Friday morning started with an easy 5 mile run on my treadmill followed by a few miles of walking on it until Brooke woke up. I was worried that the sound of the treadmill would wake Brooke up early but it didn’t (the sound probably reminded her of the hundreds of miles that we spent together on the treadmill when I was pregnant with her).
Brooke and I had a great morning together and then we met up with my girls for lunch (we get to eat here for free because of our friend which makes the food taste even more amazing than it already is).
Appetizers. The tomatoes and mozzarella were amazing but the toast with beets on it…. I now know that I do not like beets at all. Not even a little.
The good stuff.
After lunch I had to drop Brooke off (let’s not even talk about it mkay) and then my mom and I went up to SLC to pick up the race bibs for me, my sis, my BIL and nephew to run the Hit and Run 5k! This is going to be a good time.
After we picked up the bibs we went to a mall in SLC and I bought Brooke a new dress. If I can’t be with Brooke then the second best thing I can do is buy her clothes right?
We walked around for a few hours and hit up Cheesecake Factory for dinner. My mom and I have the perfect system for this place.
1. Eat their delicious bread.
2. Split one of the pasta dishes.
3. Split our favorite dessert in the whole wide world. Once upon a time when we were on vacation 8 years ago my mom and I went to Cheesecake Factory 4 days in a row just for this dessert. Strawberry shortcake is kind of our thing.
One of my favorite things after a big meal is to turn the heater on full blast and to turn the seat heaters up as high as they go. It made the 40 minute drive back home quite enjoyable.
Came home and read for a while.
I have 17 miles on the schedule for today so I am meeting friends early for 14 and then I will do the 5k with my family afterwards. Today is a day of running because as you know running is quite therapeutic.
How did you spend your Friday night?
Anyone running a race this weekend?
Beets….delicious or disgusting?
Best thing you ate yesterday?