Diving In

Hello and happy Saturday!

Last time I left you, I was on a mission to read ‘Meb for Mortals.’ Well, I spent some time here …

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and finished that up yesterday. I will be coming at you with a summary very soon. I found the book to be very easy to read and very informative. There were lots of little helpful nuggets in there that I definitely want to try to incorporate into my training and that I think will also be helpful in my coaching.

Let’s see what else has been going on in the meantime …

I made some Blue Apron New England style shrimp salad. This one wasn’t our favorite, but it wasn’t terrible. We have access to really fresh seafood locally, so I don’t think there was any way this could’ve lived up to our expectations. That and I think I put a tad much tabasco in it. They sent what had to have been the world’s tiniest bottle of tabasco and said add as much as you’d like, so I figured that I would just use the whole bottle. Oh well. You live. You learn.

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Daniel and I joined Rebecca for an easy 5 miles Thursday evening and then headed over to Manci’s in downtown Daphne for dinner. The restaurant was once somewhat of a historical landmark in the area and was known for its seafood poboys and burgers (which were featured in Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines as well as on Diners, Drive-In’s & Dives). It has recently opened back up under new management and they have done some renovations, but have kept a lot of the original atmosphere. We like it because we can go sit outside on the porch post-run. Case in point.

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We also recently got a Chicken Salad Chick here locally. They have locations all over the southeast, and it was founded in Auburn. I had never been to one, but my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law absolutely love it, so I was eager to try it out.

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I got Daniel the “Buffalo Barclay” because the description said, “Craving wings? This is definitely the choice for you.” He isn’t really a chicken salad kind of guy, but I figured that if I brought home something that allegedly tasted like wings he would be more inclined to try it. I tried the “Luau Lydia” with pineapple & macadamia nuts. They were both excellent! There are so many more flavors to choose from that we will definitely have to go back.

This morning, my mom and I set out on an “adventure” walk to get coffee.

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6 miles and two iced coffees later, we had to call a taxi (i.e., my dad) to come take us home. He picked us up in the boat and we tootled home, looking at the piers, birds, etc. The bay was full of seagulls, pelicans and porpoise! I tried to get a good picture of the porpoise, but was not successful with that today. Sometimes we can drive slowly through their feeding spot and they will stop and follow along behind our wake, jumping and playing, but they didn’t do that today. I did get a pretty decent shot of a pelican diving down for a fish though.

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My dad said that I needed to show this picture to my training group and tell them that they needed to follow along and dive head first into marathon training. Yes! Love it.

I hope y’all are enjoying your weekend! Gotta run!

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