First of all, thank you all SO much for all the sweet words of encouragement about my upcoming job interview! Its funny, really, because I just feel like my little video is NOTHING compared to some of those other applicants! Everything is done at home and without any special lighting or editing…..just a FlipCam! 🙂 I was a little nervous about that initially but I guess Murphy-Goode saw something special in it. And I know even if I don’t get the job, its just such a wonderful experience to go through the process and interview—something I have NEVER done before! I only wish I could tell my brother about it right now but I know he’s up there thinking this is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened to his sister and he’ll be right there with me in Sonoma the whole time!
I haven’t gotten my official itinerary yet but I know I’ll be flying out early next Saturday morning and coming back (with hopefully GOODE news) that next Tuesday. That Saturday night we have a big kick-off dinner and (gulp) I have to give a two minute speech about myself! I have to admit, that’s the part I’m most nervous about! lol 🙂
I have been to California ONCE when I was about 7 months old but it doesn’t really count. Its somewhere that I’ve always, always, always wanted to go to (hence why I signed up for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon) and I am just beside myself right now at the thought that I will be there in a week and a half! If anyone in the Healdsburg area has packing suggestions, that would be awesome as well as cute lunch spots since I know I’ll have free time.
I knew I would get the news at 3 pm this afternoon so I tried to keep myself busy beforehand. I wrote an article on how to eat seasonally for True/Slant and folded massive amounts of laundry. I was eating a snack when I got the lucky email (of course I was eating!)!
I went to the doctor and got MORE good news! Doc said that initial discomfort and tightness is totally 100% NORMAL when you make the switch to orthotics. My shins are still healing, apparently, and as long as they aren’t getting worse (they aren’t), I’m in good shape. Just no speed work, intervals or hill work just yet! He did say I could slowlyyyyy start to make the switch to doing my weekly long runs outside though. That was music to my ears! I’m so tired of the treadmill I could scream!
And then for dinner Ryan and I met his sis, parents and their friends out at Ciccio & Tony’s
. Surprisingly it was really really good! I ordered a glass of pinot grigio
(yum yum wine!) to start:
I was really hoping the restaurant would have Murphy-Goode
but they did not. Ryan and I are going to buy a bottle though this week to celebrate! 🙂
I also got a HUGE seaweed salad. It was so big I couldn’t finish it!
And for my entree, I chose the Thai Roll made with brown rice. In the roll there was tuna, avocado, cucumber and thai basil. It was delicious and I loved the brown rice option!
The dipping sauce was really good too. Not sure how to describe it—sort of like a creamy wasabi.
Ryan and I also split this amazing concoction:
OMG! This was so aaaaamzing. We each had about three pieces. The roll had crab, tempura shrimp and avocado in it with a spicy sriracha cream sauce on top. Heaven!
Erin, Ryan’s sister, got the ultimate healthy meal—seared tuna lettuce wraps!
I loved the presentation and the fact it was served with a trio of homemade sauces. I want to try this next time!
Just got home and I *might* have had two more Lindt Fleur de Sel squares. These things are heaven, I can’t help it! 😉
About to dive into “April and Oliver”. Saving The Time Traveler’s Wife for my looooooong flight next weekend! April and Oliver is okay……I don’t love it but its entertaining and a good bath read (my favorite spot to read is in a bubble bath…obvi).
See you in the morning!