The good kind of busy though. Recently they opened a University Co-op in Dallas. It was at aforementioned Co-op that after much deliberation, and a little modeling, I found the perfect hat for the marathon. It's actually a technical fabric so hopefully I won't be trying to shed it come mile 9. Hook 'em!
Thursday, Jules and I headed to Fadi's to enjoy some yummy Mediterranean food. I often get the veggie sandwich and you just never know what delicious vegetables it will contain. They'll just throw in whatever they cooked that day. Spinach, eggplant, tabouli, green beans, potatoes...the list goes on. However, they have the best cauliflower ever. Ever. I get so excited when I see they have cauliflower. They didn't have cauliflower on Thursday, but I heard them tell another customer that they would make it for him! He declined, but I nervously asked if I could get cauliflower added to my sandwich. They did! Like manna. Keep in mind, while it certainly IS a large sandwich, it's on a bread plate! I could eat at Fadi's every other day. So delicous. And most everything is cooked healthily. Imagine that!
Later in the day we headed down the lane to take a tour of the Federal Reserve Building. You see, our "teambuilding" funds have been slashed to zero this year, so we are getting creative. The tour is free, and since we are also a financial organization, it made sense. You know what? It was great! If you have a Fed in your area (there are 12) check it out! We each got packages of shredded bills to take home. Here we are with our cumulative $240!We take our football very seriously in Texas. Very. This was homecoming weekend for our local high school. So even though we didn't go to school there, nor do we KNOW anyone that attends, we traipsed our merry little selves down to watch the Homecoming Parade. So fun! I loved the band, all the floats, the motorcycles, the cheerleaders! Made me nostalgic for high school. Also made me want a mum. Those things are gaudy as all get out, but oh-so-important! Girls who didn't get mums would actually skip school the Friday before homecoming so they didn't have to attend mumless. High school can be so tragic. I've been told mums are a Texas thing. Did y'all have mums for homecoming?Today I've been resting, hydrating and gearing up for another 20 miler tomorrow. I am currently on a mission to stock our freezer and pantry. I'm pretty bad about only buying what we need, and most of that is fresh food. Okay, so that isn't bad, but we usually don't have staples. No ingredients to actually MAKE things. Our freezer looks like this most of the time.Full of nothing but ice. You know, for the all important ice bath. I've found large plastic containers better than just cubes. They take longer to melt. OC there is my water bottle, frozen, in preparation for tomorrow as well. I think there is one fruit popsicle in the box. That is the only edible item. Pathetic. So I headed out and bought "in bulk" a few staples to keep frozen. Okay, so not all of it will freeze. But lots of extra nuts, breads, chicken (for Hubs) plenty of milk and a cutie pumpkin thrown in for good measure. And yes, those ARE white biscuits thrown in with that whole grain pita and Ezekiel bread. Hey, I'm from the South. Gotta have a little comfort food in that stocked freezer, right? Mmm, biscuits and white gravy. Biscuits and butter. Biscuits and jelly.
Speaking of, I'll be climbing in the biscuit soon. Gotta get my rest before my long run. I've only got 3 more long runs left before tapering begins. Where did the time go? Good luck to all those racing in the morning!