Why hello there, strangers! It seems as if I have once again taken an unplanned blog break and turned this place into a bit of ghost town! Truth be told, I have been a bit busy, and my past couple of weekends have had me either away from my computer, or in this weekend’s case, I was tending to a migraine riddled birthday boy. Fret not though (because I know you were totally stressed, it’s okay), I’m here to catch you up on my past couple of weeks, and recap my most recent 5k! Let’s rewind to a couple weekends ago, shall we? (Lazy Blogger Warning: I apologize in advance if this post reads like a frantic ramble, but that’s what the past couple of weeks have felt like *insert tired face emoji here*)
Last Saturday Jake and I drove down to Austin with his parents so we could all be in attendance at his niece’s baptism! Thankfully Jake and I got up early to hit the gym, I logged five miles which really helped tire out my legs for the road trip (anyone get a sudden undiagnosed case of Restless Leg Syndrome during long car rides? I sure do!). We arrived early evening, and enjoyed our favorite sandwiches from Thunder Cloud and helped babysit the little one while Jake’s sister and brother-in-law went out.
We got up extra early the next morning so we could hit up a nearby gym (shout out to all the 24 Hour Gym locations) to workout so his family could have all the bathrooms to get ready first, so by the time we got home we could shower and get ready without everyone fighting for a bathroom! After the baptism, we all went to brunch and devoured some pretty great breakfast tacos, and Jake and I split a very odd but tasty crabmeat quesadilla. Once brunch was over we parted ways and made the drive home! Jake and I were exhausted and didn’t back till close to 7 pm, so any hope for typing up a post that night was long gone!
Tuesday night, Jake and I met up with his parents again but this time in Fort Worth to see White Christmas at Bass Performance Hall! I hadn’t been to Bass Hall since an elementary school trip to see Madame Butterfly…which I definitely slept through. I definitely did not sleep through this performance though, as it was so so SO good! Truth be told, I didn’t grow up watching White Christmas as part our family holiday movie rotation (we were mostly Christmas Vacation and Home Alone people), but it was still so enjoyable! I also happened to run into one of my very good friends, Sara, who was there celebrating her birthday with her family. Twas a Christmas miracle, indeed (wait, wrong movie).
Fast forward to this weekend, and this Saturday where I ran the Pumpkin Spice 5k with my dad, and two friends Stefan and Brittany! The weather was a little cool but unbelievably windy! I made the semi-poor choice to wear a hat, that blew off my head at least four times, but when it was staying on it was helpful in keeping dust and leaves out of my face! The course took place at its usual spot at the Panther Island Pavillion in Fort Worth, which is mostly flat, and offers a lot of great fall foliage views around the Trinity River and park! While the headwinds were rough, I kept an okay pace and finished a little after 35 minutes. The wind kept us from really wanting to participate in post-race activities (I would take out my phone for a photo and was immediately met with a thousand dramatics slaps of leaves and debris), but I had a lot of fun catching up with Stefan and Brittany!
Later that afternoon, I took my car in for an oil change, indulged a little with a mani and pedi, and then kicked off Jake’s birthday weekend at Grapevine Craft Brewery for a beer and donut pairing! I’m not normally a donut person, but these were amazing! Jake and I had gone to a beer and ice cream pairing a few months ago, but this one was definitely better! There was a chocolate glazed donut topped a potato chip that I would happily eat every day with every meal for the rest of my life.
Sunday was Jake’s actual birthday, so we went to Whole Foods for breakfast, but he, unfortunately, he was hit was a migraine, so we spent most of our morning just lounging around waiting for his Excedrin to kick in. Thankfully it did not take long, and while I said I was perfectly cool with staying in, he insisted we do our normal gym and grocery routine. That took up most our afternoon, and then his migraine found his way to him so that side-lined any additional birthday plans. I’m hoping I can take him out for a fancy birthday dinner this weekend, so let’s hope his migraine his just a 24-hour ordeal!
So that’s where I’ve been! This Thursday/Thanksgiving, my dad and I will be participating in the Dallas Turkey Trot 8 Mile run (and Jake is running his first 5k!) so I am super excited for that race, and of course the food afterward! My family made the genius decision a few years ago to skip cooking and all go out to eat instead of on Turkey Day, which really cuts down on the stress and mess of the holiday, and we are more than ready to hit that buffet on Thursday. I should hopefully have a race recap to share the next day, so look for that one on Friday! I hope you all have a great week and a great holiday!