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A Date with 14 Miles
by runeatrepeat on July 7, 2012
I don’t know why, but I was on a mission to go to Happy Hour after work yesterday. Truth be told, you can probably count the times I’ve been to happy hour on one hand! Sad, very sad.
At the 4th of July BBQ my cousin mentioned that Lucille’s has a great HH. And I remembered that Costco sells $100 of Lucille’s gift cards for $80.
Anyways, after work I rushed off to Costco to grab a gift card. As soon as Ben got home I told him we were walking to Lucille’s for an impromptu date. It’s only 1 mile away – perfect for a nice little walk and rewarding beverage at the end.
Lucille’s is a southern style restaurant that looks like a big ol’ house.
There are some tables on the “porch”!
We sat at the bar and I sipped a Long Island Iced Tea…
Some of the appetizers were part of the Happy Hour special so we shared some fried green tomatoes.
Despite some of the party pics I’ve shared from Vegas trips in the past, I used to only drink when I was out of town (like in Vegas or on vacation). Random, right?
Anyways, I’ve been partaking in more adult beverages lately. I think I’ve realized I need to relax a little more and I’m enjoying it I still don’t want to make it a habit to drink mid-week, but since I don’t have a high tolerance I feel GREAT with 2 drinks. Yeah Buddy.
Round #2 was a Skinny Margarita.
At this point we thought we should just eat dinner there and I went to check the wait for a table. To my surprise we were seated right away!
The #2 reason to go to Lucille’s (after the Happy Hour specials) are the biscuits served with apple butter. I had 1 1/2
Between the drinks and biscuits I wasn’t that hungry so Ben and I decided to share a dinner. He got the tri-tip, I got the mac n’ cheese.
*We also stopped at Yogurtland on the way back and I got a lil one that only cost $1.52 – isn’t that impressive!!!
This morning I reluctantly got out of bed for 14 miles. I had AB toast and coffee before I left.
PSA - this low sodium EZ bread is NOT good.
Eh. My run didn’t feel great and I started to get frustrated about it… until I remember last night wasn’t the best way to fuel up. So I’m going to take it as a lesson.
At one point I stopped to refill my water bottle and had a complete spaz attack when a bug landed on my finger!!!!
Then, I realized it was just a lady bug and felt stupid.
Post run tradition = Whole Foods.
I started with a detox juice, wheatgrass on the side (to get it over with).