This morning after more than an hour reading a book and the paper online in bed along with my half pot of coffee, the DH says, "Get on up, let's go out for breakfast!" Off we went to Mick Kelly's Irish Pub in Burien. This was our first visit and it won't be the last. The food was great and the prices reasonable. I got the 1-1-1 which is one egg, one buttermilk pancake (huge!) and one strip of bacon and a side of fried red potatoes (delish!). The DH ordered the corned beef hash with one egg, and a biscuit. They have plenty of authentic Irish fare on their menu which we would be interested in trying some day. Only the coffee was a disappointment; but remember, I already had my half pot. While waiting for our food the DH grabs a copy of the Stranger from the rack at the front door as reading fodder and he also drags along a flier for a new 5k organized by the pub to benefit the Highline Area Food Bank and to be held on March 15th (How Irish!) It goes from the Cove in Normandy Park up into downtown Burien, ending at Mick Kelly's of course. Now this will be a real butt burner. It goes from 33ft. to 420ft. in just under a mile!
As if that wasn't ambitious enough, I also registered for the Rock 'n Roll 1/2 Marathon on June 27th. I was encouraged to do this one by my friend Valerie who will also be running it with her two kids; they will be 16 and 14 by then. There is a band at every mile along the route and an evening concert free to race participants. Sounds like fun!