As most weekends I run both Saturday and Sunday with Saturday typically being the long run day. Our weather over the last two days has been in a word windy. Gust of 40 mph on Saturday made the 4 miler a bit rough but then Sunday even though the winds were not as strong, the temps were much lower. Because of plans to be at my brothers fairly early I decided to do my long run today. 10 miles with 20 mph winds and wind chill of 4 degrees that froze my water bottle left me feeling beaten up by the time I got home.
Yesterday, we drove up to Newton to visit my brother and look for a new car for the Hubs. I’ve never really understood why we are forced to barter for a car. Really? Who walks into a store and offers to pay different prices for other products we shop for? It seems odd that you may purchase the same car someone bought an hour earlier for a totally different price. It is just mind boggling. Because my brother is friends with a sales manager at a Nissan dealer we opted to go in that direction with the hope that we would at least have a smoother transaction. I have to say that the folks at Clay Nissan are stellar. If you are in need of a car I would highly recommend Dave Martin or John Myer. We walked away with a good deal without the hassle and got ourselves a wonderful new Rouge.
Buying a car made us so hungry. We stopped at an Irish pub, Paddy’s. A typical menu of pub fare made it a difficult choice.
My first option was to try the Irish Country Side Shepherd’s Pie, however my brother ordered my favorite sandwich, the Ruben, so I quickly changed my mind. And I was not disappointed.
Ok, so I know this wasn’t the most clean meal, but since it was after 4 pm and the last time I had eaten was 9 am I thought what the heck.
It was a whirlwind of a weekend from the windy runs to buying a new car I am ready to take my President’s Day off from work to take care of the housework that I neglected this weekend. It may not sound like fun, but I am just grateful for another day off.
I’m Listening: Do you have President’s Day off?
Closing Thought: Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. -George Washington