today is the 22nd day of october… we are truly blessed w/ the autumn weather, folks!
a few pics from my awesome leslieville life…
grilled AAA striploins, served w/ Ace potato & chive bread
… shit don’t get no better!!
Google best coffee san fran, this one sits near the top of every list. And, I’d be damned if I didn’t visit a coffeehouse while in San Francisco… would be akin to visiting Germany w/o frothing suds! Check-out my route… 13.5 km (40 minutes… you’d shit at what it cost). And, because I detoured briefly to Lands End, I was able to jump out and onto a park bench for this cool pic of Golden Gate Bridge. Andytown is WAY out from Union Square, and for that, this was my most planned (and, greatest) venture! I snapped a pic from the street, then turned 90º west towards the Pacific Ocean and snapped another… it’s that freaking close to the coast! Oh, and I gave the barista carte blanche in making my drink. I know it’a mocha, w/ chocolate… and whipped cream! She asked me if I ever tried their whipped cream? I said no… she gave me a sample spoon! Awesome times!
… my first time running since November 1st, and considering poor conditioning… killed it!! I see so many daily runners in this mild winter weather, luckily being able to continue running/training throughout the year (me, w/my job makes it next to impossible), and am SO jealous… yet, they’re still slow-poking it? What’s up w/that shit?!
Chuffed as fuck w/my x-mas run… 15 minutes for 3K is only 2 minutes-ish from my PB… and w/regular sessions 13:30 would be easily attainable day after day! I’m also happy as hell w/negative splits (lungs began burning 400m in, lol)!
… my Portuguese family! Just got back home… getting my hair looking all pretty… in for the evening… kicking off my 4 day holiday, when Antonio surprises me w/this… wishing me a Merry Christmas!! He says the cake is called King Cake (Bolo Rei, in Portuguese), and it’s still warm when he hands it to me! Yum-F-O!! I see from the sticker, this one comes courtesy Seara Bakery… what a lovely presentation! Funny; minutes from home when stopped at a traffic light, snuck a peek and was in disbelief the amount of cars, and the lack of room w/more cars trying to get in (and out) of Seara… welcome to a Portuguese Christmas Eve, lol! He tells me the port wine is to be enjoyed after dinner! I’m enjoying everything right now just staring at it… can’t stop thinking about all your kindness, and love! Thanks big guy… and, thanks Lina too! Much love!!
Plus; was a sunny, balmy 13º C on a global warming Toronto’s Xmas eve? Yep, today was a GOOD day!!
… happy run! only my second time since September 1, so am chuffed w/the time. wanted to do at least 4K, but was windy, and got tuckered. did run a solo 1K after catching my breath, so essentially did run 4K, lol. being a non-runner of late, love it… love my negative splits too!
… cranked the wheels to show (off) my snow tire tread. but, not before taking zen baby for an awesome carwash. a bit of a story, will say it did involve a suicide u-turn, lol! being a hands on guy … was my 1st time in an automated carwash in a coon’s age. best part?! no tax … and free vacuuming! woohoo!