Eric and I had a good weekend. A really good weekend. We did some activities, but just hung out around the house a lot.
We started off the weekend by going to a first Friday event. Some of our bike friends where putting on a motorcycle/art event, so we cruised our bikes to Fishtown to Liberty Vintage.
This place was really awesome. The downstairs was a bunch of motorcycles, seriously, motorcycles everywhere. Then the upstairs was art studios.
Beer brought on the back of motorcycles.
Since we were already in Fishtown we headed to Memphis Taproom, which is usually one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately we were disappointed in this weeks visit. We sat through most of our meal with empty water glasses and couldn’t ever get the waitress’ attention to fill it up. She wouldn’t ever look at us until she brought us our check and by that time we just wanted to leave. Sucks.
Friday was an early night because I had a 10 miler on the agenda for Saturday morning. I woke up fairly early and had an alright run. Although I started out early, it quickly warmed up and got hot out. I started trying to make deals with myself, saying I would only do 9 miles. Then I decided I would just run home and see where that put me. By the time I made it to our street I was at 9.5 miles and decided to just push myself to 10, running circles around the neighborhood.
My pace was all messed up because my Garmin freaked out when I was running in center city, but I was able to hold a fairly consistent 9 minute mile pace.
After some recovery (shower, food, nap) Eric and I went to our neighborhood farmer’s market to check it out. This past week was National Farmer’s Market week, so we had to celebrate!
As usual, the Piazza had a bajillion other things going on, so we took our photos in these cut-outs.
We spent the rest of the day hanging out because Eric was doing his first bike race Sunday morning. I convinced him to fuel with my favorite pre-race meal, pizza!
We did things a little different and made a white bean paste to put on top of the dough. It turned out really good.
And then we watched The Men Who Stare at Goats, which might be the worst movie I have seen in a while.
Leaving the scene of the crime.
Saturday was another early night to get ready for the big race! A few of Eric’s friends started racing this season and have consistently asked him to race with him. Well the pressure finally got to him and he gave in.
Good – the race started at 12:30, so we didn’t have to get up too early.
Bad – the race was a little over an hour away
But I was happy to tag along. Eric has been present at every.single.race I have ever run, and I was more than happy to cheer him on!
I was excited to watch the different cats (categories) and see how their pace was. Maybe next year I will do a women’s race?
Eric’s friend Jaime placed 3rd! This is him crossing the finish line, neck and neck with another cyclist.
Across the street from the park where the race was held was The Valley Preferred Cycling Center, aka the velodrome!
A team was practicing and it was really cool to watch them. This place is open to the public and would be really fun to pedal around.
After that we headed back to the city to get ready for the work week. I can’t wait for this week to be over, because Friday we are heading to Chicago for the Healthy Living Summit!