My training last week was taken down by a notch last week after catching a cold when I was out for my weekly lunch run with my colleagues. It was only a 8.5km run but 8.5km in cold rain wearing only a tiny t-shirt is definitely asking for trouble. Which is what I got. Bingo! I've to skip my cross-training and Sunday long run and spent the weekend nursing my cold at home. Although I felt a little guilty but my experience had taught me that being stubborn is not going to help. Just accept defeat, eat and rest like a queen. I did very well there.
We went to Ras Vatika for vegetarian lunch as I had a craving for light indian food and since I've been curious about this place, it was the perfect destination. We were relieved not to find a big hungry crowd on a Saturday afternoon when we arrive. After staring at the menu like we were choosing a name for our first born, we settled for a Puri dish with vegetables, rice pillaf and pink falluda with cardamom and pistachios. I really enjoyed the food here but I think it's not as light as I'd like to. It would be nice if they had more salad options but that's just my personal preference. It's still a very good place to get your carbo fix without the extra saturated fat.
I love their special falluda drink : rose syrup with milk, cardamom and pistachios..yumz
Fried puri bread with salads and chickpeas
Since I have a few days of resting indoor, I opt to spend some quality time with my BFF the foam roller to ease the knots on my calves. I also have a hand-held massager when the knots become too tight in my calves for the foam roller to take on.It's my saviour. In the last couple of months since I have ramped up my running frequency, I do notice the niggling pain in my knees are subsiding except for the occasional fatigue knees and hamstrings from hilly runs. I think this has got to do with ditching the orthotics and switching to Saucony Fastwitch 5 from my first love the Mizuno Nexus 5. I love the Fastwitch 5 and it's been really kind to me. I am considering buying a second pair but also want to try out the new Kinvara 3 that is coming out in June.