LOL! That just made me laugh out loud. I felt the same way. I’ve been taking pictures of stupid clouds all week and I still came up with crap.

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