Back to running. This Sunday, I will run my 5th half marathon in 3 months! It doesn't even sound right to say that out loud. We will be running the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon. I cannot wait to add this medal to my collection:
While I am thrilled for the medal, my body isn't too excited. I injured my left foot, when,why and where is unknown. I didn't notice it until I laced my sneakers up the other day. It's a sharp pain in the center of the top of my foot. If that isn't enough, I went with my Mom and Gabe's Mom for a pedicure yesterday. The lady who did my pedi didn't speak much English. She kept telling me I had a fungus on my big toe. I told her 10+ times that it was a bruise from running, not a fungus. She took it on her own to clip half of my big toenail off!!!! By the time I went to stop her, it was too late. Excuse the photo of my monkey toes but I had to share this with you. To say I am P.O'd is putting it very polite. I know this will take months to grow out, which means ugly toes during sandal season.
Other than my foot drama, I have a big week of eating delicious foods ahead of me. I will be running 3 miles three times this week proir to our half marathon to keep up with the calories I am going to ingest.
Pelagia Trattoria my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in Tampa. I am looking forward to seeing what Chef Andrew Basch has in store for this evening. This will be Gabe's first visit to Pelagia!
DishCrawl Cigar City. I am super excited for this as I am a Ybor resident and one of the restaurants I suggested is the restaurant we are starting off with - Instablu Turkish Restaurant. I loved helping Tracy out with finding eats in my favorite city.
Mangroves dinner menu. I recently had the opportunity to sample some of their brunch offerings and am really looking forward to this!
Hyatt Sarasota. I have never been to Sarasota before and am really looking forward to checking out this city prior to the Sarasota Half. While in Sarasota, we are dining at Currents and I cannot wait to see what Chef Leo Gianulis' has in store for us. Ironically enough, this Friday is Third Friday Food and Wine Hapy Hour at the Hyatt. On the third Friday of every month, Currents offers unlimited wine and imported cheese and tapas selections for $25!
Flavio's in Siesta Key. Flavio's has a great lineup of brick oven pizzas and homemade pasta. I have no idea how I will pick one item!
The Table Creekside. After seeing a sneak peak of The Table's brunch menu, I feel I should change the name of my blog to I run for Brunch - Short Rib Benedict, Venezuelan King Crab Quesadilla, Duck Poached Egg with Nueskes Potato Hash, Kobe beef carpaccio and eggs. I cannot wait!