Last night was the Robie Creek packet pick-up for the race this Saturday.
They held the packet pickup festivities at the Basque Center in downtown Boise. Such a cute building.
There was a lot of hustle and bustle and even a place to purchase wine. These Robie Creek racers don’t mess around.
I hear there is a part of the race course that is referred to as “temptation island” where people try to get the racers to chug beer and take shots along the way.
My favorite running store Bandanna was holding a running shoe drive, where you could donate used running shoes in return for a $5.00 coupon towards a new pair of running shoes. I was happy to see so many people donated to the cause.
I was sad to part with my first pair of running shoes, but I knew it was for a great cause. And I’m already scoping out my next running shoe purchase so I can use my $5.00 coupon.
The theme of the this year’s Robie race is ‘Plundering For Booty’. This pirate was definitely gearing up for the race.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t completely and utterly excited about this race!! 🙂
Though it’s my first ever official half-marathon, my mindset going into the race is to just run it for fun. Though as I’ve mentioned in previous runs, this hill is extremely difficult and steep. So I will just be happy to receive my finishers t-shirt!
After packet pick up, J. Alabama and I decided to have an impromptu Anniversary dinner. Our 2 year dating anniversary isn’t until next Tuesday, but we randomly decided tonight would be a good night to celebrate.
We started off with a plate of bite sized crab cakes. They came with a spicy aioli and lemon yogurt dipping sauces.
They were pretty good, and had a little spicy kick to them.
For my main dish I ordered the Spicy Ginger Prawn Risotto.
It was a creamy risotto dish that had a red curry sauce. The prawns were infused with a lime ginger sauce. And it was sprinkled with red peppers, zucchini, and topped with mint leaves.
It was quite the taste combination. I wished there were more than the 3 prawns, but it was definitely tasty. And the portions were so big I could split it into 3 meals.
J. Alabama ordered a Moroccan Chicken dish. It was a chicken breast stuffed with sausage and seasoned with Moroccan spices sat in a bed of orzo pasta.
It was a bit on the spicy side, and had a distinct flavor to it. I’m going to have to research Moraccan spices, because the spice was different than anything I’ve ever tasted.
We ended the evening by each sipping on our “signature drink”. You know, the Oj & Wild Turkey combination.
I couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate our 2 year dating anniversary! And to think the next time we celebrate an anniversary won’t be until we celebrate our Wedding anniversary! 🙂
Happy Thursday Friends!
Is anyone else racing this coming weekend? So excited for my first official half-marathon.