5.8.12 – Weekend wrap-up

8 May

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Our weekend mostly revolved around finding some new restaurants, watching the Bulls lose, and the Broad Street 10-miler. Here is a quick wrap-up:

Friday night: Third time is a charm. After a great deal of research and asking the locals, we found a Mexican restaurant just in time for Cinco de Mayo! We ate at El Gran Rodeo. The Combo #10 was even the same as back in the Midwest, which made me very happy. I thoroughly enjoyed my chips and queso, tacos, rice and beans. They even had a bonus dip that came with the salsa that was quite tasty as well. We then headed home to watch the Bulls lose.

Saturday: We hit up our favorite bagel spot Custom Bagel, went for a morning stroll, and then headed into Philly to pick up Kyle’s race packet. The packet pick-up was at the Eagles’ stadium, and we were unprepared for the number of people running this race! The expo was on the second floor of the stadium, and the line was to the parking lot. Luckily it moved quickly. We browsed the vendors, and I managed to find something to purchase. I can’t wait to try out my new Sweaty Band!

We then used Yelp! to help us find another Italian hot spot so Kyle could carb-up. We landed on Francoluigi’s in South Philly. It was delicious!! The owner was super nice too. The High Note Cafe is attached to the little pizzeria (same owners, different menu with live music), and we will definitely have to check that out for dinner sometime.

Sunday: It was race day. We picked up Kyle’s Cross-fit buddy, Ian, and headed into South Philly. It wasn’t Ian’s first rodeo, so he knew all the tricks about where we should park. Our only mistake was catching the regular subway line to the start line rather than the express, but we weren’t alone. They boys had to make a quick pit stop and rush to join the next corral starting the race. 40,000 runners plus supporters and spectators made for one crazy scene! I rushed back to the subway in hopes of seeing them finish the race, but it was a mob scene. Instead, I met the boys at our predetermined meet-up spot and grabbed a quick pic of them post-race. Then we headed back to the car where we learned the boys had finished in 1:20:07 – a new PR for Kyle!  They were pleased with their time with all of the bobbing and weaving they had to do. We headed home to watch the Bulls lose (again) and enjoyed some tasty sandwiches and salads from House (plus a DQ run 🙂 ).

Overall, it was a very enjoyable weekend, but last week’s baby milestones were even more exciting. First, Kyle felt the baby move for the first time. Second, we have decided on a name for our baby girl.

On tap for this week: We have our second parenting class, and we are testing out some new vegetarian recipes. Last night was veggie lasagna. It was quite delicious if I do say so myself. 🙂

Hope everyone has a great week! Stay tuned to see what excitement next weekend brings… 🙂

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