Weekend in Winston

Happy Sunday! This has been such a lovely weekend – so relaxing! I’ve been going non-stop since Memorial Day weekend and it’s been wonderful to not have anywhere to be, no bags to pack, and just enjoy being home. 

I slept in until 8:15 yesterday (late for me! 🙂 ) and then John and I headed down to the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmer’s Market. I love all the beautiful fall produce coming in! 

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I got some Krankies pour-over coffee (per usual), lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and fresh flowers. And I met a blog reader which is always fun. (Hi Dave!)

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The colors are starting to change around town – I love Winston-Salem in the fall! IMG 2114

After the farmer’s market, we ran a few errands and then headed to the Coffee Park to pay a visit to the Camel City Grill. We both got PBB&J (peanut butter, bacon, hot pepper jelly) burgers and then took them home to put them on our own toasted GF buns. BYOB folks. 

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I had a nice little surprise in the mail too! Thanks Simone France!

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I didn’t read any great articles last week since it’s was pretty hectic, working late almost every night. BUT, I did get in three workouts! I did 20 minutes on the elliptical on Thursday, ran 1.5 miles on Friday and then lifted weights (upper body) on Saturday. My knee felt OK for a little bit on the treadmill but then I started getting shooting pain in my knee and up my thigh so I quit. Hmph.

My mom was talking to my cousin (who has ran dozens of marathons, including Boston multiple times) and he said I should still run the marathon in 2 weeks, if my knee was feeling ok. He said the rest and time off would give me really fresh legs on race day. I’m going to try to run a few times this week and see how I feel. Come race day, it will have been 8 or 9 weeks since my last long run so I’m not sure if I’d really still be in marathon shape. And definitely not Boston-qualifiying shape but if I feel up for it, it could be a good learning experience race and then pick a spring marathon to try to qualify at. We’ll see. (Any experience marathons reading, please let me know your thoughts on all this!)

Alright, I’m off to eat some gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free pumpkin muffins! (Recipe soon!) Have a great Sunday!

Oh!  I almost forgot. The winner of Ashley’s gluten-free cookbook is….Tara who loves apple cider donuts from the farm in the fall. Congrats Tara! I’ll shoot you an email soon to get your shipping info. 

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  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs

    Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com

    Holy Moly, good luck if you decide to run the marathon, you’re a champ!

    This post makes me nostalgic for Winston this time of year. I can’t believe it has almost been a year since I moved, I bet the leaves are simply gorgeous:)

  • Reply

    are those mini pumpkins!? ahhh the cutest, and i just blogged about them too. loving fall here in MA…it’s so pretty with all the leaves! have a great week!

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    I qualified for Boston in March, my 4th marathon in a couple of years and i had a baby in there too. What’s going on with your knee? I love reading your blog but maybe I’m not quite caught up? I’ve had some running issues too so maybe I can help?How many miles have you been doing weekly since you stopped doing long runs? Are you following a plan? do you foam roll? do you ice? stretch? how’s the nutrition and hydration front?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Jen, thank you for your help! I had a pretty nasty fall at a trail race three weeks ago – pictures & story here: http://www.afoodiestaysfit.com/2013/10/my-bloody-injury/

      The injury happened at mile 1 of the 30K on a Saturday. I didn’t run until two wednesdays later (a week and a half). I ran 1.5 miles then. I ran 3 miles the following Saturday (exactly 2 weeks after the fall) and then 3.5 miles yesterday. Before the fall, I had done a half marathon 3 weeks before the planned 30K, and 21 miles the week before that. So by race day, it will have been a good two months since my last long run.

      My knee is feeling ok and is almost entirely heeled up – just a couple scabs and it still hurts to touch but doesn’t hurt to walk. It’s just kind of uncomfortable – like it needs to pop or like something is out of alignment…it’s odd.

      Thoughts?? Thank you!!!

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