April 25th, 2010
I had a blast with my roommates! And I loved all of your awesome comments on my last post! I’m so glad that you all strive to be responsible, proactive people!
I realized that the last time we were together was actually in September of 2008 for a quick breakfast date. It was so quick I totally forgot about it! This get-together was long overdue. My roommate Jess married our college friend, Dan (we actually met Jess through Dan), and so we got to hang out with Dan as well.
Amanda, Lacey, Amanda, (Yogi,) me, and Jess
There was pizza made with homemade dough that exploded…
And a round of Killer Bunnies (best game ever! You need to go play it!)…
And a visit to the University of Michigan…
This city is so picturesque. It reminded me a lot of State College…a beautiful small city, with a gorgeous university, and streets lined with shops!
Despite the dreary weather, we toured the campus and hit up some stores. The ones that interested me sold food, obviously.
Like YogurtRush for some tart frozen yogurt… Amanda and I were the only two who got excited about it, and we ended up getting almost identical FroYos!
We also stopped at The Cupcake Station and I chose a mini Vabulous Vegan chocolate cuppy cake!
It’s stinkin’ cute and delicious!
I did pack healthy options, but sugar always wins the battle of the taste buds.
But then, Dan, my roommates husband suggested a stop in the outdoors store, Moosejaw. Cleary is was right up my alley, and I didn’t intend on spending any money..
But then I saw them.
I have been talking about them.
Lusting after them.
Promising them to myself as a marathon gift…
You need to understand that I have an impulsive nature, but I’ve become pretty good at keeping it in check.
I just wanted to try them on to see what size I would need to order after the marathon. Then I realized that my marathon is only a week away, and if I bought them now I wouldn’t have to pay shipping…
Surprise, Dave! Just ignore that charge on the credit card!!! I’ve got my Sprint FiveFingers!
So I went for a 5 mile run with Amanda to try them out! While the other roomies sat on the couch and drank beer
No, I really did buy them! And the girls were drinking beer…and Amanda and I did go for a run. But I wore my Brooks.
You cannot just hit the pavement in FiveFingers. Your feet would probably go in shock! So I’m not going to begin to get my feet adjusted to the Five Fingers until after the marathon (don’t want to screw anything up)…and when I do start, I’m going to begin by only walking in them and gently progress. However, they do make me feel closer to my amphibious friends. Or like Gollum…so I decided to call them “my preciousssss”. Wow, second LOTR reference in a row? I won’t blame you if you stop reading now.
Anyhow, does anyone have any FiveFinger advice? I’m looking forward to the new running adventure!
Welp! I’m out! Dave and I are enjoying dinner with some POM Wonderful mocktails!