It’s probably a good thing that the two of us were the only ones traveling together to Austin/San Antonio because we might seriously annoy someone else. Ha. The plan was for Beth to head over to Teal’s and take off from there, well, then Beth had to run home first, and when she got to Teal’s house Teal was actually in the process of switching cable providers. Ha 🙂 Would you want to kill us right now if you were traveling with us?
Then we had to go pick up Teal’s #TeamCindy shirt, oh but first we stopped and got coffee! We both wake up so early all the time that we needed something to keep us awake during the drive besides our incessant chatting. After getting the shirt we decided to get dinner and why not just go ahead and sit down and eat while we are at it?? I think we were out of the door of Baker Brothers by like 7:15 and we hit the road! Would you want to kill us now?
Oh, wait, we need gas! Haha, we made it to Austin a little bit before 11:00 p.m. to our friend Mary Alice’s cute little house! Thanks again for letting us stay with you! We got all caught up on life and made it to bed right before midnight. Now that Teal joined Sunstone Yoga again we decided the perfect way to start our Saturday morning would be by attending a Fire 60 class, so off we went to yoga, shower, get breakfast and then pick Mary Alice up to head to San Antonio.
I’d say the highlight of our Saturday was lunch at The Cove! Not only because The Cove has some de-lish food (get the fish tacos and go ahead and get a side of sweet potato fries – you won’t regret it), but also because of the great company we had to dine with there! Beth was really excited because her cousin, Chase, was driving in from Houston to meet us and run the half with us!
Sadly that is the ONLY picture we took at The Cove, but we finally got to meet @UltraNinjaRunnr and @theASGwifey a.k.a. Greg and Fiona! Somehow we’ve all managed to not meet each other yet even though we live in the same metroplex, oh well, glad it finally happened! We met @RunDaTad a.k.a. Dat – somehow we missed that you didn’t live in DFW?? Ha, always just assumed that – silly us making assumptions! And a San Antonio local, @joeguinn who was going to be running his first full – hope it went well for you, Joe! AND we finally got to meet our tweep @Ohkaylouise a.k.a. Kristen who had come all the way from Sonoma, CA to run the half! We chat with Kristen a lot on twitter and send emails back and forth with her, so it was SO GREAT to get to meet you! Why did we not capture that moment on film? What is wrong with us? And of course we cannot leave out our fellow DFW tweeps that we’d already met before – @HeidiRuns & @bmlueb, @ciaobella7 & @reigning1 – you can constantly find us freaking out with the ladies of these awesome couples on twitter about our first marathon which is now 15 days away! We love to give them support and appreciate so much all the support they give us! Can’t wait until we are all marathoners!!
After lunch we hit the expo, got some fuel for the race and more importantly some cute headbands to wear. Here’s Teal modeling her’s even though she didn’t actually wear it during the half.
After expo-ing we quickly checked into our hotel – SpringHill Suites by the airport and were quickly off to the grocery store for snacks since it had now been at least two hours since our last feeding. Haha Also, we’d highly recommend the SpringHill Suites, while yes it isn’t on the riverwalk in San Antonio it was still really nice and a great hotel! There are some other great parts to SA besides the riverwalk that are right there around that hotel! After snacking we made sure to get our plank of the day in and our 100 pushups.
After that we headed out for our final meal before the race with Chase and Mary Alice. We aren’t even going to go into the special-ness that occurred which led us to dining at Canyon Cafe for dinner. Just know it was special and not where we were originally going to go. 🙂 The three of us girls got the exact same thing so here is some food porn for you! [Sorry Mom we put the word porn in our blog!]
Behold the FIRE-GRILLED TUNA – Served over oven-roasted vegetables and Santa Fe rice. Topped with an avocado fan and chipotle mayonnaise. It was de-lish!
Just in case you missed our faces here we all are at dinner –
After dinner it was back to the hotel for all 3 of us girls to decide what exactly we were wearing in the morning, lay it out and have ridiculous conversations about our wake up time and leave time. I think every 20 minutes or so we pushed back our wake up time and leave time by 15 minutes and ultimately decided waking up at 4:30 a.m. and leaving the hotel by 5:00 a.m. would be just fine. Typical girls?
Want to give a quick shoutout to our friend, Zac (Mary Alice’s brother-in-law, in case you are trying to keep these people straight), for shaving more than 10 minutes off of his marathon time at the race! Here’s a picture of Zac and his lovely preggo wife, Rebekah after the race! Shoutout to Baby Girl Elliott coming December 2011! 🙂
After the race was over we met our friend Bitner at his hotel and together with him, the Elliotts and Mary Alice we went off to dine on Mexican food on the riverwalk! Once lunch was over we all went our separate ways. 😦 We’ll be seeing Zac again at White Rock in December when he runs his 4th mary! Mary Alice and Bitner will also be running White Rock with us as their first marys ever just like us!
We dropped Mary Alice off and Austin a little bit before 5:00 p.m. and made our way over to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Umm, why do we not have one in Dallas? How can we make that happen? Again, de-lish! Thanks to one of us having an iPad we were able to easily participate in #runchat from the car on our way back to Dallas! Such a great trip even if it was tiring and we are still recovering sleep-wise!