The Weekend

Posted on October 22, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This weekend I discovered the Broad Branch Market near my neighborhood and instantly wished there was something like this within walking distance of our house.  Some major highlights of this market include – real Slush Puppies!

You know, like Slurpees, but better.  And when you mix all the flavors together it’s called a suicide slushee?!  Wait, maybe that’s just something from my childhood.   I used to drink these things every day at the pool in the summer and sometimes I would stick swedish fish in them for extra fun.

In addition to the Slush Puppie machine, they also had a ton of bulk candy – gummy bears, runts, reese’s pieces, ice cream – pretty much anything you want.

They have a selection of prepared food and sandwiches, cheeses, meats and breads and dry goods too.  We left with beer, wine, candy and slush puppies!   I can’t wait to go back to try more of everything.

I did the longest run of my training yesterday – 12 miles – and it felt really good!   I am so glad because the 11 miles last week felt like such a chore that I didn’t know how it would feel to do 12.  I didn’t actually feel settled into the run until mile 3, but once I hit that I felt good the rest of the way.  I ran on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park and while it’s packed with bikers who whizz by you very quickly, it’s also a really lovely scenic place to run.  I usually try to end my runs within walking distance to my house, but yesterday I opted to drive to my start so I could shake things up a little.  I’m very glad I did it.

It is a little crazy to look at the training schedule and see only 3 more weekend runs on the calendar.  I’m shooting to go down to 9 this weekend and then 6 and 5 the following weekends.  I’m trying it this way to give my hamstring more of a rest before the half marathon.

I also went to the zoo this weekend because my oldest sister was in town visiting.  We were in the Amazonia building and there early enough that we caught site of some really cool monkeys, including this one.  My niece, Nina, kept asking the monkey to climb again – one of her go to words is again – and the monkey complied.  Was sweet to see how much she loved watching the monkey!

Stephanie and I are off to a fun event tonight which includes tacos and fun specialty drinks – look for a full (double) recap tomorrow!


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