Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Breezin'

AM: Cafe Plaid
PM: 57 mins.
8 miles

Maybe it was the fact that we didn't get home and in bed until well after 1 from the Midnight Streak, or maybe it was the heavy drizzle that was falling when I finally rose from my slumber, or maybe it was my rumbling stomach that hadn't been tended to in at least 15 hours. At any rate, I was just not in the mood to go for a run, long or otherwise, this
morning. It took little convincing to bring Jordan over to the dark side, and next thing I knew we were rounding up Gary, Roger and Sheba for breakfast at Plaid. The rest of them pansied out with coffee and pastries, but I went for broke with poached eggs on focaccia topped with pesto, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes. Heaven. Oh yeah, potatoes and fruit on the side too.

Doggie learns a new trick while Sheba looks on skeptically.

The run didn't happen until well after 5 in the evening, but fortunately the prevailing clouds kept temperatures in the low 80s. Jordan and I hit the pavement from the Embassy Suites and ventured down Robinson, notched a few laps around the GT, cruised the Norman High grass loop and then took a spin past Lions Park before heading back to Main Street by way of campus. If that's not a comprehensive tour of Norman in an hour or less I don't know what is.

Staking claim to prime real estate in Lions Park

To our delight, the weather improved enough to accomodate our party joining other Normanites at the Summer Breeze concert series in Lions Park. We enjoyed wine, snacks and some surprisingly not-bad tunes--Jordan and I detected influenes ranging from Passion Pit to Radiohead with a dollop of Bret Dennen--and were content to pass several hours taking it all in. Couldn't ask for a better way to spend a summer evening.