Tucked away in a run-down shopping center in the Glenmont neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. is a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant called Szechuan Palace.
It looks a little sketchy. And a little dirty. But their combination fried rice is fantastic.
It is so good that I have them on my list of “favorites” on my iPhone.
You have to be pretty special to make it on my list of favorites. Not many people do. Clearly.
SP’s fried rice is special. I think they put crack in there.
I kicked off the week with SP’s crack fried rice for dinner with little sister on Monday. (carbs!)
It set the tone for the not-so-healthy (but delicious) eating the rest of the week, including amazing mac and cheese and burgers at Le Diplomate; mussels, donuts and more burgers at a boozy brunch at Lyon Hall; and homemade ribs from the boss (food porn after the training update below).
MCM Training – Week 3
Week 3 of training was good. I dialed back the miles a bit from the previous week, and (finally) got in some cross training — SUP yoga! It’s been on my list of activities to try for a while. It was awesome. I took the class with Potomac Paddlesports, near Old Angler’s Inn on MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac, Md.
After intros, we grabbed our boards and paddles and carried them down to the water. We paddled about half a mile to the Widewater area of the C&O Canal to do our yoga. It was a lot of fun. And definitely a little harder than I thought it would be. Some poses that are easy on land required slow movements and patience on the water, including Warrior I and Warrior II.
Doing the poses on the board was challenging, but I think the hardest part for me was carrying my board from the parking area to the water, and back. THAT was a workout! SUP yoga boards are big (bigger than what I’ve used for regular SUP) and heavy. (Note to self: add arm workouts to training.) Overall, I enjoyed it a lot and hope to get a few more sessions in before the summer is over.
I did my long run on Saturday at the C&O Canal towpath. The 10 miles started in the rain and ended in bright sunshine. See post and photos from yesterday.
Monday, July 6 – 4 miles (AM)
Tuesday, July 7 – rest
Wednesday, July 8 – rest
Thursday, July 9 – 6 miles (PM)
Friday, July 10 – 6 miles (PM)
Saturday, July 11 – 10 miles
Sunday, July 12 – crosstraining – SUP yoga
Total – 26 miles
Crosstraining – SUP yoga
I struggled a bit on my evening runs after work, but overall, it was a pretty good week. I’ll probably decrease the mileage a little more again this week because I have the Rock n Roll Chicago Half on Sunday. Goals: foam roll, stretch, foam roll… and maybe PR in Chicago??
Now, for some food porn.