Where have you been all my life?
I remember using Google Docs occasionally when I was on the board for the Dockdogs club I belong to, but since I’ve been out of that for a while I haven’t messed with it too much. Consider me changed! I’ve been using the spreadsheets to create training plans, Christmas shopping lists, and an address book. I’m also going to look at using it as a training log/journal since I can access it from any device (hello being able to use my iPhone and tablet), even without internet. So sweet.
Enough geeking out about it though.
Last night we went out to dinner for my mom’s birthday. We went to a relatively new place called Bishop’s Post. It has a classic/comfort types of food. Instead of bread, you get a basket of homemade potato and sweet potato chips with onion dip. M and I polished off a basket of these by ourselves (I was starving!). We ordered several different appetizers since there were several of us at the dinner. We got: pistachio Encrusted Baked Brie (did not try it, but M said it was pretty good), Spinach & Artichoke Dip (my favorite), Pulled Pork Potato Skins (needed way more flavor), and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (shockingly, I only thought these were ok). My parents split a spinach salad, and my dad didn’t care for it so he gave his half to me. I thought it was pretty good, though not as good as the one you can get at the Melting Pot. Both M and I got filet mignon for dinner, which came with mashed potatoes (fairly decent) and a vegetable medley (I think it was a stretch to call it a medley, since it was just broccoli and carrots, but it was pretty good). The filet was cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely and I devoured the whole thing. I was feeling moderately miserable by the end of dinner! Afterwards, we headed to mom and dad’s for cake and ice cream (which I did not partake in, because stuffed!).
I’m getting more excited to start running regularly again (of course right when it’s going to be dark when I get home-hello treadmill!) and getting on my bike and to yoga. I’ve decided to do the Chesterfield Turkey Trot this year, and then the Santa’s North Pole Dash again. I probably won’t be doing the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k this year, mostly because I don’t feel like trekking all the way down to the city twice in one weekend and I don’t know of anyone else attending who could pick up my stuff for me. As for next years running, I’ve already drawing up training plans for two half-marathons and I’m looking in to participating in my first triathlon (!!!). I’m super excited!