Last night, Jason and I went out to 5 Seasons Brewery for dinner with friends that we hadn’t seen in at least a year if not more. None of us had been there before, but I’d been wanting to check it out. All of the food on the menu is organic and local and they have a lot of gluten free selections as well. I eat plenty of gluten, but I thought it was a nice touch. For my meal, I ordered the Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with a side salad. Jason and I also shared the Expensive Mushrooms Cooked Under a Brick because we thought the name was funny. They were good, albeit expensive.
I didn’t take any pictures but I really liked the restaurant. All organic and tasty to boot. This place has next blogger meetup/dinner written all over it!
We stayed there for about two hours and then just went home. I had a 10 mile run to do in the morning, so I wanted to get a good night’s sleep. This was my last long run before my half-marathon next Saturday. I’d normally been doing my long runs around my house but I was kind of getting sick of it, so I drove about half an hour to the race site – The Silver Comet Trail. Isn’t it pretty?
Trust me, it’s a huge difference from the main roads near my house. I got there around 10 am. Sometimes I feel like a freak for getting up early on the weekends and doing these long runs, but the place was packed with runners, bikers and walkers which made me happy. I’m not the only one who does this crazy stuff!
My legs felt like molasses for the first three miles or so. After that, I started to feel better. I was running Garmin-less since I still cannot find my Garmin. Although there are mile markers on the trail, they’re sporadic. I knew from previous runs that there wasn’t a 5 mile marker, so I decided that after the 4.7 mile marker, I would run until I saw the next one, even though I knew it would be more than 5. It was at 5.3 and I took a Hammer Gel and turned around.
The return trip was uneventful. I felt fine until about mile 9 or 9.5 and then I just wanted to be done. This always happens to me no matter what the distance is. The last mile seems to take an eternity. I finally got there and literally laid down in the grass at the trail head.
10.6 miles done.