Today was surprisingly pretty awesome!
We had an open house at work today instead of having a wedding tonight, so I had to report to work by 9:30. Of course, I was running late, and that threw me off, but one of the first people I ran into had a little surprise for me. One of my favorite servers was working a couple nights ago when my most favorite dessert ever was served, and she snagged me a piece and saved it in the fridge knowing I’d be in this morning. Having someone think of you and save you your favorite treat is awesome, but when that treat is boule de neige, it’s incredible.
So my work day started to turn into a good day, and it got better when I saw that one of the vendors was Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. I’ve heard such great things about Millie’s, but I keep missing them. At one point, one of the Millie’s workers asked me to throw out some ice cream for them since it had started to melt, and I just looked at her with a dumb look on my face. Eventually she confided that there was nothing wrong with the ice cream and that I was more than welcome to go ahead and eat it. The only utensils in the bar were a plastic fork and a sharp knife, so I opted to eat my ice cream with a fork. Then another worker came up for a drink and brought another flavor along with him. I ended up with a scoop of Chad’s Vanilla and Salted Caramel, and both were freaking fantastic. I don’t even enjoy vanilla ice cream all that often, unless it’s covered in some combination of hot fudge, caramel, or peanut butter, but Chad’s Vanilla was ridiculous. And the Salted Caramel? Oh dear. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life, but then I’d weigh 900 pounds and I probably wouldn’t be able to go to the store to get more. But yeah, wow. So good!
I was flying high on sugar by the time I left, and since it was such an unseasonably gorgeous and warm day, I decided to go for a little run/walk around the North Side instead of hitting up the gym. Well… 2.5 hours later, and I eventually made my way back to my car. That quick little stroll around the North Side turned into Deutschtown – PNC Park (pitchers and catchers have started workouts in Bradenton and the rest of the team starts workouts next week! Huzzah!!) – Heinz Field – Carnegie Science Center – Rivers Casino – West End Bridge – alllllll the way to the McKees Rocks Bridge. And then I had to make my way back. On the way back, I took a little detour through Allegheny Commons, which took my mileage for the day past 10. That’s excluding the running around I did at work. Oh, and did I mention I’m on-call tonight? I’m very strongly wishing and hoping that we don’t get called out, even though I want more training, just because I don’t know if I can actually walk anywhere at this point. I might have to crawl or slither into my bed; I’ve got half-marathon legs happening all up in this joint.
So the day started off a little rocky, but it’s ending on a very content high note. 🙂