Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Texas Trip - Day 4 - Capitol 10K

We popped out of bed right on time, ate a bit of breakfast and headed for downtown.  Missy was worried about parking but it really wasn't a problem.  We found a street spot and there is no charge for meters on Sundays.  

 It was pretty packed for the race:


Off we go!


Look at Missy run her first race ever!  Go Missy go!!


I ended up pushing harder than I thought since I was feeling good and lost Missy at some point.  I ended up joking around to a girl around mile 4 and we ran the rest of it together.  Her name was Ellie and she was sweet!  She is from Austin and I thank her lots for keeping me motivated and moving for those last 2 miles.  We were both pretty excited that we RAN the whole thing with no walking breaks!  I finished in 1:05:44, 2 minutes less than my last one!  Woohoo!!!


Missy had an awesome race too.  She ran the whole thing also and was SUPER excited!  I think she is hooked.  There is nothing like race day!
There is always tons of loot after the race.  LOL.  I've got all my bottles!


They were giving out whole bottles of this coconut water.  I loved it!  I have been wanting to try it but its expensive and I was afraid I wouldn't like it (and waste the money).  Yum!  I will look into this product more but I think it was all natural.  I'm not sure though.


After the race, we headed back to get showers and then decided we were hungry.  All weekend, Missy had been talking about this taco place she loves so I suggested we got some for lunch.  There was no convincing Missy.  She jumped at the idea!  Apparently there is a little fued between 2 local taco joints there and everyone has their favorite.  Missy's is Tacodeli.  They try to use as many local and organic products as possible.  I seriously love Austin.  All this yummy, natural, healthy food!  The line at this place was out the door too!  Luckily we got there just before the rush.  



I have to say they were really excellent!  Next, we decided to do some random shopping at local running shops.  We stopped for some coffee at a local place (Epoc I think?)  I was so excited to get Mexican Hot Coco but I asked for a Mexican Mocha.  They put cayenne powder in the mocha and its delicious!  I wish I could get it around here!  Also, this place had a Starbucks sign that I won't post.  They had it hanging outside before Missy said but got in trouble so they hung it inside and colored in the "STA" and "C_ _ EE" and half of the B... Think about it ;)  We also hit the vintage shop next door.



I got this awesome gym towel from one of the local running stores.  I LOVE IT!!!


We drove around the city a bit and stumbled on the Texas State Cemetary, where there is a huge civil war cemetery.  It was very pretty and I love looking at old headstones!

For dinner, I wanted to try something local.  I looked up some places online to see what was generally good and we settled on going to The Salt Lick which is not far outside of Austin.  There was about a 45 minute wait once we got there which I don't think is that bad.  (Line of cars to get in the parking lot and the waiting area outside)


I don't think we even waited that long.  It was BYOB also so we picked up a couple of local beers to bring to dinner too.  Also, Missy had hurt her akle a little during the run so she was resting it a bit.





We tried ending the night with a movie but were both exhausted from all the activity all weekend.  It was time for bed and heading home the next day!

Back in NJ where its cold and lacking Missy.

Missy is graduating in the summer with her PhD so who knows when I'll ever get out there again.  I had such an awesome time and we clicked again like there was no time apart at all!  It was great meeting her friends, especially Alyssa and Abby who I just adored!  Maybe Missy and I will have to fly out there sometime again to visit them after Missy moves closer to me! 

4 comments:

Leftover Princess said...

LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!! And yes we will have to visit them!

Lasherthecat said...

What a fun trip!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kristin said...

Sounds liek a great trip. Congrats on beating your previous time. You are awesome!!!

livinlifeinlouie said...

wahooo! race day! Looks like a blast and you did awesome!
and I would love a towel LIke that

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