Well, I ended up using my extra hour to watch the ING New York City Marathon on TV this morning. I went to bed at
9:30 p.m., and woke up at 6:00 a.m., but really it was 5:00 a.m.–just in time to watch the start of the marathon!
Yesterday, I had a surprise in the mail waiting for me!
I love getting “real” (snail) mail, especially when it is a package, and the package from my sister, and a package you weren’t expecting!
My sister runs cross country for Concordia College, which is also where I ran cross country. Their team ordered shirts, so she ordered one for me as well! I was stoked!
Go Cobbers! (Back of shirt.)
My sister is featured in the brochure because she’s been the team’s top runner nearly all season!!
Her 5K PR is nearly identical to her high school 4K time! She’s worked extremely hard to get where she is! (I’m pretty sure she could beat me now.)
For my marathon this past summer, my sister made me a little good luck “card,” but in the shuffle of packing/repacking, it got lost and I had no idea what happened to it. But now I have it back in my possession!
Wake up, dream big, inspire, believe, get ready for the race. Run with certainty to the finish line. You will have high marks for style. You will have speed, distance, pace. I know you will rock your run.
And Craig got a homemade birthday card from my sister.
Gosh do I miss my sister and family!
Saturday afternoon, we celebrated our friend Lazer’s (that’s her nickname) birthday.
Below: me, Lazer, and Lazer’s sister Reanne. (Craig also came along; he was taking the picture.)
We went to Midnight Sun Brewing Co. to get some grub.
It is a fun little place to grab food and drinks.
Craig ordered the Ancho Beef Dip.
Dinner wouldn’t be complete without a stop at our favorite dessert place: Sugarspoon.
Trying to decide what to order at a dessert place has to be the most difficult thing ever! The combination of being indecisive and loving sweets makes it nearly impossible to weed anything out.
I finally settled on a Banana Peanut Butter Cup. It was on the kid’s menu, so it was half the cost of many of the other itmes, and I thought it would help me control my portion.
Description: Sliced bananas and peanut butter mousse topped with chocolate sauce and crushed peanuts
When I read “mousse” on the menu, I was thinking “light” and “fluffy,” but that was not the case. This small dessert bowl was filled with a dense, thick, pudding-like peanut buttery goodness! It was awesome! Even Craig, who doesn’t like peanut butter-flavored desserts was raving about this. The mousse was topped with chocolate sauce, bananas, and whipped topping. It was the perfect amount for me.
Craig ordered the same dessert we got last time we went to Sugarspoon.
Raspberry Lemon Panna Cotta