Although I had nothing in particular planned this weekend, it ended up being such a good one. The beauty of doing nothing and being content, kinda great.
Let’s start with Friday, shall we? I woke up early, went to Beaucoup Bakery for breakfast, and dropped one of my best friends, Sandy off at the airport. She is off to India for a month for a yoga retreat! Can ya say jealous?!
That night, E and I went out for dinner at Catch 122. It was good, but not amazing. I heard their brunch is out of this world so I am sure we will go back for that eventually.
We were thinking about having dessert there, but then we opted for something even more wonderful. E introduced me to Cartems Donuterie - oh my, swoon. I have walked by this place so many times and had never noticed it! HOW?
E got the earl grey which bursting with flavour. I am not a huge tea person to begin with so I didn’t think I would like it, but wow, so good. I got the salted caramel – you can never go wrong with that combo
Saturday morning I woke up and went for a long run. 16 miles to be exact! Honestly, I was a little worried about this distance. I just haven’t been enjoying running as much lately so the thought of all these miles was daunting. Luckily, this was a really good run! I actually enjoyed it (for once). Long runs are nice because you really settle into the run. You know you are going to be out for a few hours so you might as well go slow and embrace the distance.
I quickly stopped at Mountain Equipment Coop to pick up some fuel.
I’ve never tried this brand of bar before but it was so yummy! Cinnamony, soft, crunchy, delicious. And no stomach problems with it either – wahoo!
I only ate the bar and didn’t need the gel. Good thing, I dislike gels anyway.
My legs were pretty stiff around 14 miles, but somehow I powered through. I felt fine the next day, but I am making an effort to go to yoga more. All the miles are making my muscles so incredibly tight! Wowza.
Sunday was a great day as well. I went to work for a few hours and then met up with E for dinner. We went to The Oakwood in Kitsilano and were both so impressed. We randomly stumbled upon it and thank goodness we did!
We both ordered a beer, fries, and burgers. Comfort as it’s finest.
I think it might be one of the best burgers I have ever had. So juicy, flavourful, ahhh.. just so good. The atmosphere was perfect, too. It was raining outside but inside The Oakwood it was cozy, the lighting was dim, and it was perfect. Not to mention the company
What did you get up to this weekend!?