March 13, 2006
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This was one of those weekends that so much was going on that it went by way too fast. On Friday night, Kristy & I ventured up to the Royal Vine wine bar in North Royalton to meet a couple of friends. It’s a place we had gone by hundreds of times but never stopped (despite talking about it). We were not disappointed. It had a very nice atmosphere, and was decorated like a Tuscan village with lots of comfortable couches and chairs groups around coffee tables. I’m no wine expert, but I can usually find something I like, which I did. I will definitely end up there again.
On Saturday night, we headed up to try a new restaurant, Hunan Solon. It was good and had a nice selection of Chinese & Thai dishes. The food was good, the service was good and quick. Overall, I liked it and would probably go back. Afterwards, we slipped in the ‘Saw 2‘ DVD. The first one is a classic in my book, and this one was actually pretty good, though nowhere near up to par with the original. There were some very nice plot turns which kept it interesting, particularly at the end. Worth checking out if you want something scary.
Today, I headed down to Cuyahoga Falls for the Shamrock 15K, a 9.3 mi run through the Cuyahoga River Valley. It was fun, and the weather was great with 60 degree temps and a bit of mist. To read my detailed writeup on it, go here. With today’s run in the books, I’m now halfway through my training for the Flying Pig Marathon, on May 7th. I’m not too thrilled with how my training has gone so far. I have a few injuries that have been holding me back that I’m hoping do not ultimately lead me to having to drop out of the race. Hopefully I can toughen it out for these next 2 months.