Sunday, June 16, 2013

Run Through the Pain

Run through the pain.

That's what runners do.

Or at least that's what I'm trying to do. If it's unbearable, then I stop and walk--or rest--but before I let it get to that, I'll do everything I can to stick to the plan. So today, after my morning run, I stopped at the convenience store to buy several things. Tylenol Extra Strength, Icy Hot gel, Bandaids and a couple bags of ice. The cashier (who knows me since I have frequented this store ever since I moved to Boston) looked at me and asked what was wrong. I said, it's the running; she frowned and shook her head as she rung up my purchases.

I'm at the end of week seven,  so I'm scared to think about the following 10 weeks of my life. But just like I mentioned on a previous post about running pain being bearable, this fear is also bearable. More than that, it's exciting. I'm pushing my body to new levels and hopefully, come the end of the summer I'll have pushed enough to conquer the 26.2 miles.

Phew, felt like I was writing a personal essay. This whole overhaul on my body might be getting to my mind.

I'll move on to more happy things. FOOD.

Summer calls for something fresh, and my schedule calls for something quick a wholesome. So why not combine the two? Whip up some salsa and add it to your favorite grilled fish.

Mango Avocado Salsa
Makes about 4 servings.
Active and total time: 15 minutes.

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño or other chile
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped 
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well. Add lime juice and olive oil and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!!


  1. Totally misread this blog post title as Run through the Rain!! Anyways.....keep up the great work, you've done the hardest part which is starting the training :)
    This salsa looks divine, perfect for a warm summer's evening.
    x x x

    The Lobster & Me

  2. Thanks Ibbs! Yesterday it really was running through the rain though! Got caught in the middle of a thunderstorm... hopefully that's what I'll manage to do come the day of the marathon.

    Thanks a lot for reading!