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While Friday itself was slightly unmemorable (my Fridays are always some of my busiest days), I still was able to start a marvelous weekend off with a run that ended right as the sun was coming up over the Texas Medical Center skyline.
Saturday, my alarm chirped bright and early at 6:00am. I immediately reset it to 7, rolled over, and went back to sleep. At 7, I turned it off and let myself sleep. An hour and a half later, I naturally woke up, hopped out of bed, put on my running clothes and shoes, and ate a banana as I was heading out the door.
I set out with the intention of going as far as I could comfortably go. I ended up with 7 miles, and thankfully, it felt a little cooler than it actually was. It’s hard to believe that once upon a time, I was able to run double that without enormous trouble. I was only out because of my foot for about three weeks, but I lost some running fitness, a little more endurance, and a lot of confidence during those weeks.
Which brings me to…during the entire 7 miles, I went back and forth between running the Long Beach half or not. On one hand, I really want that sub-2. On the other hand, I loved what I started doing this week–not worrying about pace at all. Or, to some extent, distance. Just running however long and however fast I felt like that day. There were a few days that I didn’t bring my Garmin at all, which is almost unheard of–I’ve been obsessed with it since I got it.
In the long run (pun intended–aren’t I clever?), I decided not to run it. I just don’t feel prepared enough to run the race I wanted to run to justify flying out to Cali, in terms of both time and monetary commitment. Plus, I have a slew of exams right after that weekend, so, there’s that…
Back to my weekend.
Saturday afternoon, friends and I had plans to explore Houston. That got scrapped pretty fast, though, because it was thunderstorming and rain was coming down like no other. So what’s a girl to do but curl up with Starbucks, Netflix, and a fleece blanket?
We didn’t completely ditch our plans, though. We went out to dinner at Sweet Paris, which is one of the few restaurants I’ve actually written a post about on here. The short version is that they make absolutely FANTASTIC sweet and savory crepes that are the size of your head and a baby combined.
For my main crepe, I got the “Le Californian”: turkey, pepper jack cheese, bacon, truffle oil, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and spring mix. All savory crepes come with a side salad of fresh spring greens and French vinaigrette.
For my dessert crepe (because you can’t come here and NOT have one of their sweet crepes), I got the S’mores: nutella, torched marshmallows,
graham crackers & semi-sweet chocolate. If I could eat this every day of my life, I would not hesitate. It’s. So. Darn. Good.
Saturday night, out of sheer boredom, we discovered that you could watch Suits on Amazon Instant Video as a Prime member. One of my friends and I had never seen it but have heard rave reviews, we were bored, and I have Amazon Prime. (Which is a wonderful, wonderful invention, by the way.)
It’s. Such. A. Good. Show. We ended up going to bed around 3am because “just one more episode…okay one more…” and I may or may not have spent half of Sunday watching it. But seriously, I need something to tide me over until Scandal and White Collar come back! (Although I’m very happy that Grey’s and Modern Family are both back.)
Favorite way to spend a rainy weekend afternoon?
What fall TV shows are you most looking forward to watching