Hello and happy Monday! As of yesterday I am officially 25! I don’t feel any older, but then again my birthday yesterday was about as climactic as a live feed of paint drying. Oh well, maybe next year. It was probably my fault for hyping the begeezus out of it all week anyways. That being said, I’m not even going to recap Sunday, unless you want an incredibly in depth post on my trip to the grocery store and eating Chipotle for dinner, so let’s just stick to Saturday. Cool? Cool.
Saturday morning my dad and I ran the Hatch Chili 5k in Southlake for the third year in a row! We mainly run this race for the easy course and three breakfast provided by Central Market at the end. The race began at 8 am, but for the first time (or at least in my experience), after the 3..2..1…GO we were immediately recalled and told to get back to the starting line because the police officers patrolling the course weren’t quite ready. After a couple of minutes we were given the 3..2..1..GO again, but this time it was for real. The course started in front of Central Market, ran through a nearby neighborhood, and then ended back in front of the store. Thankfully the heat wasn’t too brutal, so I wasn’t struggling too bad, plus they were passing out cold paper towels at mile two! The turnout was great, and it really seems to grow every year that we run it. My dad did notice though it appears the course length was actually 3.46 miles. Very sneaky, Central Market. Once we were finished running, we booked it straight to the breakfast bar where we were provided hatch chili flavored breakfast burritos, quiche, fresh fruit, and roasted potatoes!
After heading home and cleaning up, I made a quick trip to the nail salon and then we immediately headed out to my grandparents for birthday festivities. My grandpa’s birthday is next week, and while we’ll celebrate then too, we made sure to include him on my cake. I got to choose the age, and the unnecessary question mark.
The cake was delicious, and I’m so happy I got to celebrate with my grandpa. He was also treated to a box of chocolates as an early birthday present, so I think he’s set on any chocolate cravings for the next month or so!
After our celebration Jake and I headed home so we could get ready for my birthday dinner with friends that evening. Unfortunately we weren’t able to go to Stratos as I had planned, but my friend Lindsey recommend a really fun Mexican restaurant called Via Real and we ended up having a lot of fun there! I was also treated to a slice of cake to celebrate my “birthay.”
You tried, Via Real. You tried. After cake and drinks we made our way into Dallas for more fun at Round Up, a gay country western bar/the most fun you’ll ever have watching drunk adults attempt to line dance. I will say some people really knew what they were doing, and then there was one guy who just seemed to be kicking wildly and spinning about. It was great. Jake and I stayed out till a little before midnight before I finally surrendered to the fact that I really am 85 years old and should have been in bed hours ago. I’m proud of myself for actually going out though. I’ve still got it (barely)!
It was my birthday and I bought two watermelons at Trader Joe’s. What a time.
With the exception of Saturday it wasn’t quite the birthday celebration I was expecting, but that’s okay, it’s just another day (unintentional sad rhyme). Well I’ll see you back tomorrow, and hope you have a great Monday!