Last night in celebration of surviving our race and Lindsay’s 25th birthday, a group of us went out to Margaritas for a fun night out.
I joined 2 couples; Lindsay and Justin, and Lauren and Joel.
All 3 of us were college roommates and love any chance to all get together.
I ordered the Chicken Sunburst Salad, which was full of lettuce, avocado, grilled mushrooms, peppers and squash, and was drizzled with a tequila lime vinaigrette.
The salad was amazing, and that, along with 2 beers, I was feeling pretty happy by the time we left Margs, and I ended up having a little fun with Joel.
As Lauren said, “What happens are Margarita’s…”
After a fun conversation with margaritas and beer, we headed next door to an Irish pub, where we pretty much all stopped talking and fell asleep.
And then, by 10:30, after 5 hours out, we called it a night. We felt pretty pathetic as we were heading back to our cars and we passed all the young kids heading out to start their night of drinking. Harsh reality. The ugly truth.
Oooo, also a cool thing happened at Margs. My friend Ryan, from college, who lives in Colorado for the Army, was in town visiting his brother at college, and Ryan, his brother and Mom were also at Margs, and I was able to go say hi for several minutes. Talk about a total college reunion. I hadn’t seen Ryan in 3 years so it was so awesome!
This morning I spent a lazy morning in bed reading Sarah’s Key and enjoying a yogurt power bowl before heading out for a quick 2.3 mile run.
After the run, I headed out to our local running store with my roomies where my gym crush works. We were all interested in getting shoe advice and me for advice on my knee, and we ended up torturing Sean for literally 2 hours.
I was a problem runner since he couldn’t quite figure my running style out– I guess I kick my right foot out and overpronate plus other things — and I basically was picky on every shoe he gave me, so I later told him I owed him a drink or 12. I apparantely run with flair. 🙂
I then spent my afternoon grocery shopping and buying a new pair of cross-trainers for my Body Pump classes and strength workouts.
I’ve never bought a pair of cross-trainers, and have been using my old X3 running shoes for those workouts. I had a $10 off coupon that expired today, and since I could get these shoes for $55, I decided to treat myself to a good pair.
I then went to the gym, dropped my bag off, ran 2 miles down by the river, and then came back, threw on my new kicks, and got a great strength workout in. I meant to get a shot of my shoes, but instead, got a sick picture of bulging calve muscles. Hellllo hard work!!
Well, it’s almost 9 and I should be heading to bed but last-minute drinks are about to occur and I’m going to pee my pants from nervs.
I plan on setting my alarm for later in the morning and getting a short neighborhood run in. I will be so tired tomorrow but I can just go to bed at 5:17 when I get home from work tomorrow.