It has now been two weeks since my last run, and I’m really happy to report that my leg is definitely on the mend! There is still a dull ache once in awhile, but I can finally tell it’s starting to heal. I’m not out of the woods yet, but it gives me hope! This weekend I wandered around the city, shopping and drinking random delicious beverages!
Jasmine Green Tea in Union Square
I toured another gym this afternoon after reading some promising reviews online. I’m looking for one that has a lap pool so I can start incorporating more cardio in to my workouts:
I wanted to shop around a little before I committed to 24 Hour Fitness and I’m really glad I did. Club One is cleaner and has a much larger, really beautiful indoor pool with skylights to brighten the room! It is $20 more a month than 24 Hour, but they also offer mat and reformer pilates classes so I’m pretty much sold. There wasn’t a membership representative on site today, so I have to go back to officially sign up. I’m really excited this may be my new home away from the road!
I was also able to finally find a gym-appropriate swim suit!
Check out the snazzy goggles and pool cap
I tried on a few different competitive-type Speedo swimsuits, but those were soo uncomfortably tight and unflattering! Like, I want to go home and cry unflattering. And I’m a small person. So I will leave the body-casings to the tri-athletes (bless your swimmer bodies) and I bought a nice, sensible Ralph Lauren swimsuit from Macy’s. It was on clearance for $32 marked down from $80. I haven’t worn a onesie suit since I was 11, but it looks good for lap-swimming and fits me like a glove-it was meant to be!
After touring Club One, I headed to Valencia Street and treated myself to a delicious lunch at a restaurant called Grub:
Turkey Burger and a glass of Sparkling Rosé
The bubbles cost more than the meal, but it was soo worth it! After I started running long-distances I have cut alcohol down to very rare occasions (which is interesting as I am a bartender..) but I have a weakness for wine. And chocolate. Lucky for me there is a chocolate factory right down the sidewalk to Grub:
I grazed the free chocolate samples before I decided I should actually buy something..
In other news, my boyfriend competed in an East Bay jiu-jitsu tournament this weekend and brought home 2 medals!
So proud of him!
As far as my achievements this week, I have been keeping up with my Nike Training Club workouts…
..and I’m still feeling pretty fit. I will be participating in the Nike Women’s Marathon on October 20, so I need to keep the workouts going. I know I’m probably going to be walking a lot during the race because-even when I am able to start training again-I will have lost a lot of running fitness, and will be ramping up the mileage even more slowly coming back from an injury. But there were a lot of people not accepted in the random drawing, so I’m very fortunate and am still very excited for this event!