This past weekend was pretty great. Very nice and relaxing and a lot of fun! I kicked it off on Friday by meeting up with my friend Jessica and her friend at Cellars for happy hour. I love happy hour, because it’s much cheaper to go out and restaurants usually aren’t as packed. Eating out’s expensive, especially in a city, so cheap happy hour is awesome.
After happy hour, I headed up the hill to Ltd. Art Gallery to meet another friend at an art gallery opening for a collection based off of the films of the Coen Brothers. For those of you not familiar with them, they have done movies such as True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I’d never been to an exhibit opening at a gallery before, so it was pretty cool to check it out. In honor of The Big Lebowski, they had free white russians all night. The dude totally abided.
The most exciting thing about the gallery opening is that I bought my first piece of art! (Don’t worry, it was cheap!) It’s a really cool screen print of the main character from the move A Serious Man. I actually haven’t seen that film, but I loved the print and had to have it. Now, I just need to get it framed!
Saturday I took a long walk in my neighborhood ( I was out for almost two hours!) before I headed into Pioneer Square to meet up with some friends for the Seattle Sounders game. I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love soccer games. I couldn’t ever imagine that I’d have as much fun at a soccer game as I do, but I really enjoy them. People get really into the games, and they stand, sing and cheer the whole time. It’s really fun. This was my fourth game of the season. I got seats with five of my friends as part of the Sounders 4 pack. You get a ticket to the four most popular games of the year for really cheap. Getting really cheap tickets also mean that you’re fairly high up, although I must say I was still pleased with our seats.
I closed out my weekend with a lazy Sunday that included grocery shopping and a dinner party before watching the Game of Thrones season finale. I’m not going to lie, I’ve become obsessed with Game of Thrones. I even started reading the books! I finished the first one last week, all 800+ pages of it. Although to be honest, I’m not sure if I enjoy the books or all the fan responses, tumblrs, and memes based off of it more. I think hipster John Snow may be my favorite. He worships the old gods, you’ve probably never heard of them.
Anyway enough about my love of Game of Thrones. I need to talk about dinner. My friend Caitlin invited six of us to come over for dinner and to watch the finale. She went all out on the spread, including an awesome antipasti platter of meats, veggies, and marinated veggies, an awesome cheese plate…and LASAGNA. It was amazing. I haven’t had that good of lasagna in a long time. Then, to top it all off, she made strawberry basil cupcakes. I’d never had that combo before and didn’t know what to expect, but they were delicious. I need to get her recipe and make them again!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Today marks one day down on my training for the big race. Last week was my first week, and while I got my 5 workouts in, they weren’t as intense as I would have like. However, that’s fine, as my biggest goal was to get back into the swing of doing 5 workouts a week. I’ve been running a few different routes around my neighborhood and have also been doing a couple of workout videos as my cross training.
This week, I’ve been going more intense with my workouts and taking fewer breaks during my runs and tackling more hills. I’ve also been doing lots of squats and lunges with my cross training. Needless to say, my legs are killing me.
Here’s my workout plan for this week:
Tuesday-2 mile run
Thursday-2 mile run
Saturday-2.5 mile run
Sunday- 45 minute walk with LOTS of hills
What’s your workout schedule for this week?
This weekend was another whirlwind weekend here in Seattle. I’m still trying to do catch up posts from the last month or so. I’m not helping myself out either by continuing to do things to write about. Last weekend was busy and this week has been jam packed with ANOTHER Mariners game, training, general work, and service project planning. This weekend included an AmeriCorps Alums service project, an outdoor movie screening, and apartment organization. With some Olympics viewing and soaking up Vitamin D in between. Posts on all these fun activities will be coming over the next week, but for now, I want to fill you in on last Sunday!
Last Sunday I put on my fancy pants and headed over to Kirkland to attend an event called “Kirkland Uncorked”. This is an annual wine tasting festival held every summer that features wine from all over the state of Washington, free food from local restaurants, and live music. I went with a few girls I know and we all had a fun time, even though the Seattle weather didn’t cooperate. We had grey skies, a chance of rain, and chilly weather, but we survived!
Anyway, with your admission you got a souvenir glass and 10 tokens for pours. Each vendor was giving out one ounce pours, and each pour was usually 1 to 2 tokens depending on how fancy the wine was. In the end, it was a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The event was held right along the harbor, but as you can tell, the weather wasn’t too great!
Maybe one day I’ll own a boat. Seattle would be a boat owner’s paradise!
Tasting glass. The white line was to show the wine pourers how much was one ounce
The music Main Stage