|Why yes, the grease fire did continue after the steak was removed.|
|It was delicious. We served 4.|
Unfortunately, I woke on Monday to pain on the left side of my foot. Right below where I'd rolled my ankle both times. I took a full day of rest and used my new spiralizer to make zucchini noodle "ramen". (Don't even get me started on how obsessed I am with the spiralizer -- fully half of the meals I've made since we've been home in 2016 have required this gadget.)
|This spiral slicer has taken over my 2016 cooking.|
The "ramen" was a big hit, and nice and healthy and light.
Unfortunately, the outside of my left foot was still sore on Tuesday. I was excited to keep up the running momentum, but didn't want to do anything stupid, so I opted to walk 3 miles instead of run.
Wednesday, I hiked the Stanford dish with a friend, foot sore and grumpy but not noticeably getting worse.
Finally, Thursday, it seemed to have recovered. So, I did some treadmill intervals while finishing my book club book during the walking recovery. I finished 3 miles total, and although 2/3 was walking, the 4 short speed intervals were at 7:30/mile pace and 1% incline. It's been a long time since I asked my body to move that quickly. No post-workout foot pain, although the next day my glutes and hamstrings were very confused and sore.
Friday, I headed out for a short easy run but the foot flared up at 0.61 miles, so, resigning myself to the wiser option, I walked back home. Discouraging.
Saturday, I pulled off 1.75 miles in the mid 11s without pain and decided to end on a good note, feeling that 6+ miles on Sunday with a friend should be doable in my current state. I walked another 0.75 home.
And, today, I joined a friend who's on 4:00 jog/ 1:00 walk intervals and we chatted our way through a 6.7ish mile loop around Grand Lake in Oakland. Success! Only minor foot soreness now, but nothing compared to last week's tenderness.
Bonus! It's restaurant week in Oakland, and we enjoyed a delicious (and authentically slow) 3-course post run Italian brunch at Bellanico for $20. Best value meal I've enjoyed in a *long* time.
Total mileage for the week? 22.28. Only 50% running. I very much hope that my foot is healing and won't continue to be an issue.