Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It was the SF Ballet performing on Sunday and I thought it would awesome! Oh plus, all of the concerts are FREE! Well, I walked down this lonnnnng walkway/hill to the venue. There was a huge stage and it was packed with people all around. The seating down around the stage was closed for additional seating. The other option, was to literally sit in the woods. There was a path and people sitting on the hill among the trees. I would've been happy to sit up there but that was packed too!! There were literally no seats for this show.
I learned that in order to go to Stern Grove, you have to get there around noon for the 2pm show. Oh well!
We wrapped up the weekend by watching more Olympics. We are loving the gymnastics(of course) and swimming!
Saturday was another run with our team - this time up in Sausalito. We had a really good 7 mile run and Erik ran 10 MILES!!
The run was actually really good. We felt great and I loved hitting the 5 mile mark and thinking, wow that wasn't too bad! Considering I have to run 13.1, I hope I feel like that at 10 miles soon!
I saw this great sign on the run:
We had a foggy ride back over the bridge to SF, too.
After running, I had a hair appointment and then Erik and I went out to meet up with some friends, Mike, Jane, Jon, and Phil. First, we went out to Southern Pacific Brewery. Then, we met up with some other friends, Andrea & Carrie, at St. Vincent's Wine Bar. I would love to go back here and eat dinner.
For dinner, we were able to meet back up with Betsy & Greg for pizza at Little Star. YUM. After that, I was exhausted. 7 miles, no nap and on the go all day. Whew!
What a fun day though!!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Now, going to the bank, took much longer. I waited for 20 minutes before even talking to anyone! But, once they saw my paperwork, they made the change quickly. So, all is good and I will have a new license and debit card in a week or two.
For dinner, Erik made home made tortillas for fish tacos. I made a little salad to top the tacos of corn, red pepper, avocado, and lime. It was all soooo good.
|The dough ready to be a tortilla|
We also watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony and stayed in for the night since we had to run early on Saturday AM in Sausalito.
Friday, July 27, 2012
On Thursday, I packed up my stuff for my last 1/2 day in the office. I stayed at the Westin and I really loved it. Great rooms, beds, towels, and service. They pride themselves on the "heavenly" bedding collection and it was pretty nice.
The service there was great. One day, I came back from running and someone was at the door to give me a towel and water. They had a in-hotel restaurant that I didn’t checkout. They had a cool program that if you refused clean sheets each day, you got a $5 voucher to use at the restaurant or coffee café!
For lunch, another food truck came to the office – Jacque’s Tacos. They had a wide variety and were pretty good!
After lunch, it was time to head out. I have to say my company really takes care of their employees. I had a car service pick me up the airport and bring me back. They paid for my flight and hotel, meaning I didn’t have to pay for everything and get reimbursed which was nice!!
The flight was uneventful and direct, which was awesome. One funny thing happened on the plane – to me. You know these pillows?
Well, apparently mine had a little hole in it. I woke up from sleeping only to find myself COVERED in the little beads that are in the pillow. I was so confused at first thinking about where the beads were coming from. Then, I was like, omg. I have the biggest mess on my hands. Betcha didn’t know that those little balls are SUPER STATICKY and they stick to everything including your hands. Oh yah,they do. haha.
I told the flight attendants what happened and they didn’t seem to care so I guess that was one plus! What a pain.
Erik picked me up at the airport which was nice of him. Evie was also excited to see me and it was great to be home!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wednesday was another great day. Today at lunch, Ned's food truck came to the office. I tried their veggie burger which was...just ok. The truck was really disorganized in terms of fulfilling orders and their food was just OK. We are definitely spoiled in the Bay Area of having tons of food trucks to pick from at any given time of the day.
If you can believe it, I have never gone to a restaurant alone. I never have any reason to and when I travel, I'm usually with people. So, I was excited to go out on my own. I had this idea in my head of sitting at the counter, like Lorelai at Luke's Diner. I would chat with the staff or the people next to me. It was going to be great.
For dinner, I had a salad with black beans, veggies, cheese, tortilla strips, etc. Not really "diner" food but that was what looked good & it was good. They had a really good breakfast menu so I bet this place is packed on the weekends.
It was a pretty good Wednesday! Tomorrow is my last day in Michigan and I head home tomorrow.
For dinner, I went with three of the girls I work with to Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak, MI.
They had their own beer on tap and I had the Witface beer:
World Beer Championships Medal Winner
A Belgian style white ale brewed with orange, lemon and coriander 5.25% ABV
For dinner, I had a BBQ chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun. So good but So messy!
Cool place in the downtown area of Royal Oak. It was also so warm out that we were able to eat outside which was a treat for this San Franciscan!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Michigan is HOT. It was 100 here today. I got off the 4 hour flight, got to the hotel, and wanted to get out for a run. Whew! It hard. I think I just did about 2 miles and I was worn out. I was dehyrdated from the flight AND it was super hot!
|Ran past the library|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Here’s Erik getting his wet suit on before getting on the ferry
It was a beautiful day for a swim. Sunny, breezy, and the water seemed calm!
They got on the ferry and were brought out to Alcatraz. They had to jump off and swim to shore – 1.5 miles!
Done! 54-ish minutes
He said he had a lot of fun doing the swim & definitely wants to do it again!
After the swim and a shower, we went to Axis Café for brunch. Great morning and so proud of Erik!!
|Usagi Dog Collars|
|The Medium Control Shop|
Saturday, July 21, 2012
We were both craaaaving sushi. You know when you tell yourself you want sushi, you just HAVE to have it. We went to our favorite spot - Domo.
We had a couple rolls that were deeeelish! We headed home after dinner to watch some TV and get to bed. We had to get up early for our TNT run on Saturday AM. Great Friday!!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Photo from here|
We did run 200 sprints which was FUN and brought me back to my high school days. If you want to read more about our training, you can read about it HERE. Our training and fundraising is going well but if you want to donate to us, you can do so HERE.
We've been working out, running, swimming, pilates, and getting in shape for our big run in October.
In Evie news, she is still waiting to go see this Specialist on the 31st. Then, we will know when she can have her knee surgery. She is limping a little but she wants to run around and play. She is not moping around, that is for sure!
It's Thursday and we are thinking about the weekend....
Erik is gearing up for his big Alcatraz swim on Sunday! 1.5 miles from Alcatraz to shore. It should be pretty nerve wracking but exciting for him to do!
Our FAVORITE fair is happening this weekend -The Renegade Craft Fair! Can't wait.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We went to Dixie, a new restaurant in the Presidio.
I had a yummy dish of "Chicken & Dumplings" which was an unconventional way of eating the dish.
I loved my dish - but the other ladies didn't love theirs.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|It was coooold after the run.|
After the run, we headed to breakfast at Sweet Maple. They had a large and delicious menu!
Nice to get out of SF but we got stuck in TWO hours of traffic trying to get back over the Bay Bridge due to lane closures over some spill on the bridge. Unrealllllll.