Kelly the Culinarian: A Very Eventful Run

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Very Eventful Run

It's been an exciting 24 hours! Last night, I went out to Katie's house for our inaugural book club meeting. I failed to ever crack the book open, but the group let me show up anyways, mostly because I brought treats. These are deep-dish biscoff cookies (recipe to come!).
This morning, I was up early to get ready for my run. It snowed quite a bit overnight, so I left with plenty of time to meet with the Western Cook Running Club. We meet at Aracely's in La Grange, which is an awesome little shop that permits our sweaty antics. They also have the most amazing tamales in pork and chicken, as well as delicious coffee. My favorite treat is the mokalita, which is a Mexican hot chocolate with a shot of espresso. Warms my bones post run.
Please note the absolutely driving snow. And the fact that I'm unrecognizable. I'm the second from the left, for reference.

So we set out for our miles and it was brutal. I went with regular shoes today since I was so sore after using the screw shoes last week. It was so slippery that when I finally found some bare pavement, it felt like my feet were griping the cement with claws. I will be sore tomorrow, no doubt. In addition to the crosstraining of running in slush, we also helped push a seriously stunned motorist's car out of the snow. I just watched, because they had it taken care of, but who doesn't love a little philanthropy while out running?

When all of that terrible sloshing around was over with (9:33 pace overall, surprisingly), we had tamales and treats at Aracely, then set out for some rare brews we heard an upscale shop around the corner had. They let us sample it in store, too, and it was delicious.

Then, I capped off my post-run routine with a Flatout wrap pizza, lots of water and a treat of two of my own.

How was your Saturday?

4 comments:

Katie Adams said...

Did you have a Hopslam!? Those are a commodity!

Kelly Janowski said...

I did! We went over because a guy in my run group had a hot tip they had it. It was awesome.

Losing Lindy said...

we had to leave the house for a birthday party, had a great time, but the roads were horrible

Beth B said...

There is nothing quite like a cold beer after a run. I hope you're not too sore or injured after your run through the muck! I saw your Flatout bread pizza on Instagram--looks delish!