Yesterday was quite a day! I went for a 3.5 mile run, and it actually felt good. It’s runs like those that make me think I actually can stick with this running thing and build up (ever so slowly) to longer distances. And after some gentle urging by Healthy Ashley, I went online and found a 10K in November that I’m going to sign Mitch and I up for today.
I knew Meghann was coming into town and checking out the zoo (because what else do you do when you come to San Diego) so I asked if she wanted a ride back to her hotel…and a stop at Trader Joe’s before that. I knew she wanted to stop into a TJ while she was here, and I couldn’t let that mission go unfulfilled…hello, it’s Trader Joe’s!
(photo stolen from courtesy of Graduate Meghann)
Katie, Ashley, Bobbi, Meghann, Sarah, and I had dinner at Trattoria Fantastica. I never go to Little Italy, and I should really go more often…it’s such a cute area, totally different from other Little Italy’s I’ve been to (namely San Fran and NYC). I probably made a really bad first impression, because I wasn’t 100% sure my parking spot was going to be ok (long story) and for the first 15 minutes I was paranoid (again!) about getting towed.
I ordered the gnocchi, which to be honest, was so-so. The chicken and the sun-dried tomatoes were good, so I kinda picked those out. I guess I’m just not meant to love gnocchi. Afterwards, I bypassed the incredible-looking Italian bakery attached to the store because I was craving frozen yogurt…only to learn that all fro yo places near me close at 10. FRO YO FAIL! I guess I should have had some beforehand, like Meghann did (so I learned reading her blog today).
The girls were all so sweet. I was a little nervous about going out to dinner with, let’s face it, strangers, but they didn’t feel like strangers once we started chatting about food, running, etc. I sat next to Bobbi, who just as warm and nice as she appears on her blog. I felt like we had a lot in common…oh with the exception that she’s run FOUR MARATHONS and is running another on Sunday! Craziness.
Ok I’ve got to get a move on or I’ll miss yoga! Then later Mitch and I are going to the gym for another “training session.” It’s rainy and dreary here today, but I’m telling myself that means it’ll be perfect marathon weather tomorrow. I’m so excited to volunteer at the finish line and see all the blood sweat and tears from the runners who have worked so hard to accomplish their goals. I think it’ll be super-motivating.