Sunday, March 1, 2009

Come Back Weekend… Come back!!

by Meghann on March 1, 2009

Is the weekend really over?!?!?! I had too much fun this weekend, tell it to come back! I refuse to believe its over and just want to keep living each and every experience over and over again.

At least it has ended on a good note…

This afternoon it was so nice to meet up with some great fellow bloggers to celebrate the end of mine and Caitlin’s Tampa Adventure.

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From left to right:  Courtney, Me, Caitlin, Jenna, Maddy, Ashley, Ryan, and Jenna’s friend who had also ran the 5k the morning before.

Jenna was able to hook all 10 of us (there are a couple of male guests missing from the above picture) at the very cute and welcoming Datz Delicatessan.

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I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked inside. It had that great fun, local vibe that just shined through all of the decor and layout.

We had a bit of a wait when we arrived, but the staff was passing out free samples of Raspberry Danishes (I had just a bite) and some Hot Chocolate (which was actually cold chocolate)

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Upon being seated complimentary Monkey Bread was brought to our table. It was very funny to see the camera’s come flying as soon as it hit the table.

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I managed to stick with this single piece, though every urge in my body told me to go back to more.

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We were also provided with complimentary Sparkling Wine. Nothing like a little bubbly to bring a group of semi-strangers out of their shell. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Enjoying the free drinks.

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I was very excited when I first discovered the Datz menu online because it featured many great sandwiches including some veggie ones I was coveting. Sadly, all they had today was the Sunday Brunch menu which featured no Veggie Sammies, I even asked if they could make me one and they declined. ๐Ÿ™

For some reason I was not feeling any of the brunch items, but settled on the Lettuce Entertain You Salad: organic greens, smoked turkey breast, vermont cheddar cheese, blueberries, strawberries, strawberries, raspberries, cheery tomatoes, candied walnuts, with datz berry vinaigrette on the side.

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It was a HUGE, beautiful, colorful salad that I could barely eat half of. I can’t wait to finish it off for lunch tomorrow.

I also ordered a side of Potato Latke Fingers.. which are kind of like hashbrowns in stick form.

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I had about two of the fingers and shared the rest.

It was so great to spend the time getting to know all of the bloggers, it always amazes me how easy every one is to talk to and conversations never seemed to stall around the table. I look forward to meeting up many times in the future with my new friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

After we said our good byes, Caitlin and I picked up Abbie and were on the road back home. Of course, we did have one stop we had to make.

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Dairy Queen!! It was our treat to ourselves for completing the Bud Light Challenge. I ordered a small Chocolate Dipped Cone while Caitlin finally got to enjoy her Blizzard.

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I think she was in Blizzard Heaven and was mmming and awwwwing with every bite she took.

I was not hungry at all for dinner until close to 8:00. I finally decided I just needed to eat something because I needed to get to sleep. so I dug some soup to of the freezer and presto instant dinner.

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This was the last of my Chickpea Noodle Soup I made a couple of weeks ago.

I also had a Cranberry Walnut Muffin to round out my meal.

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I think I can now fully understand what being truly exhausted feels like! After two back 2 back 4:30am wake up calls I am in desperate need of a ton of sleep. I am hitting the hay early tonight and sleeping in tomorrow morning. Good night blog world!

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3 Races…. 1 Weekend…. part 2

March 1, 2009

3 Races…. 2 PRs… 1 Fucking AMAZING weekend of running!!!!! That’s right, I survived my Half Marathon this weekend and it was amazing. The rain held off until the end and I was smoking my split times each mile. In the end I killed it coming in below my goal and shaving over 7 minutes more ยป

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