This weekend has been relatively busy:
M’s birthday! Dinners & cards galore
M’s birthday was on Friday, so we have created a celebratory weekend! It started Thursday night with a trip to the Bristol, a restaurant with a focus on local ingredients and a snout-to-tail philosophy. We certainly partook of that with our “pig’s tail” entrée!
M liked his gift and I liked the card I picked out for him!
Saturday night, post run, we headed to Graham Elliot with his parents for a fun dinner! It’s a very inventive menu and we also enjoyed some unique beers!
Sunday – we are preparing for a Hash House Harriers run! M is laying the trail and I’m co-hosting/haring!
Long run without my Garmin
I was all set for a 15 mile run yesterday morning when I got to Piper’s Alley, turned on my Garmin, and saw “low battery.” I ran with the Chicago Endurance Sports group for 10 miles, stretched a little, refilled my water bottles & headed out again for 5 more miles. Although without my Garmin, I ran more based on feel, and ended up doing a little more than 5… at least 6 based on my MapMyRun post-run. But it was worth it to get my Shamrock Shake at Mickey-D’s afterward!
Today I’m more sore than after my 20 miler, so I think I probably ran harder yesterday, although I’m not really sure since I don’t have empirical evidence. My gut tells me I ran faster yesterday, but I don’t know. I did enjoy that Shamrock Shake a lot though!