Davey took me to Fogo de Chao for lunch. Dave asked me if I wanted to go weeks ago (he doesn't know all the rules of running and wanted to take me somewhere special), and I knew I'd have to run 10 miles the next morning when I said yes. You see, the problem lies in the fact that Fogo de Chao serves the most delicious spit fire roasted meat, 15 different kinds of meat. Yes, 15. And it's served at your table while the chefs slice it right on to your plate; did I mention is is all you can eat, too? It's practically impossible to say no to juicy and sizzling bacon wrapped filet mignon, top round sirloin, pork spare ribs, bottom round sirloin, beef ribs... the list goes on. Normally, I try to avoid eating too much meat, especially fatty meat, the day before a long run, but this was a special occasion.
I am proud to say I didn't go over board with the meat (but it was a battle to say no). I did however share the most amazing dessert with Davey. It was a chocolate molten lava cake with a scoop of fresh vanilla bean ice cream. I don't know how to describe exactly how good this dessert was to you other than this: whenever I eat something really good, I get giggly and my eyes start to tear up with pure happiness (yes, I cry over food. Again, this is why I have to run in the first place). Not only did this happen to me, but also to my husband. I've been with him for nine years and never seen that before.
Afterwards, we walked around Baltimore and then went to Fells Point to shop. I got Pickle a few finger puppets from a really cool Peruvian shop. Davey then wanted to go to Max's Tavern for a few beers. Drinking beers is also a pre-long run no-no, but what I love about Max's is that you can get any beer you want in a sample size (and they have over 100 different yummy beers).
So to sum up, today was perfect-- meat, beer, shopping, and the love of a good man. I hope I don't pay for it tomorrow while I run, but I think I might be okay. And besides, today was so absolutely relaxing and perfect, it was exactly what I needed.
Happy Friday, everyone! :)