Hello, and happy Monday! While I did run a 5k this weekend, I decided to skip out on a race recap and just feature a weekend review instead! My Dad and I ran the Too Hot to Handle 5k, and while I was putting together a recap for this race, I realized it was nearly identical to last year‘s post. There wasn’t really enough of a difference (in my opinion) to warrant it’s own post, and I don’t want to bore you guys with a repetitive post, so a weekend recap it is, but I had ice cream and beer this weekend, so clearly that’s worth sharing, right?
My work week had been absolutely nuts, so by the time Friday rolled around, I knew I wasn’t probably going to feel up to cooking so Jake and I enjoyed a date night at a nearby seafood favorite, Fish City Grill. I ordered an almond crusted swordfish, paired with roasted potatoes and wilted spinach, while Jake really took advantage of the seafood menu and ordered a chicken sandwich. Bold move! All day at work I had been craving ice cream, so after dinner Jake and I hit up Marble Slab for some dessert. I ordered chocolate ice cream with Oreo crumbles and diced strawberries. Ugh, now as I write this I want to go back and get another. Honestly you could crumble up Oreos and put it in anything and I would consider it infinitely better than it was before. Maybe I just buy some Oreos? Okay this post is spiraling, let’s get back to it…
I had plans to meet up with my Dad for a park trail run, but I woke up to a text saying he wasn’t feeling too well, so I accompanied Jake to the gym while he did weights, I logged five miles on the treadmill. I was feeling pretty good, and I almost considered knocking off one of my July goals and going for a 10k, but we were in a bit of time crunch since Jake had a haircut scheduled that morning. I should be expecting my Doctor Who virtual runner medal any day now, so maybe once I get that in the mail I can make some time for the treadmill 10k!
Once Jake parted with most of his hair, we made our way to favorite spot in Grapevine, El Taco H, for some burritos! We both ordered some chips and queso, and shrimp burritos, but I ate mine more like a burrito bowl in an effort to make less of a mess (burritos are difficult okay?!). Once the burritos were demolished, we met up with my old friend Clay at the Grapevine Brewery for some post lunch beers. It was the anniversary of Grapevine Brewery’s opening, so there were food trucks, live music, and lots of activities going on! We all stayed for one beer before Clay had to head out to a wedding, so Jake and I went back home and then he braved the summer heat and went out with some friends to play a round of golf. I wound up browsing through Netflix for what felt like forever before deciding Chelsea Peretti’s stand up special, “One of The Greats“, and I am genuinely surprised no one in my apartment complex filed a noise complaint on me because I was DYING laughing the whole time. If you love her character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and also want to hear someone complain about the use of the word “hubby” (‘I’m sorry y’all, but that word and “bae” literally makes my skin crawl), then you are set for an hour and half of brilliance.
Sunday morning was the annual Too Hot to Handle 5k in Dallas, and it sure lived up to it’s name! The race also offered 10k and 15k routes, but yeah no thanks. It was so hot and humid, even by the 7:30 am start time! Thankfully it isn’t a very hilly course, and scenic views of the park and ritzy apartments by White Rock Lake are nice, but when you feel like you are dissolving faster than an Alka Seltzer tablet, sometimes it isn’t enough to make you forgive the heat! I made sure to stop for the two water breaks offered, and I kept my pace pretty slow, but I still felt awful! This race solidified by wish for Summer to be over and that we all just move on to Fall. Anyone else with me? Cool, I’ll get a Change.org petition going.
After the race, my Dad and I had a nice post run breakfast at Mod Market, and then we walked across the street to a Trader Joe’s so I could go ahead knock off an errand for the day before he dropped me back off at my apartment (my Dad isn’t my valet, I promise. The race was on the opposite side of town, so we carpooled together). Not having anything else on the agenda for the day, Jake and I had an impromptu Harry Potter marathon for the rest of our Sunday. I haven’t watched any of the HP movies since…geez…high school or college? Either way, it had been a minute. In between 3 and 4 Jake got the grill going for our new #SundayFunday tradition, and we feasted on spicy BBQ chicken, and veggie kabobs! It was the perfect close to a low key weekend!
Okay can we get back to talking about ice cream? Which flavor/brand is your favorite?