Hey guys and happy weekend!
All is well here, but I’m super glad it’s the weekend. Friday is my sleep-in day, and I slept until 7:30 before logging onto work at 8 and sipping my coffee. I know 7:30 isn’t exactly sleeping in, but when you get up at 5 to run on the beach at 6 on Saturday mornings, you need at least one lazy day, right?
It’s rained most of this week, so my excitement’s been pretty limited. Fortunately, it held off on Tuesday and Thursday for my four mile sunrise/run rises in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant. Robert, one of the guys from the Believe/Achieve marathon training program takes pictures of the sunrises, and I always repost his pictures on Facebook. I think our city should pay him for photography because other runners and my friends from Florence see them and want to visit or run here. Charleston is pretty much a running paradise.
Clay grilled on the clear afternoon this week, so we had delicious veggies that obviously didn’t last too long. I love grilled eggplant and grilled corn on the cob- you can eat it as a side with a meal or just a snack on its own in the afternoons. I’m glad he’s getting lots of use out of his birthday present from me, it’s definitely a present we both enjoy.
The leftovers also make for delicious lunches when paired with a fresh tomato sandwich.
We also went out for a double date with our friends Elizabeth and Doug on Thursday evening. We went to Black Bean Company, which is a (mostly) vegetarian and vegan restaurant on James Island. The food was delicious and Clay really loved it. I was scared he wouldn’t like it, but he said the meat dishes he had (duck spring rolls and turkey wrap) were delicious. I had a spinach love wrap with tofu and the couscous on the side- the wrap was tasty, but I’m not a couscous fan.
It was super fun hanging out with Doug and Liz (who just got a job at a newspaper- congrats Liz!). Clay and I have separate sets of friends, but we’re glad to have some new couple friends to double date with- not to mention we have tons in common with them. We hadn’t been on a double date in quite some time, so this was a refreshing change.
After our date, we came home and watched some football- Green Bay vs. San Diego. Pretty nice to see former Gamecock, Melvin Ingram, on the field for San Diego, and it makes us both excited for college football in just three short weeks.
I love summer- laying out, beaches, cold drinks, frozen yogurt, flip flops, the fourth of July, and lazy days. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready for cooler temperatures, warm blankets, tailgating, Saturday mornings spent running races with afternoon naps and evenings of college football, and pumpkin spice everything.
Q1.) Have you watched any preseason football? Clay is pretty much obsessed with all football (more than me, but I do like it), so we watch at least parts of every preseason game, mostly to fill the void until August
Q2.) Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a restaurant? Well, like Clay was surprised by the vegetarian place, I had a similar experience at Charleston Burger Company the week we moved down. They had the best veggie burger ever, and I loved it so much, I felt bad for originally not being more excited to eat there. Sometimes you have to get out of the box, I guess.
Q3.) What’s your usual wake up time and what’s sleeping in? For me, I get up at 5 on run days, and on other days, I try to get up at around 6:30 or 7. When I worked in the office, it was 6:15 every morning though. Sleeping in is anything past 7!