Trying out my new compression tights - Loved them!
We had a great 8 mile run this morning. With the recent snow we were back to a picturesque snow covered route. The temperature was reasonable and T was running with me. As we ran we discussed the possibility of entering the Seattle Marathon. It's kind of a 50/50 deal right now with work being in the way for T. I would love to do it as the time works out supremely well for me. I also gave T a recap of the half marathon I ran last weekend. She is always a great audience for as many race details as I want to give her. Her son is down visiting my daughter in DC so we spent some time speculating what they had on tap for today.
Temperatures are warming up but the river continues to look cold!
This afternoon my husband and myself as well as two friends headed up to Burlington's Mardi Gras parade. There have been many years where I have FROZEN at this. No worries this year, the temperature was almost balmy! It is always a great parade. I tried to take some pictures but I mostly got arms reaching for the many things being thrown from the floats. I saw one of my students there who was busy collecting his own beads.
Waiting for the parade to start
The owner of Magic Hat Brewery Who Sponsors the Parade
Most of my pictures of the floats look like this, arms reaching for the multitude of stuff being thrown
Okay I'm finally getting to the chocolate referred to in the title! We left there and went to a local restaurant. We sat at the bar sporting our many colorful Mardi Gras beads. We chatted and enjoyed wine/beer before we all ordered burgers. That should have been enough but I looked over the dessert menu. I found out it was Chocolate Fest which meant there were many chocolate offerings and you could have as many as you wanted. Thankfully my friend's husband decided to partake with me so I didn't look like a total hog alone. All I can say is YUM! How could anyone resist!!!
A fun day overall.