Once upon a time I was doing my usual 60 minutes of ellipticalling (what I did every single day of my life for a few years) next to Megan and she told me that she had just signed up for the SLC marathon.
Somehow this girl convinced me to sign up to do the race with her. She is quite the saleswoman.
Within 7 minutes of getting home after our conversation at the gym I was pushing submit on the registration form for the marathon and then the magic happened. My aunt sent me an awesome training plan and I stuck to it like glue (along with teaching spin classes and using the elliptical to cross train). I did every single training run (except for one) on the treadmill because I am crazy like that and then I did the marathon. And I was hooked.
You’re welcome for completely useless information.
This is Megan, she is the reason I did my first marathon (I always knew I wanted to run a marathon but I was just going to wait until I was 60 or something to do one so that it didn’t matter how fast/slow I finished).
Last night after I put Brooke down to bed I picked her up for a special date to Sodalicious in Provo. It is in a tiny building and there is a walk up window and a drive thru.
Nothing weird about getting a Dirty Diet Coke (DC, lime and coconut) late at night. This decision is going to feel really good on my early morning run. Who needs sleep?
Let’s continue moving backwards throughout the night.
Birthday dinner (only 3 months late) with this gorgeous friend of mine. They get to eat for free at a few different restaurants and they invite me to come with them because they know I have a thing for food and talking for hours on end. Kind of one of my favorite things.
The main course was like Thanksgiving dinner. The twice baked potatoes were my favorite. The chicken, cauliflower and carrots were also amazing.
I found my new favorite grain ever… it was in the brussels sprout dish…. FARRO. Please try it, it is so good. PS everything at this restaurant is local and organic. I will be back.
And a fun little walk with Brooker around Provo.
PS reader Katie took first place in her costume contest. I think the piñata costume is the best Halloween costume ever.
Since it is Halloween we need to have a serious question about what candy you got the most excited about when you would go trick-or-treating as a kid?
-Twix and Milky Ways
Favorite Halloween/scary movie? Do you enjoy scary movies?
Who got you to sign up for your first race?