2 04 2012

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Congrats to all the folks who raced this weekend, especially those who did the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!

I was actually supposed to run in the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, but since it was no longer a convenient race for me, I gave my bib away. (Side note- I actually registered for the race in the fall, sitting at a coffee shop in Tampa before meeting up with Meghann for the first time. I was checking out Tampa after my interview; who would have thought I’d actually be here now!)

Instead, I spent the weekend in Orlando with Bill. I always have a great time hanging out with this goof ball.

We took this picture before our bike ride FAIL. On Saturday, we planned on going for a long ride on the Seminole Wekiva Trail,  a trail about 30 minutes from Bill’s house. When we left the house, there were a few clouds rolling in, but we packed up the bikes anyhow, thinking we might be able to beat the storm. When we were about 10 minutes away from the trail head, a steady rain started to fall. Bill smiled at me and said, “You live in Florida now, you need to learn to train in the rain.” Yes coach 🙂

We got to the trail head and it was still raining steadily, with no signs of letting up. Bill and I looked at each other and decided we didn’t drive all the way out here just to turn around. So, we threw on our gear, quickly grabbed our bikes and hit the trail.

We didn’t really look at the map in detail before we left, and two miles in we came to an intersection. We were soaking wet, and not sure that we were even headed in the right direction in the first place, so we opted to go back and see if the trail kept going in the other direction. We were headed in the direction of the car, and still the rain was beating down on us. After about a mile, we decided to call it quits when we got to the car. We weren’t getting a good workout in, and we were both pretty miserable. We rode a grand total of 4 miles. Wah. Wah.

At least I got some training in the rain in, right? 😉

One thing we did this weekend that wasn’t a fail was eating at Garabaldi’s. This place had authentic, delicious, and cheap Mexican food. We went at the suggestion of Courtney, and it did not disappoint!

I started with a tasty margarita, and munched on chips and salsa while we perused the menu. The salsa had a little bit of heat, but it was fresh and tasty!

We also ordered a guacamole appetizer, which was quite tasty! It was tough to make a decision, since everything sounded so good, and the pictures made your mouth water. When it was time to order, Bill went with the cheese enchilada and bean burrito.

I ordered a sope and a pork carnitas taco. My mouth dropped when I saw how big the sope was:

I was expecting something much smaller, which is why I ordered a taco too!

Both of my dishes were outstanding and incredibly filling. I was definitely happy with my choice, and so was Bill. This place was a winner in my book!

What really made the meal was our decision to order fried ice cream for dessert.

Best. decision. ever. Crispy on the outside, and cold, delicious vanilla ice cream on the inside. Mmmmmm yum!

If you’re ever in Orlando, check out Garibaldis! You will not be disappointed!