I read somewhere that long distance runners would ‘carb load’ the night before a big run (It may only be applicable for half marathons and marathons, but any excuse will do). Just to be on the safe side- I decided to carb/fat/protein load at our favourite local Indian restaurant in Elsternwick before my 10km run the next day (again, any excuse will do).
When we lived in Elsternwick, we were at Rich Curry far more often than I would like to admit- I had a bad addiction to their goat curry that I made no effort to kick, despite all my attempts at healthy eating in the past year. The meats are always succulent and tender, the flavours are complex, and the naan bread is hands down one of the best I’ve tried in recent times.
Rich Curry is not going to win any awards for fancy decor, but it does have a cosy atmosphere and staff that make you feel at home (the chef always comes out and asks whether we are enjoying our evening, and the main waiter- I still don’t know his name- will happily have an animated discussion about Delhi history and the repercussions of the 1947 Partition with you). It’s my ‘happy place’, and we are always the last to leave.
On Saturday, we ordered the fish vindaloo, goat curry, saffron basmati rice , and naan. The goat curry is always a winner and hit the spot; and the fish was fresh and flavoursome.
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I’ve recently decided that 2014 was going to be the year of the half marathon. To get myself there, I was going to commit to doing a couple of 10km races over the next month and a half, then train for a 15km race at the end of the year. From there, I would hopefully work my way up to 21km – at which point I will cry tears of joy.
Last Sunday I signed up for the Skechers Spring Into Shape 10km race- I was not really prepared for it but did it anyway. I have been focussing on weights and upper body strength this year and I had not run more than about 7km in one go since the end of 2011/start of 2012 (for Healthy Summer 2011/2012). I got through the 10km reasonably ok, and made a time of 63mins (not breaking any records here, but happy to make it through without breaching my comfort levels too much)
Rich Curry is situated at:
517 Glenhuntly rd
(03) 9528 1944
* the staff at Rich Curry were not aware that I was writing this review.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 26th, 2013 in Food and Drink, lifestyle and health | 85940 comments. Weekend%3A+Skechers+10km+Run+and+Fueling+up+at+Rich+Curry%2C+Elsternwick+2013-09-26+00%3A57%3A22myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8594