Hello friends and happy April!
I’m writing this post 7 days too late but better late than never, right?
March was full of so many good things! Day to day life can feel mundane and repetitive sometimes but doing these posts help me to look back and see the beauty that each month brought.
We started the month of with Indian food and an ice cream date at our favorite place in town, Lighthouse. They have photos and photos and photos of their customers throughout the year on the wall, and since we moved here three years ago it’s been our goal to get on it too! We finally took a picture to submit. Lighthouse is our favorite because they 1) do a lot of good for our little beach community 2) they make amazing ice cream sandwiches on WAFFLES and 3) they carry vegan flavors! We used to come here all the time when we first moved to San Diego so it feels like our special place. I got the coconut milk cream and soy mint chip…a scoop of each with fruity pebbles on top. 🙂
I would never have predicted that Indian food and ice cream would be good long run fuel, but alas, I ran 16 miles at 8:46 pace (in rain and wind!) the next day which was a huge physical and mental breakthrough for me! I have to thank my pally Ali for running the first few miles with me and starting the big workout off on a light and positive note — the momentum made the rest of the run come together.
We enjoyed another date night (can your marriage ever have too many?!) at a new to us Italian place and we drooled over their red pepper + sweet balsamic bruschetta…so much so that we had to take a picture, of course.
Our local college (Point Loma Nazarene University) men’s basketball team made quite a run in the Division 2 March Madness tournament…they went all the way to the championship! We got to watch their Elite 8 round at a home game with our friends Jenni and Justin. I cried because 1) I cry at everything and 2) I just love watching people’s dreams come true! I thought about how all of these college guys must’ve been dreaming of playing basketball at a high level and cutting the net since they were little kids and then I got all weepy.
We went to a San Diego Seals (major league lacrosse) game versus the Philadelphia Wings with our friends from California Tap Room, our local “philly” bar.
I got to gather with two great groups of women to celebrate Jenni and Jill’s soon-to-arrive bundles of joy! I am SO READY for all of the snuggles!
I ran the San Diego Half Marathon as a Race Guard. It was a unique race experience — I got to get dressed and prepped for the race in the Padres dugout and we all finished on the field! Pretty fun day.
Ali had a huge PR – we got to see each other before the race started.
I got to log lots of weekday miles with great views
and we wrapped up the month with an overnight family getaway to San Clemente. 🙂
Some un-photographed moments, but also of note:
- FINDING OUT WE ARE GOING TO BE AN AUNT AND UNCLE! 🙂
- substitute teaching a “Strength and Balance” class
- St. Patrick’s Day potluck at work (I made vegan Irish stew)
- hosting a friend for girl talk and coffee
March Miles: 146.87
Verse of the Month: “I will bring health and healing to it, I will heal my people and I will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” – Jeremiah 33:6
What were your March highlights?
What are you looking forward to about April?