Great weekend even if I’m not able to do the 1/2!

Hello beautiful people!

I had a really great weekend!  The weather was amazing, the conversations were insightful and I was able to spend all day Saturday with my niece Sydney 😀  Friday I had an appointment with Dr. Sean Cupp, an orthopedic physician.  We went over my symptoms and he ended up putting an air cast on my lower leg to stabilize the muscles and bones.  I have 4 weeks with the cast and four weeks of physical therapy.  The air cast isn’t all that bad but I am not allowed to do any “land cardio”, not even yoga for the next four weeks.  A bit of a bummer but at least I’m not in a boot or on crutches!  Whooooo hooooo!  But it also means no 1/2 marathon in the Grand Tetons.  By the time I am fully up and running again there will not be enough time to train properly for it.  So I will focus my efforts on the Tow Path 1/2 marathon in September/October!  So for now it is all about upper body and core.  Not super excited but hey, I did it to myself and I knew better than to go full throttle into the 1/2 training and over exert myself.  LESSON LEARNED!!!  Again…


Friday night one of my best friends and I got together for a delicious dinner at El Carnicero in Lakewood.



Lakewood has some amazing restaurants and slowly I am trying each one!  The menu was pretty diverse and the really nice thing is that it is NOT your run of the mill Mexican joint.  The food is fresh, unique and will challenge your taste buds in good way.  I started off with a house margarita (happy hour at the bar 4-7) and it was really good.  The margarita could have use a bit more salt around the rim but the drink itself was very scrumptious!  My friend Sara had tequila, straight, rough week at work!)  We both ordered the Wild Boar Nachos (mine were vegetarian of course) and the goat cheese guacamole. The nachos were pretty good but the goat cheese guacamole was insanely delicious.  Very heavy though and it sat heavy in my stomach well into the following morning.  It was a delectable night out!  The best part was that my friend of 29 years and I had a chance to just sit and talk and talk and talk!   We don’t get together as often as we’d like so when we do we make sure it is for good food and tasty drinks.

Saturday morning I awoke to warm sunny skies and so of course I headed down to the beach with coffee in hand to snap a few pics and meditate out on the rocks that extend well into the lake.  😀

I am sooo tall!

Ice covered 2/3’s of the rocks but I was able to find a nice sunny spot and just soaked up the warm sun, beautiful views and the sounds of birds chirping away.  It was perfect…

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I soon received a text from my brother inviting me to join him and his youngest Sydney for breakfast.  I was like, “Um yeah!”  So we discovered a “new to us” diner in Bay Village called Bay Diner.  The staff was friendly and the food was pretty darn good too.  A definite return spot.  😛  I asked Sydney if she wanted to spend the day with me and she said yeah!  She is the smartest 9 year old I know!  I call her Little Miss Regional Manager!  We spent the day doing little home improvement projects around my apartment.  We must have went to Home Depot and Lowe’s a 1/2 dozen times.  She helped me replace outlet covers, change out ceiling fan pull cords and find the right size screws for the drawer pulls I bought a while ago!  She was a great help!  We also went to Books a Million and I bought her a National Geographic Weird But True book.


It contains 300 weird but true random facts about humans, animals, insects and the planet.  Annnnnd since I am a lover of all random facts like she is, we finished the entire book in about 2 hours!  Then we re-read it to see if we could remember the ones in the beginning!  So fun dudes!!!  All in all it was a fantastic day!

Today so far has been pretty good too.  I met my friend Bill for coffee and breakfast and then I am on my way to a benefit for a co-worker who is fighting stage 2-3 colon cancer.  We are hoping for a great turnout for the spaghetti dinner!  She is a fabulous nurse and co-worker!

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!  Enjoy the sun my friends!


“Give what you have.  To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





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