Last night Michael and I went out to dinner at Wild Abandon. It’s on SE Belmont. I had a Groupon coupon for the restaurant, which was a great deal. It was kind of a funky little hole in the wall–and very crowded when we arrived. Thankfully I had reservations. The waiter brought us some fresh bread and hummus.
It wasn’t the best hummus I’ve ever had, but the bread was good (and we were famished). I ordered the Top Sirloin Steak with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. It was really great! The veggies were delicious and hadn’t been drenched in butter. In fact, I don’t think the cook used any butter to cook them. I wish the pictures had turned out better. It was quite dark in the restaurant.
I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir and Michael had a Fat Tire beer.
We headed back downtown to go to KOOZA! I’d never been to Cirque du Soleil. I actually didn’t really know much about it or what to expect. It was pouring rain all night too.
The show was great! I didn’t get any pictures until the end of the show because the ushers were quite insistent NO CAMERAS! The show was really fun. I had a great time. The tight wire acts were breathtaking–and very nerve wracking! I found a few great pictures on Google of my favorite part of the show:
These guys were amazing! That was by far the best part.
This was the only picture I could really get inside the tent:
We didn’t get to sleep until almost midnight. I have a 9am training for work. My plan was to get up at my normal time and go to the gym for an hour before I had to go to work. But I was so tired I decided to lay in bed and do nothing instead. 😉
I was obsessively checking the weather forecast this morning in preparation of my lunch time run. It predicted rain and THUNDER and LIGHTNING. YUCK! I kept looking out the window the closer the clock got to lunchtime. I saw a slight drizzle but some sun breaks.
I decided to take my lunch early to get my run out of the way and hopefully beat the rain.
I wore my jacket. It was cold out. The second my feet hit the pavement, I ran FAST. My #1 goal was to beat the rain and thunder/lightning. There was a slight drizzle but nothing too bad.
While I ran, I thought about nothing else but running and running fast. I pushed myself hard. I ignored my heart rate monitor. I was so focused, I didn’t even notice when I reached the Hawthorne Bridge. I checked my watch and it was 22 minutes in. That was an AWESOME time for me! I was 3/4 done with the Esplanade Loop at 22 minutes? My new goal was to beat my best time of 34:40.
And I did! I had the BEST time I’ve had to date! I didn’t walk or stop at all. There was little to no rain. And I feel great!
Calories Burned: 425
(Of course, now I see sunshine outside. Never fails!)
Back at work I showered, did some stretching and I’m reading to eat my ham and Swiss sandwich with a pickle.
Tonight’s agenda is a nice dinner out and Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA.