Happy 4th of July everyone! I’m probably running right now as this is posting (technology can be so clever…), but I thought you’d like to be caught up on my weekend up to this point…
Friday night started with a cross training session in the workout room with Mon. It wasn’t any Friday night, though. Being as how it is now July, it is the beginning of my month-long birthday extravaganza!
Just kidding about dragging out my birthday for a month… sort of. Mon got a little excited and wanted to give me my birthday present early (my birthday isn’t until the 25th). Plus, she knew it would go really well with my chosen outfit of the night:How cute is my new purse?!?! Mon’s always the victim of my fashionably late appearances, mostly because I lack on the accessories and usually can’t figure out which purse will come the closest to matching. So she’s helping me out! I adore it!
She me the present at the gym. We got a weird look as I shrieked with happiness.
Anyhoo, we made our way to Big Shot in downtown Arlington Heights with another girl who just moved into our complex. We thought we’d take her out and show her around for the night. The piano player didn’t appreciate our art work as much as we thought he would.
Do you guys do the piano bars? Favorite requests? I’m always a fan of the ones that will play the random songs that aren’t typical for that kind of place- in my college town, they’d break out Sublime and Green Day after a certain time. And I loved it!
A few rounds later, we took her to Gatsby’s to end the night. It’s a favorite dive of ours that pours the drinks way too strong and stays open way too late. (Which is why it’s our favorite.)
Since I’m racing tomorrow, I switched out my long run for a solid walk and yoga. And pool time.
Because I can’t stop yammering about Russell Brand and how much I wanted to go see Get Him to the Greek, we finally went tonight! Mon and I decided it would be a good way to have a chill night. And decided to visit an old friend…Sweet Tomatoes! I really do love this place. My eyes light up as soon as I walk into the door because of that magical salad bar. Ahhh…Oops- how did that picture get on here?!?!?! How embarrassing… yet accurate.
Because we had extra time after dinner and before the movie, we took a stroll through Whole Foods so I could grab some water to throw in my bag for the movie (yes, I’m one of those people). As we strolled to let our dinners “digest”, we also sampled various items throughout the store. So yeah… the “digesting” was pretty much pointless. And we just added to the issue. Oh Whole Foods- this is why I usually avoid you!
The movie was fantastic. I loved it. LOVED it. As a disclaimer before you run out as quickly as you can to see it- I have a precondition of loving Russell Brand like no other. I think he’s just hilarious. Sure, a little dirty in more ways than one, but hilarious. Loved the one-liners. And I’ll probably be using them the rest of the weekend. So please go see it so you can catch what I’m saying…
So yes, I am enjoying the holiday weekend so far. Let’s see if it changes by the time I cross the finish line of the Frontier Days 10k Stampede…
I’ll catch ya later… have a wonderful Sunday!
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