Will Run For Food!
Okay, that is what I’m thinking of naming my blog. I am spending about as much time eating in Los Angeles as I am running. And I’m loving every minute of it My husband has dubbed me the “Galloping Gourmet”! Too funny. And too true.
And today was no exception. I went to the gym this afternoon with good intentions. I had a limited amount of time and needed to get 12 miles in to hit my 20 for the day. Since there is a fantastic gym in my building, it is very convenient to hop on a treadmill and get ‘er done! (When I have to run in traffic, I do a lot of starting and stopping, which takes more time). But, after 5 miles on the treadmill, I’d had enough. It was a beautiful day, and more importantly, I was starving. What better excuse to go out on a food hunt? I consider restaurant scouting an essential part in keeping oil in my lamp – at least it makes running more fun!
I started out of my apartment in one direction, but immediately changed plans because of a wreck that was blocking traffic. I’m really trying to avoid spending a lot of time stopped at lights, especially when I’m in a hurry. Thus, I ended up heading east, revising my initial plan as I went. I decided I had to get at least 2.5 miles before I turned around, but at mile 2, I saw a great pizzeria that i had to check out. A guy was walking in while I was reviewing the menu on the outside window, so I asked him if it was worth stopping. He said, “The food is bad, but the pizza is great.” Sold. I kept my promise to myself and finished my 2.5 miles and went back to the little pizza joint.
All in all, it was a very happy and satisfying run. In the end, I only ended up with 17 miles for the day, but the pizza was worth it!