Last night Karl and I decided to go on a Monday night date night plus a nice walk around our neighborhood since life is just way better now that the weather rocks.
We took the long way through DUMBO and around to the Brooklyn Bridge Park where we eventually decided on getting pizza at Juliana’s on Old Fulton Street. But not before a brief modeling session, which Karl is used to by now. I love documenting ever single thing (hey, I’m a blogger . Anddd this is my attempt at being trendy while posing on a wall…
Most people don’t realize this is the original Grimaldi’s pizza location (with the original coal oven) and that this one is actually owned/run by the actual Grimaldi family. If you want to meet them, Patsy and his wife are usually there working and are super friendly. Patsy even made a point to chat with us for a bit while we were there and gave us espresso on the house! LOVE them, plus their pizza rocks like none other.
After pizza we headed for my very first ice cream of the season from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. I always get double chocolate chunk in a cup.. its my signature and its delicious. While we ate we sat and watched the boats go under the bridges in the East River, at sunset. You couldn’t ask for much more than that!
This lovely evening helped a bunch to distract me from my most recent injury. Yes, you read that right. Let me back up a bit.
What happened is this: I ran 8 miles on Saturday. I felt great at the time. But unfortunately ever since that run I’ve had pretty bad pain in my left hip flexor. It has been improving slowly over the past few days but hurts a ton in the morning, after getting up from sitting for a while, and once in a while during walking (was hurting all the time during walking). I seriously have no luck.. I’m always injured!
At this point, I am unsure if I’ll be able to run the upcoming Brooklyn Half like I planned, which is really bumming me out. I had my heart set on it, and I absolutely hate missing races. Crossing my fingers this will clear up but honestly I don’t have a great feeling about it. What do you guys think? Ever had anything like this before?
Do you have any injuries? Tips for hip flexor problems?
Have you ever missed a big race because of injury?