So marathonfoto released the SLC Marathon photos and thought I’d share. You can read my recap that I posted earlier here
Me and Tony almost running together. If I didn’t run the first 1/3 of the race with him, I’d probably be going even slower. My legs were being whiny If you’re wondering gee how can I ever look so styling? Easy, go traveling with only running clothes for 60s and sunny and then wear everything you own for this trip when it’s 40 and raining.
Crossing the finish line just shy of 4 hours
The happy face of being so glad I am finished.
Salt Lake City, doesn’t look like anything special if you just look at the big box stores, the large boulevard style highways and the general recently developed city outside, however, the surrounding landscapes are amazing! I loved seeing the snow-capped mountains in the background.
We spent about 2 days in Salt Lake City. A fun city for a short visit. Our first order of business after we got our rental car and then our race numbers was food! I found Siegfried’s Delicatessen on Yelp, and it was 2 blocks away so instant winner because I was starving after our two flights. I realized that I only have two levels of hunger when it comes to food, not hungry & starving!
I ordered a smoked turkey sandwich, a tomato & cucumber salad & sauerkraut I was quite ambitious in what I can eat and handle day before the race. Luckily it worked out! Sauerkraut had bacon in it and was probably one of the best I ever had!
Tony got a roast beef sandwich and a potato salad. Everything was delicious and fairly cheap.
One of the things we did was walk around the city center which to me seemed like it was mostly centered around the LDS church. At least there were lots of pretty flowers to keep me occupied.
Although these trees scared me. A little too Alice in Wonderland for me.
After a walk downtown, we drove around some neighborhoods from the upper Avenues (until we got blocked by a giant gate) to Sugar House a more liberal neighborhood with a few indie food spots and more big box stores. That was pretty much our Friday since we had to rest early for the race at 7AM.
The race went well and was one of my favorite events even if it was one of my worse marathon times. Full recap here, but what you’re really interested in was what did we eat after besides lots of pretzels, cookies, & Dannon yogurt products?
Well my yelp app once again came to the rescue and after a small nap, we headed to Red Iguana.
We started with some celebratory drinks, which were a little disappointing but luckily, when the food came out, we left happy.
I got Chili Verde, which is tender select cubed pork cooked in our green chile and tomatillo sauce. served with rice, refried beans and tortillas. Sadly, I only made it half way through the dish. Maybe my exhaustion was getting in the way of my RUNGER.
Tony ordered the Mole which we’ve never tried before. Fresh chile poblano, chile guero and jalapeno, blended with pepitas, sesame seeds, basil, onions, zucchini, avocados-tossed with turkey or chicken. His runger was in full force because he chomped it all down.
We stopped at a market to get some fruit and I thought all the dried spices and fruits looked really cool but I didn’t know what anything was so we didn’t buy anything.
After satisfying our runger we visited the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere.
Needless to say it was quite salty, we walked by lots of dead birds that might have died years ago or maybe weeks, I don’t know how the salt process of decay works.
We walked by the center to see if the church or square lights up at night. It didn’t really. Day view was better, but the area is filled with people taking wedding photographs, prom photographs and any type of I’m wearing a ball gown so take lots of photos theme.
My Iphone half broken camera doesn’t really do the reflection pool justice, but I was watching some wedding photographers take shots and they looked really awesome. Worth a walk-by if you’re in the area.
Dinner was from Curry Fried Chicken. Why? Because honestly there weren’t much options left by 10PM and we were hungry. Tony got a wrap from there the day before that tasted awesome so I wanted to try one but the second time visit was disappointment. My brother ordered their Curry Fried Chicken which was a little too crispy for us.
I ordered the curry vegetable wrap & Tony ordered the chicken wrap, which had more wrap then filling as it was half empty. Disappointing way to end our last meal but I guess 2 out of 3 food successes in Salt Lake isn’t too bad.
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