Yesterday I was supposed to run a short one: 4 miles. I took my running clothes to work and everything. And then life happened and I didn't allow myself enough time in the day. And now the guilt...sets...in. I have been SO GOOD with my training plan and I know it's *okay* to skip every now and then and it's not like it will set me back tremendously. But I know that the danger in skipping "just one day" is that it can so easily turn into two, three, a week, and then it's a memory. I'm determined today I'm running!! It's a beautiful day so I'm looking forward to it.
I've mentioned before that I work for an incredible company. We work very hard and in return they spoil us pretty rotten, including meals on sight made by our amazing chefs. Yesterday's lunch was German-themed so I got to embrace my roots by eating a pretzel, pickled cabbage, and spaetzle. Have you ever eaten spaetzle? It's like little drops of heaven in your mouth. And look how pretty that watermelon radish is! To top it off we had some local artists come in to play live music for us while we ate. Check out King Willow when you have a few minutes. Lovely voices!
Jon took the boys to Golden Gate park yesterday before I got home from work. We are so lucky to live in a city with this many playgrounds and outdoor spaces for them to get exercise. This playground is one of our favorites because it a.) sells snacks, b.) has tons of play structures for big and little kids, and c.) has a CAROUSEL!! I don't know if you're ever too old to ride a carousel.
Then we all met up at the park by our house to see "Uncle Andrew" -- our longtime friend who moved out from Ohio too and is essentially a part of the family. He is in real estate and bought a drone to show clients the buildings he sells. There might be a *smidge* of pure kid in him too. He let the kids steer it for awhile. I don't know why but these things kind of freak me out. If you've ever read the Dave Eggers' book The Circle, you'll know what I'm talking about. Gah!
He said it could go four miles in the air!! Crazy. Last night we got a sitter and met up with my work friends. Jon has never met this new group of folks on my team and I wanted to show him off. We went to this amazing restaurant in the Outer Sunset called Toyose. You eat in a garage. Like in a garage in someone's former home that they've turned into this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. There are these red buttons at every table and you press when you need a waiter/waitress. It's truly an only-in-San-Francisco dining experience. Try it!
Jen, who you met in another post, was put in charge of ordering for the whole table. I'm told she always over orders and I like that about her. We had a ton of food! Ramen, kimchi rice, seafood pancake, cheese corn, noodles, octopus -- you name it, we consumed it. The seafood pancake is a must order. I wish I had one right now.
What is your favorite hole-in-the-wall place to eat in your hometown?
Have you been to San Francisco?