Sunday was our actual anniversary, and while we didn't have anything specific planned, it was a gorgeous day out, so we decided it was the perfect time to go find a place to sit outside and enjoy a beer and the clear blue skies. After driving by all of our favorite outdoor seating venues, where apparently everyone else had the same idea we did, we stumbled across one down the road from a Tijuana Flats that evidently closed. We decided to try it. Something new, right? After ordering our beers and glancing over the menu (evidently my reading skills were not up to par yesterday) I ordered what I thought were mozzarella sticks. We both enjoy these and eat them about once a year, so it seemed fitting for the occasion. After a bit of a wait, our food arrived.
In other news, the Gate River Run was this past weekend and I didn't run it. Thursday night I went for a quick run to see how my knee felt. I made it all of a mile and a half. E's suggestion (and no matter how stubborn I am, he's pretty much always right about these things) is to rest for a few weeks, and not to put a lot of pressure on the joint. From my mad self-diagnosing googling skills, I believe I either have runner's knee or jumper's knee. I'm going a little bonkers, since it seems like all I can do is rest, at least for the short term. And swim. But I'm not very excited about that. I'm going to try cycling this weekend, or maybe a quick spin at the gym. And I"m thinking maybe yoga, if I modify for my knees.
This has led me to believe a couple of things:
1) I need to work on my run form.
2) I need to strengthen my glutes, hamstrings, quads and hip flexors and
3) I am seriously addicted to cardio.
In other news, I ordered a Grab Bag swimsuit from Swimmer's Choice, which should come today. The one I currently have is hideous so I'm thinking (knock on wood) that whatever comes in the grab bag won't be as bad. Or you know, at least comparable.