Jack’s Grill and Emily’s home

After the marathon I always take about a week off from running and I really needed it this time. I don’t know if it was the hills, cold rain or wind but this was the hardest recovery I have had after a marathon. My quads and hamstrings were so sore. I hated stairs for 2 days, but by Wednesday was doing better and I ran a slow 3 miles on Thursday.

On Friday night my husband and I went to Jack’s Grill in Issaquah. We had heard good things about this small, neighborhood steak house, but hadn’t tried it yet. I had the New York strip, with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. The steak was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. The meal also came with a green salad, which was a plate of lettuce, very uneventful. It is very casual but the steaks are very good. We will go back.

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My daughter, Emily came home from college on Thursday. She has been at UMASS this year. She did really well there, but I think the distance was a bit much. She is transferring to Western in the fall. I will be glad to have her a car ride away instead of a plane ride.

Jameson guarding Emily's welcome home treats.

Jameson guarding Emily’s welcome home treats.

I’m thinking about talking to a running coach. I got a few recommendations when I posted on the Eastside Runner’s facebook page. I want to do well in Chicago. It’s marathon number 6. I have used the same training plan for the past 4 marathons and think I need to change it up.

Have you ever hired a coach for anything?

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