BLERGH! And also, BLECH!

I do not feel well today. I have an issue that I will not discuss with you all, however, it is an issue that caused me to cancel my swim date with the Cheetah this morning. 🙁

Thursday after work, the Ambitious One & I headed to FitRight for some shoe shopping – since running shoes are the only ones I’m buying lately (*sob*) I really enjoyed myself! She got a new pair of shoes that should hopefully not make her toes fall off. I picked up a pair of New Balance trail runners.

Aren’t they pretty? I tried them out yesterday (on our GORGEOUS Friday) for a 5-mile trail run. They were pretty fantastic. They are so light & comfy! I broke them in by running through a few mud puddles. The run yesterday was terrific – I started out with the Cheetah, but eventually I had to fall back (even when she’s running slow for me, I can’t keep up for very long). I took a bunch of trails I’d never run on before (not something I would recommend if you weren’t really familiar with the area) and ran through a Sequoia grove. There were many violets & crocuses blooming – and so many birds flitting about – it was just GORGEOUS.

After my run, I lounged about at home for a while, talked to my parents, and then got all prettied up for a date with the architect. We went to Alameda Brewhouse. I hadn’t been there in a couple of years, but they have a decent happy hour (3-6) with $3 pints & 1/2 off all appetizers.

However, I was not overly impressed with their selection. They had a porter & a stout, a pale & a golden, and the only middle ground was an IPA. They were out of their winter seasonal, but still didn’t have a spring seasonal. No reds or ambers…..I drank the IPA, which isn’t my favorite, but it was alright. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about.  Overall, we spent $27 on 4 pints of beer & 3 appetizers, so it was a pretty good deal.

Maybe I should do an alphabetical review of all the breweries in Portland – next up, Amnesia (mmmm….Desolation IPA).

And now, for the photos from the drive the architect & I took a couple of weeks ago. We drove up through the eastern side of the coast range in February, and although there are no pictures of my handsome husband (he wouldn’t let me take any) there are a couple of me.

It was a fun trip, although the curvy roads always make me a wee bit nauseated.

Tomorrow is the Shamrock 15K – and I sincerely hope that I am feeling a little bit more like being active then. And that my body will cooperate and allow me to leave the vicinity of the bathroom.

And, now, to take your mind off what I just said = some gratuitous cute: