So you know how I was going to do speedwork this morning? 8 x 400 meters? Well, it went a little like this:
- Lap 1: I am the fastest girl alive. I laugh in the face of training… look at me go!
- Lap 2: Okay, those high schoolers just passed me. And that old lady. It’s cool. Nothing wrong with the bronze!
- Lap 3: 400 meters is a LONG way. Like the whole way around the track…
- Lap 4: Is there really a difference between sprinting and running? No. No, there isn’t.
- Laps 5: Brisk jog.
- Lap 6: More of a gallop.
- Lap 7: Power walk.
- Lap 8: Crawling?
So yeah, that was fun. Let’s just say it’s a good thing that we have 4 months to train.
Today we had a little mother/daughter day. I went for a walk with my mom after the beating speed workout, then we met my dad for lunch at a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try: Cliff Cafe. Remember the up-and-coming area of South Dallas I’ve talked about in previous posts? Oak Cliff? Well, there’s a really awesome restored motor lodge in that area called The Hotel Belmont, and it has a sweet view of downtown Dallas. We occasionally have drinks here and check out the city.
About a year ago the Belmont opened the Cliff Cafe, right next door to the hotel. So we picked my dad up from work and headed South to the Cafe.
I started with chicken noodle soup. Loved the giant noodles and shredded chicken, although it did sneakily contain bacon (which I don’t really eat):
For my entree- more portabellas! Grilled portabella sandwich on ciabatta with tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and balsamic. Great sandwich!
My Dad had the Blue Plate Special- brisket with mashed potatoes and a biscuit. He really wanted me to post a picture on the blog…
Another cool feature? The “green” toilet. It had two flush options: BIG flush and little flush. Too many options! Sorry, I didn’t get a picture.
So yeah, good lunch… but I still want to try this place for dinner. The lunch menu was a little small, plus I think the contemporary decor would look really cool at night
Finally, count your blessings if you’re not in TX right now. Check out what the car thermometer read today: