The Friday 5 {13th Edition}

Let’s just jump right in, shall we:

1) I got a new Garmin for my birthday! Isn’t she awesome? I named her Hermione. I’ve been reading Harry Potter out loud and so the name was in my head, but I also looked up the meaning of the name and found it’s the female version of Hermes who is the Greek god associated with speed. So, I think it’s a good name for a Garmin.  

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It was VERY difficult for me to take a picture of my watch while on my wrist. Any one else have this problem?


2) I did my long run today! I’ve been looking forward to my long run ALL week long, but I so so so did NOT want to go this morning. It took me an hour and a half to finally get my lazy bum out the door at 7:30 AM, and then it took around 8 miles for me to really get into it. Eventually everything worked itself out and I had a good time, but man was it rough getting out the door. (Side note: even though I wasn’t really feeling it, I was definitely grateful that I have the chance to do a long run on a week day.)

3) “It’s Raining Tacos…” This is possibly one of the weirdest songs I’ve ever heard, but it’s so catchy! And, I LOVE tacos. I like mine soft shell with guacamole, beans, cheese, and frank’s redhot (in that order). 

4) I had the best (non-traditional) grilled cheese ever last night. It went directly into my mouth without any photographing for the blog, but it didn’t really look particularly special anyways. It was the TASTE that was phenomenal: Cheddar & Brie w/ pear on Texas Toast. So good.  (If you happen to be near Brookline, MA:  The grilled cheese, along w/ a drink or two w/ friends, and a late bed time probably contributed to how much I did not want to run this morning, but it was worth it. 

5) The Garage is DONE! They started building this thing in February 2013 – right next door to my house. I mentioned it once before in a Friday 5, so it seemed fitting that I’d give you an update.  They are finally, finally done. Which means…no more construction noise! You adjust to it, you really do, but on Saturday morning (starting as early as 6 AM), it’s hard to handle. I suppose it always ensured that I would get out for my long run nice and early, but I’m so looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow! I went over to the opening ceremony, where I got to see the Governor of Massachusetts cut the ribbon for the “mobility center”. (Yep, apparently “parking garage” is not a fancy enough term.)  

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Yes, the GOVERNOR came to cut a ribbon for a garage. Slow Friday?

Happy Friday, friends!

Do you like tacos? What do you put on them?  Did you know that GoveRnor has an R there? I didn’t.


5 thoughts on “The Friday 5 {13th Edition}

  1. I love your Garmin, and that you named her Hermione! Very appropriate after reading your explanation 🙂

    That grilled cheese sounds amazing… I’ve been meaning to go to Hops n Scotch since it opened but I don’t get down to Brookline too often. Now that I know they have this amazing sandwich I should make more of an effort!

    I dig tacos… I like them soft, with flour tortillas, and usually fill them with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and white sauce if it’s available. I also love fish tacos, Baja-style. That Raining Tacos video is hilarious!

    • I was actually inspired to name my Garmin after reading about Simon! I never thought to name my old watch, but it was fun to come up with something for this one. I named my husband’s watch, too. He may not know it, but he’s running buddies w/ Jack Bauer, now. 🙂

  2. Oo, congrats on getting the Garmin! I’m working up to the splurge. I was going to try to wait until Christmas, but by then I won’t be running outside anyway, so it would be kind of crappy to have to wait until spring to use it. Also, I love tacos. Love. Especially on corn tortillas with fresh salsa.

    • This is my second Garmin, and I LOVE it! I could have gotten by longer with the old one, but the battery is starting to drain pretty quickly (and sometimes inexplicably), so when I was asked if I’d be interested in a new one as a birthday gift, I was psyched! I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately about running watchless, because you can become a slave to the pace, but that’s not for me. I like to pour over the data afterwards.

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