Hello and happy Monday! Ready for another week? Cool, neither am I! I had a busy busy weekend, and while it was super fun, I could use a week to catch up on chores and sleep. Oh well, till next weekend! Now before I fall asleep mid post, let’s recap this past weekend, and review the That Dam 5k!
Friday after work I hit up the tiny gym at my apartment complex for two reasons; 1. I knew it would be empty and I really just wanted a space to blare my jamz. 2. We ordered a pizza and I needed to kill time. I am a horribly impatient person, especially when it comes to food, so thankfully by the time I was back from the gym, it was pizza time! While we gorged on stuffed crust (the ONLY crust in my opinion), Jake and I watched Paper Towns for the first time, and I really enjoyed it! I had read the book a few years back, but completely forgot the plot, so it was nice to surprised. Also, the soundtrack is amazing. Oh, and Cara Delevingne and her eyebrows killed it.
Saturday morning I started off the day with a 6 mile walk/run around the lake, and soaked up the beautiful early morning autumn weather! This luxurious moment was quickly ended when I then set off to complete a thousand chores which included an oil change, car wash, and four loads of laundry. Once the chores were done, Jake and I made our way over to Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, which is an Autumn staple of the Grapevine/Colleyville area.
We picked up a couple of pumpkins to carve next weekend, but we couldn’t leave before we participated in the corn maze!
It was a lot of fun, until we accidentally overheard the directions to get out. Granted, we weren’t looking to be in the maze for a long time, but it’s not an experience until you are near tears and disoriented to the point of sheer madness, neither of which were two emotions we experienced. After the fall festivities we headed home to finish more chores, and ultimately pass out from exhaustion.
- Sunday / That Dam 5k
Sunday morning my dad and I ran the That Dam 5k for the second year in a row! Sponsored by LLELA, the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, the race focuses on the natural beauty and landscape of the Lewisville lake, whilst promoting LLELA activities, and the always important push to recycle and preserve nature. The race also hosts a half marathon, and the course often intersects with the half marathon participants, but thankfully never feels totally congested, or that you are heel to heel with other runners. The course is mostly flat, peppered with a few small hills here and there (nothing too challenging or threatening). After the race, we were awarded with finishing medals, that also double as belt buckles! After collecting our medals, and sampling some post run goodies from the sponsored vendors, my dad and I left for our favorite breakfast spot, Seven Mile Cafe!
This restaurant has the most game changing eggs benedict in the history of breakfast, and I would eat it every day if I could. I would settle even for a full sized glass and a straw just for the hollandaise sauce. Too much? I promise if you had it you would understand.
While not pictured, that night my best friend Natalie attended the Oddball Comedy Fest at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Fair Park to see Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer! The no photos policy was strictly enforced, so you’ll just have to take my word for it and trust that I was actually in attendance. It was my third time seeing Aziz, and first time seeing Amy, and they both were crazy hilarious and the material was A+. Afterwards, Natalie and I ended up getting stupid lost trying to locate the car and spent upwards of two hours walking around like morons. All of this confusion is due in part to the fact that the concert venue is literally next door to the State Fair of Texas, so parking and crowds were outrageous. I’ve touched on this before, but Fair Park is actual hell on Earth. I don’t know why I keep going back, but I swear I’m done you guys. I am done! (Cut to next month when I have to back for my next concert and hate everything all over again)
What a weekend! I hope you all had a great weekend too, and I’ll see tomorrow! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go sleep forever.