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Train and Play

Monday TSA precheck appointment and lunch at Macrina Bakery midday.  Super fun dance class followed by a great dinner at Eastlake Bar and Grill.  Fantastic and huge beet salad special we enjoyed along with our usual suspects.

Yummy lunch at Macrina Bakery.
Yummy lunch at Macrina Bakery.

Tuesday fun Circle of Impact recognition night at the Pacific Tower with FareStart.  Yum yum delish food and drink.  Those views and live music!  Training:  4 Mile Run

Wednesday night dinner at home with spaghetti bolognese and strawberry avocado salad.  Training:  5 Mile Run for Bryan and Hour-long bike ride home from work for Me

Thursday night nearly sold out Guest Chef night with Portage Bay Cafe for a pork tenderloin wellington, ceviche, fried green tomato and goat cheese and very fancy ice cream cookie sandwiches of creme bruleed pizelle cookies with terragon and maple caramel ice cream.  Training:  40 Minute Tempo Run

FareStart GCN take on "wellington"
FareStart GCN take on “wellington”

Friday date night out at Cicchetti to use our 4-course menu plus bottle of wine coupon.  Delicious dinner of a rye toast with beet and feta amuse, fattoush salad, carrot and mint hummus salad, brick oven half chicken with potatoes and chermoula, and churro rings with caramel dipping sauce.  We also met with Sanford’s Design to order Bryan’s wedding band!!!!

Saturday morning long run at Seward Park was great for both of us.  First 8-miler EVER for me!!!  Had a time of 72 minutes for 8.2 miles.  Finished by 11 to go to Hipcooks Holy Mole! cooking class.  For three hours we learned to make:

  • Albondigas soup
  • Nontraditional chili relleno with traditional red salsa
  • Coconut chicken with rice and a super duper Bryan-approved amazing red mole
  • Ensalada de Nopalitos
  • Flan

And then feasted on our creations.  So much good food.  Oh, and margaritas of course!  But seriously though the mole sauce with coconut chicken and the red salsa are both keepers for my recipe book.  I also loved the warming and light meatball soup.  After class we scooted downtown and Bryan ordered his suit for the wedding.  He’s going to be one well-dressed man.  We spent the rest of Saturday couch-potatoing it.  Training:  8-Mile Run

Sunday morning church service, quick meet and greet with the couple that will be counseling us, before heading to Country Brunch that I won tickets to from Seattle Met magazine.  Bryan and I both got to go and sample a handful of brunch bites from six of some of the best Seattle chefs at Metropolist in SODO.  They also had a bloody mary bar which Bryan and I passed on.  There was live music and there were some tasty bites but after about an hour Bryan and I were done with the crowds and the chaos.  Sunday was a nice day so we enjoyed some time outside, took advantage of the bi-weekly Lake Washington Boulevard road closure for a 16 mile bike ride to, around, and back from Seward Park.  Bryan and I cleaned up, had a dinner at home and then headed back to lower Queen Anne for our last show at the Seattle Rep for the season.  Sherlock Holmes again was a delight and a suspense with several gun shots.  I was a little more at ease in the suspense after a ginger Manhattan at intermission.

It was a really great week and another great weekend for just the two of us.  Quite possibly the last one we will have in a while.  Thankful for the good weather and aside from driving the Jeep to and from our run on Saturday we spent the whole weekend scooting!  Training:  70 minutes bike ride

Chelsea

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