No packed suitcases this weekend- SMS and I stayed home. We started off the weekend by going out to dinner with a few of our friends from the apartment complex. We walked down to The Yam Leaf, a vegetarian Mexican place about 1/2 mile away. We had been there before but it had been awhile. I love their pupusas! SMS and I each got a pupusa and then split the sides on a house combination platter. It was really a great dinner and fun to catch up with our friends. We hung out for awhile which was good because one of our friends started out a little rough because he had gone way too long without food and he was hangry! He recovered well though.
Saturday was fairly mellow. I went for a run with the Mountain View Running Club, which was really enjoyable. It's a great group of people and I love talking to people during the run and afterwards at Starbucks. This week, I ran slower than last so I could talk a lot more. My running partners are so lucky, ha ha. I start my marathon taper this week so I wanted to start scaling back. The week prior, I had done two miles at 7:30 which was awesome but left no extra air for conversation.
I came home and SMS and I ate lunch. We had a mellow afternoon and then left for the Vance Joy concert at 5:15. We went out for Ethiopian food at Sheba in Oakland prior to the show. It was pretty good. I loved the injera and the food was tasty. I'm glad we had it because we had talked about Ethiopian food the night before and I knew I'd have major cravings if I didn't eat some soon! There was a lot of food and we couldn't finish it all. I think the waitress was sad we didn't take a to-go box but one of the dishes was raw (on purpose) and we didn't want raw meat sitting in the car unrefridgerated for a few hours.
I wrote a separate post about the concert. It was a solid show and I'm glad we went. I kind of messed up on the planning because I bought the tickets awhile back. What I didn't realize until Saturday morning was that I had actually bought 4 tickets. So, since it was so last-minute, I just sold the extra two on Craigslist since most of our friends make weekend plans ahead of time.
Sunday started with a 10 mile long run. It's funny that 10 miles seems like nothing now. I'm really excited for our marathon and it will be interesting to see what my post-marathon training plans will consist of. I'm thinking of Krav Maga and HITT workouts, with 1-2x weekly longer runs to maintain this base I've worked so hard to achieve. First, though, there's a little matter of getting through 26.2 miles! Unfortunately, it looks like it might rain (boo!) but maybe that will make me want to run faster!
After the run, SMS made a "Baconator" omelet, which efficiently destroyed any calorie deficit I may have incurred while running! It was delicious and I was hungry so thank you SMS! Then I took a nap. Afterwards, we went to the commissary and I baked a cake for dinner on Jeff and Hope's boat.
We were invited to dinner on their boat and we had the best time! First, we went for a walk around the Coyote Point Recreation Area. It was beautiful! There were wildflowers, views of the city and a beautiful sunset. Then we went to the boat, which is absolutely beautiful. We hung out for a few hours and had great conversation. We had excellent appetizers- my favorite is Hope's homemade cheese. Then we had a fantastic vegetarian lasagna with a side salad and asparagus. It was fantastic food!
We left about 8:15. Although I was having a great time, I was getting so tired. My long runs don't usually wipe me out but all day yesterday, I had felt more tired than usual.
I don't have any leap day plans, but I will try and think of something cool. Maybe a leap year cake and an impromptu party?