Happy Friday! It’s been a good one for me so far, starting with last night when I found out Allen is staying in Columbia for the weekend! He originally had planned to go home to visit his grandparents who would be in town and I was kind of bummed because the weekend was shaping up to be pretty boring. But it turns out they didn’t come in, so Allen is staying! Yay!
I was up at 7 with quite a bit of energy, which is good after a hard week of early mornings. I made some breakfast after a nice HOT shower:
Served on peanut butter toast
I headed to my 11 a.m. class with a snack in hand:
I picked up lunch from the Southeast Asian campus dining hall, “Sabai.” I’ve eaten there a few times and it’s pretty good.
And some stir-fried green beans on the side. These were pretty oily and I couldn’t finish them.
My flute professor lives in a less-trafficked area of town and some of the roads have a bike lane that’s been cleaned off from the snow, so I thought it’d be a good place to get in a run. The trails are covered in tons of snow and there’s no sign of it melting anytime soon.
I ran just over 4 miles at 9:26 pace, although it felt slower because my muscles never really got warmed up. It was cold and snowy!
After my run I took another not-so-warm shower and then Allen came up for dinner. He also told me some more exciting news: he’s off work for the week of spring break, which is also my birthday! Hooray!
We ate a pretty standard meal in a dining hall and then he took me to the grocery store in his NEW CAR!
I don’t have any photos yet because I haven’t seen it in daylight, but Allen finally got a new-to-him car. His car finally died on him a few weeks ago, and he’d been driving his parents’ van while he looked for a car. He found one last night that was a really great deal! It’s a 2008 Toyota Prius and it’s pretty snazzy. I’ll take a photo of him with his new car tomorrow.
Tonight we are hanging out and watching Dateline! We have ingredients for smoothies so we may make some if I get hungry. Just a lazy Friday night.