Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Husband Runs.

This past Friday, Ian suggested that we meet in Brunswick for lunch and then head over to Maine Running Company. Sounds like a perfect date to me. Maybe minus the boys next time. Finn was busy "helping" by grabbing everything he wasn't supposed to. Zeke was kept busy measuring and remeasuring his feet, hands, and whatever else was around.

I've been nagging suggesting that the hubs start running for a little while. Partially because I am a little jealous of all my running gals with their running husbands, but mostly because I want him to lead a healthier life and be around for the boys and I for as long as possible. It would be nice to have something like this in common to talk about. Plus it's pretty easy to get started, just one foot in front of the other. I even got him some running pants and a shirt for Christmas as a little hint. I think I mentioned at some time that he was going to run a 5K with me this year, so he was going to need some shoes.

Maine Running Company has two locations, in Brunswick and Portland. And the employees there are just awesome, really know their stuff and take the time to make sure you are getting the right shoe for you. Ian had been looking online at reviews and was thinking of getting something in the Brooks line since I am now in the Brooks Pure Connects. Enter extreme guilt here when the salesman asked if I bought my shoes from them. Ugh...I bought them online. I promise to buy local next time...promise.

Anyway, he eventually settled on the Saucony Triumph 9s. 


Yesterday he got to try them out. As in, went running. An entire mile! I'm so proud of him that his running journey has begun. It will also be easy to remember when he started since it was his birthday yesterday, too! I think that was a great birthday present to himself, don't you?

And since it was his birthday, that also meant that it was time for our bi-annual date night. We go once on February 13 to celebrate his birthday and Valentine's Day and once in September for our wedding anniversary. One place that we keep going back to is the Broad Arrow Tavern at the Harrasseeket Inn in Freeport. We always have a great time and have delicious food, but last night's dinner was exceptional. 

Usually, we end up near in the center of the room between two hearths. Almost at the same table every single time. Last night, the hostess brought us all the way around a corner to a secret section/nook with upholstered chairs. It was a cozy little table away from everyone else with a view of outside. She must have known we were on a date or something.

We ate so much food. All of the food is locally farmed and so yummy. We started with the mussels. We ate a few before I remembered to take a picture.


Then I had French Onion soup and Ian had the lobster stew.


For our entrees, Ian had Filet Mignon topped with fried onions, roasted vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Sorry, no picture, but it was wonderful. I had the thickest pork chop in the world with a maple demi glaze, roasted vegetables, and blue cheese mashed potatoes. 


Dessert was a mixed berry crisp for me and chocolate bread pudding with fresh strawberries (and a candle) and a cappucino with homemade biscotti for Ian. 

Happy birthday, honey!
It was seriously the most full I have ever been. It was just all so good. If you are ever in Freeport, I highly recommend it.

We ended the night with a trip over to the L.L. Bean Outlet to get, what else, his and hers running socks!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


2 comments:

  1. Awesome! Your meal sounded amazing.....and I was reading that while eating my salad for lunch....as if a salad isn't bad enough on its own....seeing those pictures was too much. Glad you got Ian running! Ski wants to run more but has arthritis in his knees (I know, we are elderly). He's really only able/motivated to run sporadically. Any recommendations on shoes for bad knees? He loves doing fun races! Love reading your blog!!!!

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  2. Awesome! Your meal sounded amazing.....and I was reading that while eating my salad for lunch....as if a salad isn't bad enough on its own....seeing those pictures was too much. Glad you got Ian running! Ski wants to run more but has arthritis in his knees (I know, we are elderly). He's really only able/motivated to run sporadically. Any recommendations on shoes for bad knees? He loves doing fun races! Love reading your blog!!!!

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