This has been a great weekend so far, and it's not even halfway over!
Yesterday, I was a huge nerd. After picking up my car from the mechanic, I went over to the Old Angle Tavern to...wait for it...meet a bunch of people I didn't know. That's right, there was a Yelp Cleveland meet-up last night. For those of you who don't know about Yelp, it's a website where people review local businesses and share information. There's also a discussion forum where people write about funny topics. Anyway, I joined in September to give me something else to do (other than blogging of course) while job-searching...and the people are really nice. One of the girls sent out a message this week suggesting we all get together for a drink on Friday night - and we did!
It kinda felt like a group blind date at first, especially when I was the first one there and didn't really know which group, if any, was the one I should be looking for. Turns out that I was sitting one seat away from another yelper at the bar (she didn't have a picture up on the site, so I didn't recognize her) and only realized it when A., another yelper, came in!
It was really fun, and, for the first time, I felt like I was taking some sort of initiative with my social life. Being married is so great, but it's difficult to meet new people without going a bit out of your way. I have met a couple of cool new people at work since I started 2 weeks ago, but this was another way to feel like I was making new friends.
I got home at about 8:30, and my two sisters-in-law, Becca and Alida, arrived shortly thereafter to spend a weekend with us in ol' Cleve-o! We had fun last night walking around the Tremont Art Walk, popped into Loop, the new coffee shop/record store on our corner, and got some pizza from Edison's. The girls seemed to really like the neighborhood.
Watched some late-night entertainment shows like The Soup and Chelsea Lately - hilarious! and then went to bed.
This morning I went out for a great 5-mile run. The weather was unseasonably warm - and I guess I was a little overdressed in pants and a long-sleeve shirt - but it still felt great. The sun felt so nice on my face and, additionally, it just felt great to be out there. My goal was to do either 5 miles or an hour-long run, whichever came first. Turns out I did 5 in about 57 minutes, but then jogged as a cooldown until my watch said 1 hour, then did the routine stretching and whatnot. The foot felt pretty good, and at one point I didn't feel any pain at all. I was a bit tired during this run, but was still really glad to do it and felt great afterward.
While Becca was at her physical therapy conference at the Cleveland Clinic, Derek and I took Alida to the West Side Market - she was so impressed! We got a bunch of stuff for sandwiches and are currently just having a lazy afternoon at home.