Matt and I went out to dinner on Monday night to celebrate our engagement! Our first engagement dinner was at Panera on the 5 hour drive home from the hike Sunday, so we thought we should probably up the ante a bit. We decided to go to 411 West, a fun place in Chapel Hill, and brought along a bottle of Blenheim Vineyards wine from Saturday with us, too!
Disregard my lion-esque hair. Getting a hair cut on Friday, thank god.
I started with the prosciutto wrapped shrimp on top of sautÃ©ed spinach — yum!
Followed by the wood grilled organic salmon, veggies, and roasted potatoes. I had enough left over to enjoy for lunch yesterday — win!
In unrelated news, I wanted to share some photos from a fun run that I did on last Friday evening with Matt and my grad school friend Lauren!
As you guys know, I’m training for the Vegas half marathon in March right now, and I was supposed to do a 7 mile run over the weekend, but I knew we were leaving early Saturday morning for Charlottesville and didn’t want to stress myself out getting up crazy early to run. So instead, I did a 5.5 mile run on Friday evening, and decided to count our crazy 9 mile hike as the rest of my training for the weekend.
Matt’s never really explored UNC’s campus much, so Lauren and I decided to take him on a tour. I hadn’t done a run without a set route in awhile — it was fun to just go off on detours and generally do what we wanted.
The UNC well!
Running past the sororities along Franklin Street, the main drag in Chapel Hill:
Heading back the other way towards Carrboro:
And ending up back on campus! We stumbled upon this cool outdoor theatre. Neat!
Lauren working on her yoga skills:
Thanks for the run guys. Here’s the obligatory unattractive sweaty post-run photo:
I’m heading off to school for class, and then I’m leaving this afternoon for DC! This weekend is our fall break so we get Thursday and Friday off — hooray! It’s perfect timing since our friends are getting married in DC this weekend — Matt is the best man and a ton of our DC crew will be there as well as Matt’s family, so it should be really fun. I was going to wait to go up to DC until tomorrow, but we need to get my ring resized and I want to give the jeweler enough time so we can get it back by Friday so I can wear it for the weekend! I have really small hands and never really wear rings so Matt had a really hard time figuring out size I wore. The jeweler convinced him going a little too big was better than a little too small — true!
Catch you guys later from our nation’s capital!