Happy Friday, Everyone!
I didn’t get a chance to post last night because the kids that I tutor ended up needing quite a bit of help, so I didn’t get home until late. College application season is fully underway for these guys, so I’ll probably be busy for next month or so.
Late Night’s Dinner
After I got home, I headed over to Japoix with Quynh to meet up with Jennifer one last time. She’s headed to California tonight, but it won’t be the last time she hears from me
Japoix is my favorite place to kick back and have a few drinks. It’s a Japanese-French steakhouse, but they have a really nice lounge in the back that offers their full menu, excellent happy hour items, and a low-key atmosphere. Their food is really good, and Lawrence, the owner, always ensures we have a good time.
Spicy Tuna Roll
Beet Salad w/goat cheese, pecans, mandarin oranges, and Palisade peach vinaigrette + salmon
Rock n Roll Time
I’m so excited and nervous to say this, so here it goes. I just registered for the Rock n Roll Portland half marathon!
It’s not until May 20, 2012, so I have tons of time to prepare. I’m just happy that, at this point, I know that I can run this (slowly) since I’ve completed 8 miles fairly comfortably. It’s my very first half marathon, thanks to Thao! I’ll be running the race with her and a few other friends.
Portland sounded like a great choice because it’s not a place we would really visit on a leisurely vacation, but we do want to go. Might as well run a race there and then take a few days to see some sights. Win-Win.
One point of potential “concern” is that it’s the inaugural event, which I read can either be great or subpar due to planning issues and unexpected glitches. Being that I’ve never run a half marathon (or any race at that) before, I have no clue what to expect, so I’m sure everything will seem perfectly normal to me. I’ll be too caught up in the moment.
P.S. Registration for ANY Rock n Roll race (minus 3 or 4) is $20 off for today only. Jump on it!
Yesterday, I was thankful to get some extra spending money from tutoring. You can never have enough spending money Today, I’m thankful for sales and discounts. $20 off of race fees? Sold!
I’ll be coming at you tomorrow with some great eats. I cannot wait for dinner!