Recovery Zone

by Joanne on March 27, 2010

At 4:33 am Ted’s alarm went off.  It was a strange sound to me because usually I’m already in the gym when his alarm goes off. This Saturday morning, it woke me up and when I figured out what it was, I thought…”oh great! now how am I going to get back to sleep?”.  I did manage a little more sleep but it was on again, off again until 5:45.  I gave in and got up.

My stomach was a little achy this morning so I wasn’t sure how good the run was going to be. It ended up being a terrific run.  I felt great.  I didn’t fuel my run with food, just downed 1/2 an E-Drenaline and took off.   We ran for 66 minutes, 6.95 miles at 9.31/mile.

The morning was cold, 19 degrees but it felt so good. I dressed perfect for the cold run with just winter running pants, long sleeve shirt, light running jacket, mittens, ski socks (yes – ski socks), hat. We went around MVCC and down to Rutger St.  Across to Proctor Park and took the trail (love the woodsy trails!) to Bleecker St. (the back side of the Masonic Home).  We continued down Bleecker to the Industrial Park.  Granny’s Kitchens must not have been baking this morning because there were not sweet aromas of donuts.  The park was quiet.  The roads were quiet.  Not many cars passed us.  Great run and I had some left for a sprint home.  Next week:  The 23rd Annual Fort to Fort Run, 10K.   Total miles this week:  27 running miles.

The Recovery Bar and Grill

Since we were out Thursday and had an pretty good meal at The Hook, we decided to visit a sports bar and test the “waters”.  The Recovery Bar and Grill in Vernon, NY – right across the street from The Turning Stone.

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The meals were good – sports bar style. The salmon was a bit over cooked but the glaze was tasty. It was peppery, spicy and sweet.  The broccoli was perfect. They accommodated my request by not putting the garlic butter sauce on it.


Two guys walked in and set up this spinning wheel for Labatt Blue.  A line of “spinners’ amassed and they all claimed to be drinking Blue. There were however some Corona T-Shirt wearers in line. Hmmmm?????!!!   

If you are BLUE fan, these guys will be bringing their spinning wheel for giveaways such as hats, t-shirts, cards, chance to win a trip to Vegas, etc. to the Celtic Harp next week. Watch for that.


I watched all the spinning while enjoying a smooth cup of  java.


Friday night was special Blue Moon draft night. I like Blue Moon but I like my wine better. 


The Recovery Bar and Grill. The atmosphere is fun. There is a lot of activity in a huge room with too many TV’s and a menu that will make the entire family happy. Vernon, New York across from The Turning Stone.


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  • At 2010.03.27 13:26, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

    sounds like you had a great run 🙂 sometimes it is nice to run in the cold.
    love the sports bar… food looks great and i personally love a good blue moon.
    have a great day Joanne!
    .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Week in Review =-.

    • At 2010.03.27 14:42, Joanne said:

      Kalli: Thanks.

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