On Friday night, I went to the Cheesecake Factory with Veronica and Candice and we had a great time, despite the fact that the restaurant did its best to ruin it for us. We were told that it would be an hour wait, but we didn't get seated until an hour and 40 minutes later! Good thing we always have a lot to talk about- it was great to see them and hopefully it won't be another 6 months until we can all get together again!
Saturday was a our last official FitCorp group run. We had an 8, 10 or 12 mile option and I decided to run the 12. The weather was a bit rainy and cloudy, but overall it was good running weather at around 45-50 degrees. My legs felt good and I ran it in 2 hours flat. While I was running, the painters arrived and began working painting our apartment. My mom had offered to take Dwayne (our cat), but I didn't think he would be too much of a problem. When I got home around 11 Saturday morning, all of our furniture and books were piled in the middle of our family room (the one room we weren't getting painted) and it took me a little while to spot Nick sitting in the only free chair in the corner. "We now have a blue cat," he said. Turns out, Dwayne scooted through a tray of blue paint, and his tail and right hind leg were now a lovely shade of Cowgirl Blue. In the end, I brought him down the street to our vet so they could shave off the painted areas because I didn't want Dwayne to groom himself and ingest the paint. He's OK, but a bit patchy.
Dwayne, post shave, decided to stay out of trouble and observe from his perch on the mattress
The painters finished all four rooms in one day, and they did a fantastic job. If anyone would like a Boston area recommendation for painters, please let me know. Saturday night Nick and I went to the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse to meet Johnny & Leigh for dinner and watch the NCAA's. I hadn't been there since college and forgot what a fun place it is. A good time was had by all, especially since Memphis beat UCLA...
Yesterday we spent pretty much the entire day organizing and cleaning the house. Nick hung some paintings and re-organized the office, and everything looks a lot better. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Tonight I'm going to the gym for a 4 mile run.