early this morning, what seems like perhaps 37 hours ago, i dragged myself out of bed to drive my very accomplished athletic husband to his third marathon in a year. well, his first marathon was a year ago this weekend, so i’m exaggerating ever so slightly, but let’s just say he ran his first marathon a year ago and now he’s hooked. this one has a finish line somewhat near our house, so i drove him north to the start, then met him three hours later at the finish line. i am not an early riser by nature, so having an alarm go off at 6.30am on a sunday was a little tragic for me. anyhow, i’m sure i’ll pull through.
he did really well, and finished in 3:11:50, which is not too shabby! after he was finished, we went home so he could shower and change, and then we walked two blocks to watch more people who were still out on the course (we live really near the course, around the 22-mile point). we took maia along, and after about an hour of wandering/watching/cheering, we decided to take advantage of our newly-accessible access to lake michigan, and let maia see the beach for the first time. we moved to this house in the end of december, and i was pretty excited to be right near the lake, envisioning all these lovely summer strolls along the beach… and then as soon as spring happened, they started a MAJOR construction situation over there, and the beach was completely unusable and inaccessible all spring and summer. boooo. but! this week it opened up again, so we took maia down to check it out.
she loved it! she got really excited as soon as she started walking on the sand (memories of the racetrack atmosphere, maybe?) and the closer we got to the water, the goofier she acted. she kept doing play behaviors at the waves lapping onto the shore, like she thought they were trying to play with her. it was hilarious and adorable.
okay, but this is vegan mofo, and i’m supposed to be talking about food, so let’s get to it. by this time, we were both starving (me because i’d been awake for 37 hours and my husband because he’d, you know, run a billion miles), so we decided to head to our very favorite spot for lunch.
this is the vegan breakfast burrito (with hash browns) from comet cafe, and it’s our standard go-to when we’re in the brunchy mood. you can get breakfast at comet until 3pm every day, which is like the best thing ever, so we eat a lot of these suckers. the burrito has tofu scramble, pico de gallo, a nice thick red sauce, and vegan sour cream. it’s always served with hash browns, and i’m a total mess so i basically just cut it all up and mix it together. amazing. (i spared you, however, and photographed it before i made it look like garbage.) my other breakfast favorite is their vegan pancakes, which are giant and fluffy and delicious. today my husband got both(!) and you can see a bit of his pancake in the background there. we eat at comet A LOT, like so much that i’m pretty sure we should have our own booth. i imagine i’ll blog about them again this month, so stay tuned.