so yes, weekend in tejas. left early friday morning when temps in Michigan were still below 0. landed in Houston. went to common bond for lunch. died over the deliciousness. i got a turkey pesto sandwich, the caramel apple vernes, and a walnut chocolate chip cookie. whoa baby.
went for a run around houston to shake out legs and to get to see a new place. A and I ran around the museum district and then headed back to shower and have a drink outside on a porch before heading to dinner.
We had dinner at el tiempo with happy hour margaritas and delicious fajitas.
Saturday we waited in line for common bond croissants (OMG), and then it was off to austin. We stopped at buc-ee's a central texas landmark, and ate delicious jalepeno cheddar bread.
Packet pickup was a breeze, full of free things. Lovelovelove the race shirt. it's so fun.
Post-pickup, the sun was shining which obviously meant we had to drink outside. So we went to craft pride, drank texas craft beers (including one with blood orange. cant say no to that), and also ate via 313 pizza -- det style pizza in austin! and it actually was quite similar to det pizza. loved it.
Some harry potter, then bed.
Race start was 7:00AM. which luckily felt like 8AM. full race recap coming. although the above sums it up pretty well. ran for too long, up too many hills but done was done and that felt good.
Lunch was torchy's taco food truck, then mimosas at yellow jacket , which is totally not a place I would pick to hang out at, but was totally interesting.
then we waited in a huge line for COMPLETELY WORTH IT donuts from gordough. the puddin' (unpictured) was the clear winner.
|this is the berry crazy. so good.|
Monday was a few brunch fails before ending up at Lowbrow. My sandwich had high prospects but wasn't the greatest execution, but the bloody mary was tops.
|will be recreating with better execution though!|
|such pretty colors|
also over the course of the weekend I read Station Eleven which was just incredible. Please read it.