Sunday, March 7, 2010

Delicious dinner at Taste and my first meet up with the running group

Last night Chris and I went out with our friends Nick and Federica.  Nick used to be Chris's roommate, back when I first met Chris.  They wanted to try out a place called Taste.  It is a little tapas place that I really loved!  We all shared some sangria, which was very delicious. I started out with some orange mint tea... YUM! 

Then I ordered the "Hass Havocados and Harts of Palm" salad (described as tossed in aged red wine vinegar on a bed of shaved cabbage and topped with fresh Parmesan).  YUM!!!  Definitely heavy on the delicious avocados.  Mmm Mmm Mmm!  I also tried the "Blackened Shrimp Bruschetta" (described as blackened jumbo prawns served with a fresh tomato bruschetta over crostini finished with a balsamic glaze).  YUM!  Sadly, I did not take a picture until I had eaten one and given one away.  (Also, I am not becoming a foody blogger...I don't cook enough delicious meals. lol.  I just recently discovered some really good recipes and restaurants thanks to other bloggers, and I thought I would give it a shot.)  I also sampled the "Sharp Cheddar Steak Salad" which was quite delicious!  It was a really wonderful evening, and I'm so glad we got to hang out with such great friends.

Now, about my first group run!  I got to Cady Way Trail wayyyyyy early.  While at least 12 people had said they were going to show up (according to the last time I looked at the RSVP) only about 7 showed up.  They were doing a down and back run for either a total of 4 or 6 miles.  I headed out with the pack and quickly realized they were much faster than me.  I managed to stay somewhat with them until the two mile mark before heading back.  I somehow managed to forget to press "start" on Garmy until 1.25 miles.  From there until the two mile mark, I averaged a 8:35 pace (fast for me!).  I am pretty sure we probably averaged close to that for the first two miles.  A couple people had turned back before me (they were faster).  All the rest headed for the three mile mark.  I averaged 9:19 for the last two miles.  I was really hot by the time I finished, thanks to my sweatshirt.  After I joined the group for a bagel and coffee.  Then I came home, took a shower, and crawled back into bed with Chris.  For some reason, I have not been sleeping very well.  I think I have definitely caught up on sleep this weekend though! 

I enjoyed the running group, and I look forward to going again.  I am hoping that there will be a few more people next time that maybe are a bit slower (lol), but it will be a great way to help me increase my pace. 

I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend as I did!  Again, congrats to all the Running Princesses out there!  I will be there next  year!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the comment!
    this post made me really hungry for some good food.
    I'm afraid to join a running group for that reason, I don't want to get left behind! :) I hear it's really good motivation to join one. Keep it up!


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