Way back in December (2014), I posted about getting new shoes, and interest in learning to run (post can be found HERE). Almost immediately after that post, I received an e-mail from my friend Audrey (who is actually a runner) asking if I wanted to sign up and do a half Marathon this year. I agreed, without giving it much thought.
I signed up and paid my fees in February, and then proceeded to spend my year NOT training much. I did, however, discover that
#1: I don’t love running. I love riding my bike, and felt guilty every time I so much as looked at my bike because “I should be running, dammit”, and I’d end up not doing much of either.
#2: ‘Runner’s High’ is real. For every run I did over the past year, as much as I hated it while it was happening, when I was done running, I felt GREAT!
The pinnacle of this second discovery came after finishing this half Marathon, and immediately telling Audrey that I would run The Other Half again next year with her, if she wanted to. What else could possibly make my sore, broken body tell her this except my adrenaline-addled brain?!
So, the nitty-gritty:
My official results
Here’s my race jersey, and finisher’s medal (which I have discovered is also a magnet, and a bottle opener!)
These are just some of the 1005 people milling around the start line area before the race
During the race (the first one is one that I took with Audrey’s phone – that’s her in front of me in purple, and the second one is from the professional photographer on the course. I bit the bullet, and bought 2 photos from them.)
The finish line picture is the other one I bought. I liked it.
Two selfies from after the race – “Look!” they say. “I’m still alive!”
I’m actually kind of looking forward to doing it again, but next year, I’ll do it better. Yay!
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It’s been a while again, hasn’t it?
Moab has several new restaurants this spring…just like every year. It’s kind of like a game of chance to bet on which ones will stand the test of time, and which ones will simply fade away, and you’ll be left thinking “Huh. Remember when Knave of Hearts bakery was open?” Or “Gee, I really loved the chilaquiles from Mi Ranchito”. All that aside, I plan to go to all of them, and see how they are.
My friend Jen and I have now been to Bangkok House twice. The first time, I got the Thai Red Curry with chicken, because this is something that I know I like from the older Thai restaurant in Moab, Singha. I was NOT impressed with Bangkok House’s version of red curry. You all have to understand, here, that I do not like peanuts. At all. The red curry tasted like it had peanuts in it. EW. I forgot to take pictures the first time around.
Also, the salad that comes with the lunch special is topped with peanut sauce (which I can only liken to runny peanut butter – like liquid-baby-poop-death). I forgot to ask for something different this time, so I had to pick around it again. Gross.
We went for our second visit yesterday, and I LOVED the dish I picked. I got the Fresh Ginger Sauce with Chicken. I always get my Thai food ‘hot & spicy’, and this was definitely that. *whew* It was delicious, and makes me want to go back frequently and explore the menu more extensively. I should have taken the picture before I dug in, but I was hungry, and almost forgot completely, but Jen reminded me. Glad she did.
The lunch was $8.95 each, plus tax, and a tip. Totally worth it. Even the weird Asian candies at the cashier desk were good. I don’t know what they were, though…just that they are part of the ‘classic series’.
I really loved yesterday’s lunch. It was SOOOO good! I recommend Bangkok House.
You can check out the full menu below – watch out, they’re big.
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