Dang, it feels good to be done with 1L.
After going out on Thursday for Bar Review/celebrating/going to sleep at 3 am, my body still was up with its game-face on at 7. Cool. I wanted to spend the day relaxing and just enjoying not having to study for the first time in weeks.
This goal of “relaxing” also included not letting myself workout. That idea didn’t last long – I quickly convinced Jenn to go on a 5 mile walk with me. We enjoyed some Jamba Juice at the half-way point.
I got a little bit sunburned, it was that nice out. We joked about how lucky we are to live in a city that so many people seek out as a tourist destination.
Later that day, Jenn and I combined forces with Aviva and Armita for a little lunch/shopping excursion before Whitney and I headed back downtown to celebrate our friend Kelsey’s birthday.
Luckily our waiter helped us out by pointing to the Spicy Sausage one. Delectable. We also ordered the Prosciuto di Parma.
Our food took a little while to come (this is an important part of the story) but I passed the time by telling funny stories. (You’re welcome, Whitney). After dinner, we met up with Kelsey and her crew at The Yardhouse, after braving the throngs of Laker fans and waiting in line, we finally found her!
Kelsey is one of my best friends from high school. I ran cross-country and track with her for four years, and she was (and still very much is) one of my running inspirations. She went to USC for college and now lives in San Diego, so it’s not often that we’re all in the same place, so it was so fun to celebrate her 24th! We also hit up Pattern Bar where I downed an IPA. Typical.
And for the sake of nostalgia…
Whitney and I grabbed a cab back to our car (we parked at Urbano). As we were heading into the lot, I realized we forgot to get our parking ticket validated. So, since Urbano was closed, we figured the bar next door, Library Bar, would do it for us. We walked over to the doorman, who immediately asked us “where we went after we left Urbano,” and apologized that our food took forever to come. Dan was a character – and we will seek him out in the future. Fun fact: making friends with bouncers was one of my favorite things about going out in Berkeley.
Saturday morning involved some serious DIY. Jenn and I, along with her friend Megan and Whitney, painted a few walls of our apartment! Here’s a sneak peek…
Adds a nice little “homey” touch to our place!
After I scrubbed [most] of the paint off my body, my parents swung by for an early dinner. I love cryptic texts from my mom that begin “what are you doing?” and end with “can we take you to dinner?”
It’s adjacent to a hotel, so we had a blend of other dinner guests and people using the pool in the background keeping us company.
Our waiter was awesome – attentive but not over-bearing, and FUNNY. Wish I remembered his name.
I went with a good old fashioned Strawberry Lemonade and left the drinking to my parents.
We app’d it up with some fried zucchini…
And I went with a chicken cesar – with pine nuts!
Sunday morning involved a 10-miler, followed shortly by this bad-boy:
Here’s where the depressing part of my weekend came in. I am working on my “write-on” packet for the competition to get on the Loyola Law Review. This is what our parking structure looks like on the Sunday after finals. Tear.
It’ll be over in about a week. One more week of “intensity.”
I went with the chocolate and coffee which was delicious. We spotted Josh Brolin and Diane Lane there which was also sorta nifty.
And in keeping with tradition last week’s workouts:
- Monday – 3 mile run (pre-final tradition)
- Tuesday – NROLFW 2A
- Wednesday – Spinning (Andrew’s class)
- Thursday – 5 mile run (pre-final)
- Friday – 5 mile walk
- Saturday – light weights + run
- Sunday – 10 mile run + PM: NROFLW 2B
Felt strong this week, hoping to add in some more fun things this coming week.