I woke up bright and early this morning, made some eggs and toast, and gathered my running gear. Why is it so much easier waking up early on the weekends??
I met my coworkers at the top of the hill, where we discussed who would be the slowest. You see, none of us are runners and we were all pretty confident that our paces were slower than the rest of the group.
I hadn’t run since Tampa and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I ended up running a little over two miles straight, walking for about a quarter of a mile, and running the rest of the way. Much better than it could have been!
One of the things I enjoy most about working in our Austin office is how much everyone genuinely enjoys hanging out with each other. I think this is largely in part to this office always being a small office. But nonetheless, I love it!
The last Friday of every month, we do lunch together in the board room. This month, the office manager suggested we take advantage of amazing weather and take a trip to one of the many food truck lots. We packed ourselves in two cars and headed down to the Trailer Park Eatery on 1st Avenue.
Half of the group ate at Torchy’s and the other half (the health conscious half) ate at Conscious Cravings (how appropriate!). We made bets on how many times the Torchy’s crew would tease us about our sandwiches. I guessed 4, Brian guessed 3, Elizabeth guessed 2. Brian won!
I ate the blackened tofu wrap and shared some baked rosemary fries with Elizabeth. If you’re curious to see what I thought of each menu item (or any of the menu items I’ve eaten in Austin), check out my profile on Tasted Menu!
There’s no better way to spend a gorgeous workday than walking the jobsite. Sun shining, breeze blowing, hardhat wearing. Well, the hardhat wearing wasn’t ideal, but it brought back good memories of being an early twenty-something-year-old working out on site.
The project manager and superintendent took me on a grand tour of a hospital project we’re building in Austin. We climbed up a million uber tiny stairs to get to the roof, where stood small among mounts for future solar panels. Lots and lots of future solar panels.
After the tour we headed to… Chili’s, which also brought back memories of working on site. Somehow, no matter which job I was on, there was nothing but a darn Chili’s nearby. I ordered what seemed like the only non-fried option on the menu, the caribbean salad. It was surprisingly good! Unfortunately, I was hungry about an hour later and mounged on leftover pizza from the work fridge. Which again, brought me straight back to jobsite memory lane.