First of all, thank you for all your support and encouragement on my running rut. I was feeling really down on myself because I felt like I wasn’t at the fitness level I should be, and I feel ready to go down the process of slowly building up speed and endurance. So the plan is to have all of you meet me at my gym tomorrow after work and applaud and throw confetti as I run on the treadmill. Good?
But seriously, I am going to do as many of you suggested—take it slowly week by week building distance and incorporating intervals and cross training to build up endurance. I just need to be more diligent in documenting it and making sure I’m progressing. Wish me luck!
The other evening, Kevin and I went out to dinner with my friend Erica and her fiancé Brian. It was such a fun night. We went to the Graffiti Junktion in Thornton Park and unbeknownst to us, it was trivia night. I am awful at multitasking even though I attempt it often. I kept striking up conversations and couldn’t stay focused on the trivia, so we ended up dropping out in the last round. Whoops.
Kevin ordered a hot dog, Erica ordered a taco salad, and Brian and I both ordered burgers. I wasn’t really sure what I was in the mood for so I finally settled on pepper jack cheese, avocado and bacon on my burger. It may be random, but those were just the ingredients I was in the mood for.
The burgers were cooked really well, and they are very generous with their fries. I think the atmosphere is what really keeps people coming back to Graffiti Junktion. It is a very laid back place, and they often have events like trivia or dating games going on. I had a great time catching up and chatting away.
Rainier cherries are buy-one-get-one-free at Publix so I wanted to give them a try. I’ve actually never had them before. I’ve only had the deep red cherries. These are delicious! They almost taste like a sweet peach or nectarine. I’m so excited that I have two big boxes of them. They’re a great work snack, even though it’s kind of gross to spit out the seeds at your desk. I try to be discreet though.
What restaurant serves your favorite burger? Graffiti Junktion claims to have the best burger in Orlando, but I like the burger at Hillstone better (which is also way more expensive). I’m also a huge fan of Pine Twenty2’s burgers because you can get goat cheese on the burger there. Confession: I also adore Big Macs. I know it’s gross, and I can’t even remember the last time I had one, but I have such a soft spot for them.