regular coffee just won’t cut it.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on March 2, 2011

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Last night was quite lovely, I must say!

I started out at Hopcat with my dear friend Andrea.  We had a table right by the windows, which made for epic people watching with Lady Gaga in town last night.  The arena is just a block or so from the restaurant and the sidewalks were flooded with Little Monsters.  I do wish I had gotten tickets, but such is life.

We had been planning this dinner for over a week because I had a craving for their crack fries. Aptly named because they’re so freaking good.  It’s a bit ridic just how good they are.  A little peppery, a little something almost sweet, a lot amazing.

I got the dip trio to go with the fries.  It came with small servings of beerbar cheese, red pepper hummus, and a black bean dip, along with pita chips and veggies.  The cheese was my favorite, for sure!

All paired with a nice, cold beer  (since it was a heat wave and all yesterday, at a whopping 45 degrees!).  I had the autumn ale from  Short’s Brewing Company.  I love supporting the awesome Michigan breweries!

After dinner, I headed across town for another round of trivia night!  We came in fourth place but I fully believe we should have been at least 3rd.  There were a couple questions we got completely shafted on.

Le sigh.

Oh well, life goes on.  It was a fun night with some wonderful people, so overall I can’t complain too much.


I made the less than wise decision to put in a movie when I went to bed last night and got sucked in.  Have y’all seen Whip It?  It’s the one where Ellen Page’s character joins a roller derby team.  I hadn’t seen it yet and thus far I love it!  I’m about halfway through and can’t wait to finish!

Since I was up late, I made it a Starbucks morning.  Regular coffee just wasn’t going to cut it today, but a soy caramel macchiato sure would!

I heart the ‘bucks.


So, the National Half Marathon is 3 1/2 weeks away…and it’s taking every ounce and smidgen of motivation I have to push through those last few weeks.  I know this training didn’t ultimately go the way I had hoped.  I know the past couple of weeks were less than beneficial to my training, between stress and house sitting and moving.

There’s a part of me that thinks I don’t know if I can do it.  I don’t know if I’ll make it to the finish line.  For one reason or another, most of my long runs have  been broken up into chunks over the course of either the day or the weekend.  More or less, I’m getting mileage in, but I don’t know if it’s enough.

But, then I can’t help but wonder if those moments of doubt are the most sabotaging thing that I could do for myself.  If I don’t believe in myself, thinking that I can’t do it, that mental game gets under my skin.  Nobody can believe in me enough to carry me across the finish line.  It’s believing in myself that is so important.

As anxious and nervous as I am, I’m so excited for this race.  When I can push beyond that doubt, I truly believe I’ll finish.  I surely won’t be the first person to cross the finish line and I may be the last.  But, I will finish.  I know I can.



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Cynthia March 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Those fries look amazing! I have seen Whip It before and it is so good. Love it!

Good luck on your race. Sometimes I think fear keeps me from doing things I would otherwise do. Don’t let the fear stop you. You will do great.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

saw your recipe on OSG. YUM!

I love banana muffins!


merrie March 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm

You can do it! No shame in walking when you need to. I look forward to all of your observations, which are so fun. I am definitely going to try those crack fries……
Thanks also for supporting GOTR of Kent County.


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