last night was the last workout for the austin 1020 training group i joined.
i joined this group over halfway into its training.
i think a lot of the problem i have been having with this training is that my pals and i joined a group that had already assimilated. we never fit in and felt very much like outcasts. and i guess, in a way, we were. the coach was great but my little running group of 4 never fit in with the rest of them.
i think last night the coach realized this – at least to some extent as it was clearly noticable that he was giving me and my buddy a significant amount of attention. i am not sugguesting it was a “too little too late” kind of thing. not at all. i think there was some pity on his part.
i am hopeful that since this training is over that my mindset will improve.
we were invited to the group happy hour – and we politely declined the invite as we had other plans. more important plans.
i am not going to go into detail here because it’s not my place to do so on the health of others but one of our friends has cancer and we met for dinner and drinks last night at vivo’s tex-mex off manor road.
unfortunately i did not take any photos but it’s a well known eatery.
beautiful patio. beautiful restaurant. my friend, unbeknownst to me, called ahead to see if there was anything i could eat on the menu that is gluten free. she had some problems conveying my situation to the hostess but we had an amazing waitress who knew exactly what i meant when i said “i need to eat gluten free” and told me (off the top of her head and without hesitation) what i could eat and what menu options could be modified so that i could eat.
in a nutshell, the chips and salsa are gluten free. The tortilla soups are gluten free without the fried tortilla strips. the verde enchilada dish is gluten free along with the rice and beans and a handful of other food items. i had them create the verde enchiladas for me without chicken and made it a cheese enchilada dish. delicious.
best service. it was even a busy night.
we had some adult drinks, we had some food. we had some talk about nothing in particular.
i decided and told my friend that i am going to knit her some hats to wear as she goes through chemo. several for summer and several for winter.
i love knitting hats and can whip one out in literally no time. this also gives me an excuse to buy super soft fancy yarn as I am a bit of a yarn snob. *squee*
so i will look on ravelry and gather some patterns from their website and my personal pattern stash and get to knitting some super cute, super soft hats.
and if you find yourself up off manor road on the east side of austin any time soon, i highly recommend Vivos. it would be a great date place. Oh, and don’t forget to visit their restroom while you are there.
…trust me. it’s a sight to behold. and i am going to leave it at that…