1) Wake up and get Bandit, the rescue pup (German Shepard), fed and watered for the trip to Santa Fe at 5:45-ish in the morning. Bandit spent the night with us and tolerated my pesky, sometimes pushy pack (especially the big grand pup) pretty well...by spending a lot of time safely laying down in her crate instead of roaming too much. This morning she was roaming the house and I think was on the verge of figuring out how to use the doggie door. She went to a rescue in the Santa Fe area. Oh, did I forget to mention that I remembered to get Bandit all fed...but forgot to feed our pack before we left! My bad. There were not happy campers when we got home!
|Bandit at the vet.|
3) Historic Santa Fe Plaza - We used to go up to this historic area of Santa Fe fairly often when we first got to New Mexico. It's probably been 4 years or so since the old man had been up there and the only reason then was because we were transporting out first Chihuahua, Corky, to be cremated. I was last there myself probably in 2006 or so with a small group of students before clinicals started in Las Vegas, New Mexico about an hour away. We were going to go eat at Il Vicino where we've eaten several times before, but we walked past The Atomic Grill where the fish tacos and the turkey burger caught our eyes, so we ate ther for the first time. Well worth the stop...nothing fancy but our food was tasty. Next stop was The French Pastry Shop at the La Fonda Hotel just off the Plaza. This is a regular stop for me when I come to the city. I rarely have a chance to get a good Nutella crepe (I got hooked on chocolate crepes from street vendors during 2 trips to Paris). A plain Nutella crepe is $4.50 and the husbands Nutella/banana crepe ran $8 (ouch!). A nice hot cup of hot chocolate and mocha topped off dessert. When we checked out, the owner was working the register and counted out change and spoke primarily in French. First time that's occurred for me!
|The French Pastry Shop & Creperie (duh!)|
|Santa Fe Plaza|
|REI Santa Fe, smaller than Albuquerque. |
About the same size as Concord, CA.
So after a very quick stop at Target to see if they carried Fuel Belt items for runners (which they do not) we got back on the road home. I had to have the old man take over driving in Clines Corners (about an hour south of Santa Fe) because I had forgotten to take off my contacts before leaving home. For some reason when I wear my contacts at night I have fairly bad issues with night blindness, especially with on coming headlights or headlights in the rear view mirror. Ah, the joys of aging. I don't know why, but with my glasses the night blindness is barely and issue. We finally made it home just before 11:30pm (we left at 9:30ish this morning). I've typed this up and I'm ready for bed. So, farewell, adieu, aufsetzen, adios, au revoir...and good night!
100 Days Challenge:
- 8 mile long run in 1:44:26 (12:49 min/mile pace)
What I Ate Today:
- 1 Slice whole wheat toast
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 6 oz hot water with lemon
- 1 Clif Shot Bloks - Black Cherry
- 50 oz G2 (during run and throughout the day)
- 18 oz mango/banana/strawberry/pineapple smoothie with 1 cup Greek yogurt & 3 tsp sugar
- 3 fish tacos (deep fried Pollack)
- 3 iced teas (1 with 3 sugars, 2 with 3 Splendas)
- 1 Nutella crepe with powdered sugar
- 1 hot chocolate
- Shrimp & vegetable tempura (6 small shrimp)
- 1 cup of white rice
- 1 cup of Miso soup
- 1 simple salad with Ranch (they were out of ginger dressing)